FREE VALLEY CONCERTS AIM FOR CROSS-OVER APPEAL.Byline: Evan Henerson Staff Writer
Last summer, approximately 10,000 people braved 100-degree heat to hear pop singer Kenny Loggins perform a free concert at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills.
Administrators at the Valley Cultural Center, which sponsors the Sunday summer concert series, expect a similar turnout both for Sunday's appearance by Christopher Cross Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3 1951) is an American singer-songwriter. His works have earned him five Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe. and June 17 for country crooner Juice Newton Juice Newton, born Judy Kay Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey (though she grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia) is an American pop music and country singer. . Free entertainment - particularly family-friendly fare - tends to bring people out, especially when the weather cooperates, says James Kinsey James Kinsey (March 22, 1731–January 4, 1803) was an American lawyer from Burlington, New Jersey.
Kinsey was born in Philadelphia on March 22, 1731. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1753 and practiced in the courts of , president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of the Valley Cultural Center.
And this summer, the choices are expanding.
``We're becoming more culturally diverse in our entertainment,'' says Kinsey, pointing to a 13-concert lineup that also includes Pete Escovedo Pete Escovedo is a world-famous Afro-Latin American musician, father to Sheila Escovedo aka Sheila E and brother of Alejandro Escovedo, a Mexican-American musician. , Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, the Young Dubliners and the Persuasions. ``We're definitely making some changes.''
Cross, the Oscar- and Grammy-award winning singer of such songs as ``Arthur's Theme,'' ``Ride Like the Wind'' and ``Sailing,'' welcomed the opportunity to perform close to home. The singer, who lives in Westlake Village, plans to have his 9-year-old daughter join him on stage for one of the numbers, possibly a Beatles song.
``The city has budgetary considerations that don't make it a huge financial incentive, but I wanted to do it for other reasons,'' said Cross, a proponent One who offers or proposes.
A proponent is a person who comes forward with an a item or an idea. A proponent supports an issue or advocates a cause, such as a proponent of a will.
PROPONENT, eccl. law. of the VCC's efforts to bring music into school programs. ``It's a neighborhood show and it's nice when you can play in a situation where everyone's included.
``I do applaud the city and the Valley Cultural Center for doing things like this, and I'm thrilled to be able to play for them.''
Or if indoors is your preference, the VCC An electronics designation that refers to voltage from a power supply connected to the "collector" terminal of a bipolar transistor. In an NPN bipolar (BJT) transistor, it would be +Vcc, while in a PNP transistor, it would be -Vcc. also continues its Monday morning concert series at the Madrid Theatre in Canoga Park. Designed primarily for children, the Madrid series will feature a variety of performers, including African drummers This is a list of drummers, mostly in the fields of metal, rock, and jazz.
Scholarship funds to local students have also nearly doubled in the past year thanks to contributions.
``We're also working on an endowment program with the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs to expand to the East Valley,'' said Kinsey. ``We'll be announcing that within the next six to eight months.''
Sunday Concerts in the Park are held at the Lou Bredlow Pavilion at Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., in Woodland Hills. Performances begin at 5:30 p.m. except for the June 24 concert, which begins at noon.
Concerts at the Madrid Theatre are at 10 a.m. Mondays through Aug. 27 at 21622 Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Call (818) 704-1358 for more information.
Christopher Cross performs Sunday at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills.