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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A business jet carrying a two-person crew and eight members of country singer Reba McEntire's entourage crashed into a mountain near the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday morning, killing all 10 people on board. The twin-engine Hawker Siddeley took off about 1:45 a.m.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After agreeing to financial conditions, the company organizing the Olympic band featuring Orange County musicians has withdrawn its suit against Games organizers. World Projects International will receive about $714,000 from Sydney Olympic organizers to help recruit a more diverse troupe of musicians and cover legal fees. The amount is a compromise between World Projects' desired $857,000 and the $571,000 the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games wanted to pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
The members of the Great American Freedom Band will soon launch their first recruitment drive--a bittersweet effort to save a group that has lost more than half of its members to AIDS. Formed in 1978 to improve the image of the gay community, the band once had 120 members. About 60% have died over the years as a result of AIDS. Today, along with other membership losses, only 15 musicians remain and the group is considering shutting down.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
As punk rock goes, a song bemoaning a high school exam hardly sounds like the stuff of anarchy. But in Turkey it can land you in court, as an Istanbul rock band has discovered. All the song does is lash out against Turkey's equivalent of the SAT, the exam that all Turkish high-schoolers must pass to have a shot at getting into college. High-schoolers the world over may sympathize, but to Turkish prosecutors it's an insult to the state and its employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Agoura High School jazz band will take its act on the road this summer in a three-week European cultural exchange program that will include performances in Germany and the Netherlands. And although few of the band members have been outside the country and fewer still speak German, band teacher John Mosley said the students will express themselves musically. "The language we'll be communicating with them is jazz," Mosley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1997 | HOPE HAMASHIGE and JOHN CANALIS and VANESSA DeRUYTER
The Fountain Valley High School Royal Regiment Marching Band and Color Guard won top honors at two recent Orange County tournaments by performing music from the Kevin Costner film "Waterworld." Using costumes and props similar to those of the apocalyptic film, the regiment's 175 members impressed judges at tournaments three hours apart on a recent Saturday at Savanna High School in Anaheim and Westminster High School. They played four selections from the film.
SPORTS
March 22, 2001 | CHRIS FOSTER
There will be no Grad Night celebration at the NCAA West Regional today, when Stanford faces Cincinnati's diploma-challenged basketball program. The Stanford band, notorious for its outrageous pranks, has been ordered not to wear graduation gowns mocking the woeful graduation rate of the Cincinnati basketball program, a band spokesman said Wednesday. "We got word from our athletic department that the NCAA has ordered us not to wear graduation gowns," said Aram Cretan, a sophomore trumpet player.
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