July 11, 2002
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank,  674-6555,  365-3500). The 19th annual event commemorating the history of the African American cowboy features bareback riding, steer-wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing and bull riding demonstrations, as well as food, games, rides, reenactments and sing-alongs. Special kids' rodeo show, Fri., 10 a.m.-noon only. Regular rodeo has three shows: Sat., 1:30 and 7 p.m.; Sun., 3:30 p.m. $6-$22.
May 3, 2001
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, the former Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra stalwart, was winner of the Down Beat 2000 critics poll on his instrument. Here, he's leading a quartet of talented associates. * Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, 8 p.m. $25. (310) 506-4522.
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December 1, 2000 |
Just 4 years old, Eden Jade Smith was thrown from a horse and trampled at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center last week. Her parents are not angry about the accident but over the response by the nearby equestrian school, which they say refused to immediately summon an ambulance for the girl, who suffered seven broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
August 24, 2000
* Equestrian--The Los Angeles Equestrian Center will host "Evening Under the Stars" on Friday at Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Sponsored by the California Dressage Society, the event will feature dressage musical freestyles plus the Rainbow Riders Drill Team, the Vaughn Smith Andalusians and the Fabulous Flyball Dogs. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. The center is at 480 Riverside Drive.
August 17, 2000
* Equestrian. "Evening Under the Stars--an Equestrian Event" is slated Aug. 25 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank. $10-$150. (818) 842-8444. * Broadway. Valley Cultural Center will present a musical tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman on Aug. 27 at Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free. (818) 704-1587. * Rock. 1960s rock legend Eric Burdon and the New Animals will perform Aug. 27 at Newhall Park, 24933 Newhall Ave. Free.
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July 31, 2000 |
Susana Bruce, 17, whistled, and legions of teens and children on horseback followed her into the arena. Audience members clapped when they heard the "Mission Impossible" theme song in the background. There was no going back, Bruce sensed. It was time for perfection. "It's like ballet, but with horses," she said. "We cannot make one single mistake. Everything has to be perfect."