The Foundation for the Realization of Contemporary Arts, Science, and Technology

Since 1975

Current Priority Project: saving Pasadena's Raymond Theatre. See below...


A Musical Benefit to Save the Historic Raymond
Your small contribution will help a major effort to save a great treasure
Come see and hear what's in the works...
Sponsored by FORECAST Foundation, Inc.

Performers include:
the amazing Singer-Songwriter David Zink
Fiery Guitarist Felix Bullock
and Special Guest Artists.

2 to 5 pm, Sunday, March 3, 2002
$15 at the door
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Avenue, Altadena
The Coffee Gallery

David Zink: With his unique and diverse blend of acoustic folk, rock, gospel and jazz, David Zink can summon a passionate energy reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn, U2, Peter Gabriel, and David Byrne, but in a style all his own. His songs are probing and intelligent, his voice wide ranged and powerful. Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, mandolin and harmonica, he proves himself to be a captivating performer. David Zink has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Netherlands, Belgium, France and Denmark, and has been a featured performer at the Sierra Songwriters Festival, ASCAP's Quiet on the Set, the National Academy of Songwriters' Acoustic Underground at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and Best of the Acoustic Underground showcases at the High Sierra Music Festival and Midem 1996 in Cannes, France
Felix Bullock: He has given solo recitals in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Mexico for many concert series including those at Friedburg Hall in Baltimore, the Fifth Hispanic American Guitar Festival, Tijuana, Mexico with the Euterpe Opera Theatre in Pasadena, and at the Wednesdays at Noon series at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church.. He has also performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium in his home state at the University of Wyoming. Along with his solo concerts, Felix has been involved in many performing ensembles, including string quartets, Camerata (a modern music group), jazz combos and with vocalists. His work with vocalists has included performances of songs from Renaissance lute songs to those written for him by present day composers. Felix Bullock is presently working on a Compact Disc recording of Mexican and Spanish repertoire.
The FORECAST Foundation (full name is "The Foundation for the Realization of Contemporary Arts, Sciences and Technologies) was formed in the 1970s to promote the synergism between music, the arts, and technologies. Old Pasadena is the ideal location for a theater offering the best theatrical productions from London, Broadway, Edinburgh, and elsewhere around the world. The Raymond Theatre could be a focus for an exciting fusion of digital cinema technologies and innovative theater, providing live interactivity of the Raymond with other theatrical venues around the world. The Raymond could become an Incubator for development of new entertainment technologies. FORECAST will work to bring this vision to reality.
Please join us for an afternoon of good music, coffee, cake, conversation...
Lend your voice to saving the beautiful Raymond Theater, the only large theatre in Old Pasadena (2000 Seats) capable of presenting major arts and entertainment performers from around the world. Don't we all deserve major artists right here in Pasadena?
FORECAST Foundation P.O. Box 40018, Pasadena, CA 91104 (626) 794-7835
The specific and primary purposes for which this corporation was formed in California, in 1975, are:
The general purposes for which this corporation was formed are:

Current Forecast Board Members and Advisory Board Members include:

Carmen Balas

Carmen Balas is a soprano, composer, dance instructor, and broadcaster. Her stage, theatrical, and concert music experience includes "La Boheme" and "Tannhauser" with the Pasadena Lyric Opera Co.; Bobby Rodriguez' Latin Jazz Band; "The Rhythms of Time" with Sue Black Dance Academy; Erk Ekstrand Orchestra; Flat Top Tom & His Jump Cats; "Mame", "My Fair Lady", and "Gentlement Prefer Blondes" with the Downey Civic Light Opera; "The King & I" with Hancock Park Light Opera Company; "Mame" with the Kentwood Players (Westchester Playhouse); the Pasadena City College Swing Band; and the Pasadena City College Choir. She has also done radio voiceovers and vocals, television appearances, and recording sessions. Her A.A. in Music is from Pasadena City College, in 2001.

