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  • The vice that became a dance phenomenon

    Aside from acting, actor Robert Duvall’s grand passion is tango dancing. He combined those two loves in the “Assassination Tango” movie (2002), playing a hit man in Buenos Aires. Quite the expert tango dancer, Duvall once remarked that it takes 15 minutes to learn a tango pattern, and 15 years to learn how to dance.
  • Late conductor remembered for his achievements

    Late conductor remembered for his achievements
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle...

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre

    Celebrities convene for holiday event at the Alex Theatre
    It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...

    Community: Season celebrated in music and comedy

    Community: Season celebrated in music and comedy
    A variety of music and entertainers helped to make the “Christmas Musical Spectacular” just that at the Alex Theatre on Dec. 13. The concert was a fundraiser for the new Los Angeles Premiere Orchestra, which is expected to have its debut...