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‘Land and Sea’ title of group art show

The Burbank Art Assn., in conjunction with former Mayor Marsha Ramos, will hold an interim gallery group exhibition, informally titled “Land and Sea,” in the lobby of the new GeoSystems Architectural Building at 1545 S. Victory Ave., Glendale.

Featured are four award-winning members of the art association — Doris Vick, Joan Sandon, Arline Helm and Johnathon Gallagher. Watercolors, oils, acrylics and mixed medium highlight a dozen landscapes. There is a figurative work, two geometric abstracts and a trove of colorful, underwater themed works.

The public can stop by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tentative closing date is Sept. 16. Enter through the back parking lot door only. For more information, contact Gallagher at (818) 846-5138.



Man graduates from Marine basic training

Marine Corps Pvt. Cameron E. Collier, son of Debra Collier of Burbank, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

During the five-week course, Collier received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Collier also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.


Collier is a 2009 graduate of John Burroughs High School and joined the Marine Corps in October 2009.


Youth attended summer arts camp program

Cooper Baldwin, 15, of Burbank attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, a well-known summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12. The son of Greg and Melissa Baldwin, Cooper studied vocal arts and operetta at the camp, which is marking its 83rd season.

Cooper finished his second year as a member of Burroughs award-winning advanced mixed choir, Powerhouse, which recently appeared on “Oprah.” He was also a member of Burroughs’ mixed a cappella choir Vocal Ensemble and the all men’s choir, Men at Work, and appeared in the school’s Spring 2010 production of “Sweet Charity.” As a freshman, he was selected to perform with the Southern California Vocal Assn. Honor Choir.

Cooper has been performing onstage since he was in third grade. His recent roles at Young Stars Theatre in North Hollywood include “The Sound of Music” and “The Music Man.” He is a regular in productions staged by Imagine, the drama ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burbank.


Locals in chorus perform at Disney hall


The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will perform in concert at 8 p.m. today at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.

Local singers in the chorus are Kevin Jones of Burbank and John Krueger and Ray Halpin of Glendale.

The highlight is the world premiere of “The End of it All” by electronic artist and music producer John Tejada. It was commissioned by the Gay Men’s Chorus and written for choir and electronica. Also on the program are a selection of opera choruses, a range of classic contemporary choral works and the Gay Men’s Chorus Harvey Milk Schools Project, a mix of music and spoken word highlighting the life of civic rights icon Harvey Milk to promote equality and acceptance and raise awareness about anti-gay bullying in schools.

In addition the Gay Men’s Chorus will introduce its Alive Music Project Youth Chorus, made up of local students performing on their own and then with the Gay Men’s Chorus. Lisa Baroutgian, a student at Glendale Community College, is a founding member of the youth chorus.

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