Charles Currier

Charles Currier is an actor, director, and teacher who has thrived on many years of world travel for strange and interesting projects. These include: playing a series of villains in Warner Brothers' "Robin Hood" series shot in Lithuania; developing a live jousting and combat show for a Chinese theme park, where he taught 30 Mongolian stuntmen the subtleties of medieval European Combat. Mr. Currier graduated from Glassboro State College in Rowen, New Jersey, as a TV and film major, and where he performed in three opera productions. His directing credits include Shakespeare plays at the Pasadena Shakespeare Co. and the Taper/Coldwater Amphitheater, several operas, stuntshows in Missouri, Texas and Pennsylvania, and a handful of short film and video projects. He is a co-founder and associate director of the critically acclaimed Pasadena Shakespeare Co. and is co-founder and Vice President of the Los Angeles Fight Academy.

Michael N. Daugherty

Michael N. Daugherty is a digital effects supervising animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation. At Disney, he has worked on "Atlantis", "Dinsoaur", and the upcoming "Teasure Planet." He previously was Manager of 3D Graphics at Novocom; 3D/Multimedia Division head at Varitel Video; Paintbox artist at Pacific Media Post; and 3D Scientific Visualization Graphics programmer at NASA/JPL. He is experienced in a wide range of operating systems, programming languages, scripting languages, shading languages, plus 2D and 3D software applications. His client list includes: Disney Channel, Warner Bros., Fix, HKM Films, Saatchi & Saatchi, Northrop, Loyola Marymount, Pioneer, Bass, Levi's, Wrangler, MCA Universal, Amiga, Legg's Pantyhose, Toyota, JPL, TVA, Knowledge Adventure, Bell Helicopter, and others. He is educated in Computer Science and Engineering at Cal State Los Angeles.

D. Carl Ehlig

Carl Ehlig is a desktop, network, and information services specialist, with experience in all aspects of information and network management, project coordination, systems support, database administration, and office management. He has worked as a computer consultant or contractor at: WANG/Getronics, Allstate, Volt Technical Services, Southern California Edison, NASA/JPL, Alltel Information Services, and Transamerica Premier Services. He is educated at New Horizons Learning Center, Microsoft Training Center, and Pasadena City College. His outside interests include Laser Holography, and neighborhood preservation.

Robert Frampton

Robert Frampton is co-founder and President of the Forecast Foundation (founded 1976), and is President of Euterpe Opera Theater (founded 1924). He has produced three operas for Euterpe Opera Theater, including a world premier to be performed in July, 2001. Next year he will produce a series of cabaret concerts, in conjunction with Paul Gleason, at the John Raitt Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Mr. Frampton has a masters degree in astronomy, from Louisiana State University. He taught in the mathematics department at Cal State Polytechnic University in Pomona (1968-73), and he worked on planetary missions at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1974-1989). For the last ten years Mr. Frampton has been a systems engineer for the International Space Station for Boeing in Huntington Beach.

Roxanne Frampton

Currently working as a biomedical laboratory technician at USC's Medical Department, Roxanne serves as a Board Member of Euterpe Opera, and has a strong education in classical music performance.{to be done}

Paul Gleason

Currently running the John Raitt Theatre in Hollywood, Paul Gleason has such an extraordinary record of achievement in film, television, and legitimate theatre, that his resume cannot be compresed into this small space. A fuller resume will be hotlinked shortly. But here are Highlights.
National Endowment for the Arts - panelist for Opera/Musical Theater for five years. National Endowment for the Arts - received numerous grants for development of new works in Opera/Musical Theater.
California Arts Council - Artist-in-Resisdence awards for five years.
Pasadena School District - created performing arts programs in all the high schools.
Los Angeles Music Center Education Division - toured to over 400 individual schools.
Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pasadena Philharmonic - produced, directed, and narrated peformances including at the Hollywood Bowl.
Pasadena Playhouse - Head of Graduate Acting for the last two years when it still functioned as a school.
American School of Dance - Associate Director for seven years.
Director of the Musical Theater Workshop of Los Angeles and San Francisco
Civic Light Opera (now the American Center for Music Theater) for twenty years and the Los Angeles Music Center and ten years in Hollywood.
Founder of the John Raitt Theater in Hollywood.
Director/choreographer/writer/producer for such shows as: "The Carol Burnett Show"; "The Jackie Gleason Show"; "PBS-TV Great Moments of American Theater - at the White House - starring John Raitt and Mary Martin"; John Huston's last film - the James Joyce Novel - "The Dead" - starring Angelica Huston.
Concerts for John Raitt and Constance Towers; and George Chakiris.
Performed leading roles in such shows as "DuPont Show of the Month"; "Danny Kaye Show"; "Damn Yankees" - movie; "Camelot" - original in New York and national tour; "The Edinburgh Festival"; Soloist with Maria Tallcheif in Stravinsky's "Firebird" for the opening of the Music Center - choreographed by Balanchine; The Bolshoi Ballet; The Austrialian Ballet.
Master Classes in Opera, Acting, Musical Theater at: UCLA; USC; International Artists' Center - Tokyo, Japan; London, England; Immaculate Heart College; Pepperdine University.

