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April 8, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Jazz bands from nine San Fernando Valley high schools will compete this weekend for a chance to perform in the first-ever San Fernando Valley Jazz Festival in May at Lake Balboa. Both the competition and the jazz festival--named Jazz on the Lake--are sponsored by the Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
The Irvine Unified School District is hosting its first invitational field tournament from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Irvine Stadium with marching bands, color guards and drill teams from 18 Orange County high schools. The tournament is co-sponsored by Irvine and Woodbridge high schools. Music directors there hope to make it an annual event to help offset the impending loss of money from bingo games. A federal law, which goes into effect Dec. 26, will prohibit smoking in public school buildings.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1988 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
It was a hot, dusty afternoon earlier this week. The door was closed tight to keep the air-conditioned air inside, but wisps of the blazing music leaked onto Laurel Canyon in Pacoima from a converted cinder-block garage attached to a modest bungalow. In this garage, every Wednesday afternoon for 33 years (since mid-1955 that would be), Frank (Ace) Lane's rehearsal band has gathered for a two-hour session with some of the best, most testing and forward-looking arrangements of the big band era.
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November 14, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While UCLA marching band members played a flag football game with their counterparts at USC over the weekend, someone broke into their equipment truck and stole more than $30,000 in instruments, officials said. Authorities said they do not know if the theft was an act of school rivalry, but they have some leads. They found most of the equipment on the patio of an apartment complex near USC.
NEWS
November 15, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
The shutdown of the federal government Tuesday did not stop the marching among combat units in the U.S. military, but it did stop the music--at least for members of the Navy Band. While maneuvers and training continued unabated despite the budget crunch, the Commodores--the jazz ensemble component of the Navy Band--wound up stranded in a Midwestern hotel when the budget clock ran out. The 18-member group had just finished a Monday night stint at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
NEWS
November 5, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the specter of a new form of payola, hundreds of radio stations around the country are pressuring rock bands to perform free at charity concerts that bolster the broadcasters' ratings and advertising revenue. Artist managers contend that the stations coerce bands by refusing to air their latest releases unless they commit to perform in concert. Many artists now view it as little more than a shakedown that is broadly undermining the live concert business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
A New Jersey high school's band soon will be visiting Cypress. And Cypress High School band members are hoping for a reciprocal visit to their New Jersey counterparts at Ridgewood High this year and a possible appearance in the nation's most famous Thanksgiving parade. "Our Cypress band hopes to be invited to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City," explained Shen Yeh, a band parent who is spokesman for the high's school Band & Pageantry Boosters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
An Agoura High School tenor saxophonist and a William S. Hart High School trumpeter will perform in the Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band, featured players in the Grammy week festivities in New York beginning Feb. 19. Sam Sadigursky of Agoura and Daniel Amelang of Santa Clarita also will be joined in New York by Benjamin Randall, a vocalist from Hamilton Academy in Los Angeles, who will perform with the Grammy All-American High School Choir.
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February 14, 1996 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of the Grammy Los Angeles All-Star High School Jazz Band and Choir, Sam Sadigursky and Tyler Azelton helped dazzle about 500 parents, friends and teachers at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. When all was said and done, the two teens learned that was just a warmup before they help Jon Secada, among other stars, dazzle the folks at the Grammy Awards nomination party and attend the awards ceremony Feb. 28.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2005 | Randy Lewis
Los Angeles area teen musicians will get a chance for exposure and expression starting today in BandJAM, a new series of nonprofit, all-ages concerts at Art Share L.A. downtown. Artists on the lineup will give rock, soul, hip-hop and spoken-word performances designed to encourage at-risk youths to express themselves through art. BandJAM is a collaborative effort by Art Share L.A., Project MuszEd and A Place Called Home (APCH) Dreamyard. Today's show starts at 7 p.m. at Art Share L.A.
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