September 9, 2001 |
Gregory Lawrence Jefferson was a fifth-grader at Daniel Webster Elementary in Pasadena when he heard the sound that changed his life. After the Pasadena Symphony played at his school, the kids were invited to try the various instruments. "I was the one who picked up the flute," he says. "It was like a spark." He talked his parents into buying him one, started band and orchestra classes, and "things just took off from there."
December 14, 1995 |
Green Day is a great band if you're under 16 and bored, a demographic wide enough to generate sales of 8 million copies of the Bay Area trio's "Dookie" album last year. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and his mates, who filled all 14,500 seats at the scaled-down Pond of Anaheim on Tuesday, can serve up deliriously energized songs that chronicle teen suburban blues with the convincing ring of young men who have indeed been there and done that.
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December 2, 1997 |
Arroyo and Loma Vista elementary schools' PTA/PTOs are sponsoring the last in a series of four programs in the second annual Fall Cultural Series for parents and students throughout Tustin Unified School District. Jim Gamble's the Art of Puppetry will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the multipurpose room at Hewes Middle School, 13232 Hewes Ave. Gamble will present "Carnival of the Animals," which features 13 musical segments. Tickets are $3.50 and can be bought at the door.
June 21, 2005 |
Can't get enough of "American Idol"? There will be an online version late this year, according to Fluid Audio Networks, an L.A.-based Internet company. The company said Monday that it has secured licensing rights from Fremantle Media, one of the hit show's producers, to launch American Idol Underground (www.idolunderground.com), which will feature talent competitions in 13 musical genres, including pop, country, rap, jazz and classical.
July 26, 1988 |
"Sweet Charity" (MCA, 148 minutes, color, digital sound, four sides, two extended-play CLV, two full features CAV, $39.95). Director Bob Fosse's choreography can only be appreciated in its original wide-screen format and, luckily, that's what MCA goes to for most of the 13 musical numbers. But, alas, MCA didn't have the courage to use this method all the way; the rest of the film looks as if the image was squeezed into one eyepiece of a pair of cheap binoculars.
September 22, 1992 |
Coming to Cerritos: Frank Sinatra will be the grand-opening attraction Jan. 13-17 to launch the inaugural season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The lineup also includes two evenings of dance by Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov on Feb. 3-4, Kenny Rogers on Feb. 16-20, Lynn Redgrave in "Shakespeare for My Father" on Feb. 21-22, Henry Mancini with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth on Feb.