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September 19, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
The days when singers and their music were parsed into fine categories are well and truly over, at least in this country. And the very model of the modern American vocal omnivore could well be baritone Jubilant Sykes. "I just sing," he summarizes repeatedly. "Sing, just sing." Indeed. Something of what that means can be understood from his fall schedule.
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September 19, 1999 | JOHN HENKEN, John Henken is a frequent contributor to Calendar
The days when singers and their music were parsed into fine categories are well and truly over, at least in this country. And the very model of the modern American vocal omnivore could well be baritone Jubilant Sykes. "I just sing," he summarizes repeatedly. "Sing, just sing." Indeed. Something of what that means can be understood from his fall schedule.
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December 13, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just call him Jubilant. After all, his recital four years ago at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena followed seven years of no recitals, and this year alone he's performed 40. And that doesn't include orchestral dates, such as a pair of Christmas concerts tonight and Saturday in Costa Mesa with the Pacific Symphony and the All-American Boys Chorus. Besides, that's what his mother called him.
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June 11, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has always been one of the most musically adventurous of the young lions who roared into the jazz arena in the '80s and '90s. He has done an album with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ivan Lins and recorded a Billie Holiday tribute. He has composed music for Spike Lee's films and recorded some of it--"Malcolm X Jazz Suite," for one--as impressive jazz outings, beyond the film sources.
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June 11, 1998 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has always been one of the most musically adventurous of the young lions who roared into the jazz arena in the '80s and '90s. He has done an album with Brazilian singer-songwriter Ivan Lins and recorded a Billie Holiday tribute. He has composed music for Spike Lee's films and recorded some of it--"Malcolm X Jazz Suite," for one--as impressive jazz outings, beyond the film sources.
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November 17, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
Two singers shared top honors at the Metropolitan Opera Western Regional Auditions, completed Saturday night at Bovard Auditorium, USC. Soprano Celeste Tavera, 27, of Orange and baritone Leroy Villanueva, 24, of Altadena each won $3,400 and a trip to New York in March for the finals. Second prize was awarded to mezzo-soprano Donna Ames, 28, of Tucson, Ariz., and soprano Carole Sihilling, 28, of Newport Beach. Each singer received $2,300.
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June 11, 1998
Theater "Room Service," the classic comedy that was a Broadway hit in 1937 and a Marx Brothers film of 1938, closes at the Actors Alley at El Portal on Sunday. 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $16. (818) 508-4200. Jazz Trumpeter and film composer Terence Blanchard's five-day run with vocalist Jubilant Sykes and quintet closes at the Jazz Bakery, 3233 Helms Ave., Culver City, with 8:30 and 10 p.m. shows today-Saturday.
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August 16, 2001
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January 23, 1996 | CHRIS PASLES
Pianist Alain Lefevre, who recorded John Corigliano's Piano Concerto with the Pacific Symphony, will be featured this summer in the orchestra's ninth annual concert series at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. Lefevre will play the "Emperor" Concerto on July 20 as part of a Beethoven program conducted by Carl St.Clair, who will conduct two other concerts in the five-concert series, which begins July 4 with a pops program and ends Sept. 7 with a Tchaikovsky program.
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May 1, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN
Randy Newman, whose recent credits include the score for the Disney film "Toy Story" and his own musical-theater version of "Faust," tops the list of artists on the Pacific Symphony's 1996-97 Pops Series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
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December 13, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just call him Jubilant. After all, his recital four years ago at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena followed seven years of no recitals, and this year alone he's performed 40. And that doesn't include orchestral dates, such as a pair of Christmas concerts tonight and Saturday in Costa Mesa with the Pacific Symphony and the All-American Boys Chorus. Besides, that's what his mother called him.
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June 8, 1999
"Made in California" is the theme of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 1999-2000 subscription season, which will offer eight programs in 15 performances divided between Royce Hall at UCLA and the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will conduct six programs. American baritone Jubilant Sykes, a California native from Venice, is the featured soloist in the opening program, to be given once, at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in Royce Hall. Kahane will conduct. For the performances of Oct.
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July 6, 1996 | SUSAN BLISS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If Daisy and her beau had pedaled by on their tandem bicycle, no one would have batted an eye at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on Thursday night. They would have fit right into idyllic scenes of civic bands, rolling countryside and small-town churches, all painted by the Pacific Symphony for its Independence Day program.
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