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Petunia and Pals Return in 'Something to Crow About'

March 01, 1994|LYNNE HEFFLEY | TIMES STAFF WRITER

"Something to Crow About," a musical day on the farm, puppet style, has returned to the landmark Bob Baker Marionette Theatre for the first time in more than seven years.

The 35-year-old show pioneered Bob Baker's signature in-the-round performances where puppeteers bring every conceivable variety of stringed creations into the audience to interact with children.

An old song on the show's soundtrack, "I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in the Onion Patch," inspired the creation of what Baker says is his most requested puppet.

"When I tour, I'm always asked, 'Did you bring Petunia?' This has been going on for 35 years."

Information: (213) 250-9995.

Earthquake Mosaic: Did the earthquake decimate your favorite set of china? Chip that old bud vase?

You can contribute those broken bits and pieces (no clear glass or stemware, please) to the Earthquake Memorial Project, an outdoor tile mosaic installation planned for Los Angeles Children's Museum.

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday March 4, 1994 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 18 Column 1 Entertainment Desk 2 inches; 41 words Type of Material: Correction
Art project-- The Earthquake Memorial Project, an outdoor tile mosaic being created by L.A. artists out of items broken during the disaster, will be installed near the vicinity of the collapse of the Interstate 10 freeway, not at the L.A. Children's Museum as stated in Tuesday's Calendar.

Los Angeles-based artists Paul M. Hershfield, Tracey Landworth and Anthony Fish have established collection centers at the museum, at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, at the Westside Jewish Community Center Nursery School, at Hamlin Street Elementary School in West Hills and nine other locations. The artists request that broken items, such as plastics, small toys and especially ceramics, be delivered in bags weighing no more than five pounds each (again, no glass).

The installation is no joke. With its theme of things broken and then rebuilt, it is intended as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the recent disaster and as a healing gesture for those who suffered losses of all kinds.

Information: (213) 931-2623.

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