June 8, 2009 |
"Tough luck, duck!" the narrator drawled amid the cheerful hullabaloo of choreographer Robyn Gardenhire's family-friendly 1960s-retro ballet, "Peter and the Wolf Jump Cool," which opened John Anson Ford Amphitheatre's 17th summer season Saturday. Seated on a perch smartly clad in emerald green, actress Sloan Robinson read her own scripted version of the children's fable, her witty words interwoven with jazz composer-arranger Oliver Nelson's 1966 adaptation of Prokofiev's beloved score.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2000 |
With solemnity and joyous expectation, Christians across the Southland and around the world usher in the season of Advent on Sunday. The four-week season preceding Christmas is traditionally a time of introspection, anticipation and preparation for the coming of the child of Bethlehem. This is especially true in churches with a tradition of formal liturgical worship, among them the Roman Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches.