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College produces showcase of plays GLENDALE --...

College produces showcase of plays

GLENDALE -- “Random Acts of Theatre,” an evening of

student-directed short plays, opens Thursday in the Glendale

Community College Auditorium Studio Theatre.

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Showtimes for the Theatre Arts Department production are 8 p.m.

Friday and Saturday and June 5, 6, and 7 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and

June 8.

Ten advanced theater students each chose a play to direct. Some

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selected short plays from world theater or new plays they discovered

at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Others have written their own scripts and two chose new works by

college faculty member Brent Falco.

Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating in

the Studio Theatre. There is no late seating. Tickets are $7, $5

students and seniors and $3 each for groups of 10 or more. For

reservations, call 240-1000, ext. 5618.

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Burbank resident in solo exhibition

BURBANK -- “Incarnate,” a solo exhibition by Monica Melograna, is

on display at the Chiropractic & Spinal Rehabilitation Center, 1411

W. Olive Ave., Suite A, Burbank.

A reception will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The exhibit continues until

June 21.

Melograna completed her bachelor’s degree at the Atlanta College

of Art in 1986. She participated in many group exhibitions and had a

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solo exhibition at the college gallery. Since then she has displayed

work at several businesses including Brew Ha Ha and First USA Bank in

Wilmington, Del.

Now a graphic artist, she lives in Burbank with her husband and

two children.

Melograna uses human figures to express the emotions and

experiences of life.

“I let the work take me where it wants to go and rein it back in

when I need to,” she said. “People viewing it have their own feelings

and thoughts about it. It is to them, going to be different from the

person standing next to them and separate from what it is to me. I’d

rather not talk about what they mean too much. That way it stays

personal for the observers.”

The latest collection of large drawings, the smallest size being

22 inches by 30 inches, includes nine pieces. They were made using

oil pastel, charcoal and colored pencil.

St. Gregory Society honors composer

LOS ANGELES -- Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian will be feted

by the music world in celebration of his 100th birthday on June 6.

The St. Gregory Music Society of Glendale will honor his birthday

June 13, by sponsoring a concert under the baton of world-renowned

conductor Loris Tjeknavorian and featuring internationally acclaimed

violinist Gratchia Arutunian at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N.

Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

The proceeds of the concert will benefit children with serious

medical diseases in Armenia and abroad through the Armenian Alliance,

a nonprofit organization, and the Aram Khachaturian Foundation for

Diabetic Children.

St. Gregory Music Society was founded by the St. Gregory Armenian

Catholic Church in Glendale.

The society’s purpose is to create an awareness of Armenian

artists and musicians.

Tickets range from $30 to $150. For more information, call

243-8400 or www.stgregory- ms.com.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph


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