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GOINGS ON SANTA BARBARA : Star Performance : George Burns will make appearances at the two Santa Ynez Valley Hospital fund-raisers.


Last year, it was Bob Hope. This year's fund-raising weekend by the Santa Ynez Valley Hospital will feature George Burns, who will perform Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.

All proceeds from the performances will benefit the hospital.

Local singers Maggie Worsdale and Jonathan Wild, and local comedians Beverly Kay and Pam Kay will open the show.

Burns was procured for the hospital by Santa Barbarans Ira and Linda Distenfield, owners of Nine Oaks Productions.

The Distenfields also arranged Hope's appearance.

In fact, it was after the Hope fund-raiser that they decided to form the promotions company.

Saturday's show has already sold out, but seats remain for the 2 p.m. Sunday show.

Tickets are $26, $35 and $100. The theater is at 1317 State St.

Call 963-4408.

Also at the Arlington: Santa Barbara's Community Arts Music Association tonight will present the State Symphonic Kapelle, formerly the Soviet Philharmonic, in the midst of an international tour.

It wasn't always a certainty that the group would make the tour, according to Mary Martinez, CAMA's new manager.

Because of recent upheavals in the former Soviet Union, there was fear that the government would withdraw the subsidy that made the group's world tour possible.

When the tour is completed, the 110-member symphony will have given 42 performances in the United States and Japan.

This is the ensemble's first visit to the United States.

The program at the Arlington will include Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter Festival Overture," Schnittke's "Concerto Gross No. 1" and Tchaikovsky's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major.

The show will begin at 8 p.m. There will be a preview lecture just prior to the show. Tickets are $18, $24, $36 and $48.

Call 966-4324.

Once again, at the Arlington: On Friday, the theater will present the "Bob Marley Day Celebration 1992," the third annual Marley tribute, featuring reggae band Steel Pulse. Brigadier Jerry, Inner Circle, Charlie Chaplin and Sister Carol are also scheduled to appear.

Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 and $20.

Call 963-4408.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which called for the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, UC Santa Barbara will show two films that look at the lives of Japanese-Americans at that time.

Both films, "Days of Waiting" and "The Color of Honor," will be shown Wednesday.

"Days of Waiting," winner of the 1990 Academy Award for best documentary short subject, is the story of Estelle Ishigo, one of the few white people interned with the Japanese.

She was unwilling to be separated from her Japanese husband.

The film shows some of Ishigo's artwork and writing, depicting conditions at the Heart Mountain internment camp in Wyoming.

"The Color of Honor" focuses on Japanese-American youths, specifically the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the Military Intelligence Service, and draft resisters and protesters inside the camps.

The first movie will begin at 8 p.m. at the campus' Girvetz Theater.

Admission is free.

For information, call 893-3535.

Don't forget the "Artists and Their Work" symposium being conducted by the Carpinteria Valley Art League on Friday at the main branch of the Santa Barbara Library.

The program is being held in conjunction with the league's monthlong exhibit in the library's Faulkner Gallery.

The list of seven scheduled speakers includes Jack Martin Smith, a three-time Academy Award-winning art director for MGM and Twentieth Century-Fox studios.

He won Oscars for his work on "Cleopatra," "Fantastic Voyage" and "Hello, Dolly!" The program will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

Admission is free.

For information, call 963-6766.

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