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July 2, 1993 | HEATHER W. MORGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Heather W. Morgan is a regular contributor to Valley Life
In children's theater, there's always an element of fun and surprise as the adult actors sing their songs, and whirl and twirl across the stage in dazzling costumes. But "The Emperor's Nightingale," an opera adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and playing at the Southern California Conservatory of Music in Sun Valley, is different. Sure, there's singing. And there's dancing, in some pretty glitzy threads. But this performance is done entirely by children.
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May 3, 1994 | ED BOND
A shotgun blast to the head 11 years ago robbed Rick Johnston of his world of vision, but a unique Sun Valley school that teaches Braille music to the blind is opening up a world of color. "It's a dream come true," said Johnston, 28, a Burbank resident who got his first guitar on his 17th birthday, two weeks after the shooting. Like most every other blind musician, he learned to play by ear. "I never thought I'd be able to play real music," he said.
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May 3, 1994 | ED BOND
A shotgun blast to the head 11 years ago robbed Rick Johnston of his world of vision, but a unique Sun Valley school that teaches Braille music to the blind is opening up a world of color. "It's a dream come true," said Johnston, 28, a Burbank resident who got his first guitar on his 17th birthday, two weeks after the shooting. Like most every other blind musician, he learned to play by ear. "I never thought I'd be able to play real music," he said.
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July 2, 1993 | HEATHER W. MORGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Heather W. Morgan is a regular contributor to Valley Life
In children's theater, there's always an element of fun and surprise as the adult actors sing their songs, and whirl and twirl across the stage in dazzling costumes. But "The Emperor's Nightingale," an opera adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and playing at the Southern California Conservatory of Music in Sun Valley, is different. Sure, there's singing. And there's dancing, in some pretty glitzy threads. But this performance is done entirely by children.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2000
* Christian Music--Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia will present its annual Hallelujah Jubilee, featuring contemporary Christian music acts, Sept. 22. $20.50-$40.99. (661) 255-4817. * Coin Show--St. Nicholas Community Center, 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino, will host Coin Expo/Valley from Sept. 22-24. $1-$2. (818) 997-6496. * Community Fest--Valley Glen Festival 2000 is scheduled Sept. 23-24 at Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave. (818) 782-9541.
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September 21, 2000
Christian Music Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia presents its annual Hallelujah Jubilee on Friday featuring contemporary Christian music acts. The OC Supertones are the headliners; they will perform selections from their new CD, "Chase the Sun." The lineup includes Big Tent Revival, Out of Eden and Waterdeep. The Hallelujah Jubilee concerts are included in the price of park admission.
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January 17, 1991
Elwood S. Carl, who operated a music school in the San Fernando Valley and conducted several orchestras, has died in a Panorama City hospital. He was 73. Carl died Sunday of heart failure and complications of emphysema, said his wife, Joan Carl. Born Jan. 3, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, Carl began studying music at the Cleveland Institute of Music at age 11 and later played with the NBC radio orchestra in Cleveland and the CBS radio orchestra in Chicago.
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September 20, 1991 | HEATHER MORGAN
Lurrine Burgess knows through firsthand experience that children appreciate other forms of music besides what's offered on MTV. For 17 years, she has produced and directed children's opera. That's right-- opera . "It probably intimidates the parents more than the children," said Burgess, who is chairwoman of the voice and opera departments at Southern California Conservatory of Music in Sun Valley. "Children can handle so much more than what we give them credit for." She means it.
NEWS
April 7, 1994 | BEA MAXWELL
Venice Family Clinic announced contributions of $400,000 by members of the clinic's Silver Circle Group of major supporters. The donors annually contribute $1,250 or more, providing major support for free health care services for the uninsured working poor and homeless. The Feb. 5 gala honored Gwen and Arthur Hiller for their longtime support. Paul Mazursky, Dudley Moore, Robert Wise, Janet and Jerry Zucker, Patti and Michael Marcus and Billie and Frederick R.
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April 12, 1990 | BEA MAXWELL
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has received $3 million (the largest single gift in the hospital's history) to help construct the Weingart Center for Imaging and Diagnosis. The 15,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by April, 1991. Each year, more than 11,000 infants and children up to age 18 are referred to the hospital, one of the world's leading centers for specialized pediatric care.
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March 14, 1996 | ED BOND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Taesch tries to dispel the misconception that his blind music students can't see. Once, when a student's parents did not understand, Taesch set them straight. "He sees because the mind is what sees," he told them. "The eye is just a medium." His students see with their fingers. Taesch, 53, of Newhall, is a music teacher at the Southern California Conservatory of Music in Sun Valley--his specialty is jazz guitar--and is one of only 75 Braille music transcribers in the country.
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