Ted Gooding

Ted Gooding is a tireless historic theatre preservation advocate. He is an active member of the L.A. Conservancy's Historic Theatres Committee, a National Director for the Theatre Historical Society of America, and member of the Cinerama Dome Preservation Society. Son of a distinguished Marine Corps father, he travelled extensively, but became enamored of theatres, film, and studios from an uncle who had worked with Charlie Chaplin. He received an AA in Merchandising from San Diego City College, served with the Army in Korea, and participated in a theatre group that toured the country, performing plays. He then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from California Western University. He managed three theatres in the San Diego area, worked as a purchaser for White Front, Zody's, and Ole's, where he became a National Corporate Buyer. He is now a manufacturer's rep in the gradening industry. Ted's mission in life is to keep communications open and fluid among all the historic theatre orgfanizations in order to work together cooperatively for a common cause.

Mariel McEwan

Mariel McEwan received her masters degree from the Univ. of New Mexico, in costume design and dance history, with an emphasis in the Character and Court Dancing of the 18th Century. After graduation she worked with the Civic Light Opera, New Mexico Ballet, Southwest Repertory Co., and the historic Kimo Theater in Alberquerque. For the past three years she has designed costumes for the theater, working with writer and director Louis Avalos. She toured with the company when his show, "Paquito's Christmas", was presented by the Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center. Coming to Los Angeles in 1989, she was accepted as a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute. Following graduation, Mariel worked with production companies such as Jones Intercable, Mitsubishi, and the History Channel as a production assistant, researcher, designer and writer. With her husband, Sergio Palermo, Senior Editor and co-founder of Post Modern Productions, she has helped create music videos and documentaries. Working with the Dance and Theater department at Univ. of New Mexico, she produced and directed a video of Jean-George Noverre's 18th century ballet "Medea". Her latest project is "Love's Wild Desire", a compilation of 18th C. music, poetry and dance, to be presented in association with Musica Angelica at Cal State Los Angeles next year.

Jonathan Vos Post

Jonathan Vos Post is an internationally known scientist, author, playwright, poet, and broadcaster. His musical experience includes classical guitar performance and composition, rock & roll, being publishing editor of an underground music newspaper with 30,000 readers, and having his poems set to music for Ph.D. performances. He is an independent agent connecting High-Tech firms to Investors for FinderÕs Fee; did computer software and systems for 34 years in over 30 languages; internet, Web, e-commerce, high-tech product development and technical marketing, plus management expertise in Aerospace, Computers, Research, and Marketing. Jonathan has earned degrees from Caltech and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Mathematics, English Literature, and Computer Science. His extraordinary communications skills are exemplified by over 820 technical and popular publications. He has worked for: Boeing, Burroughs, EarthLink, European Space Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Ford, General Motors, Hughes, JPL, Lear Astronics, Lockheed Martin Skunkworks, NASA, Systems Development Corporation, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Venture Technologies, and Yamaha. He has been an officer of, board member of, and/or holds equity interest in high-tech firms including StarTech Enterprises, Mec3D, Brave New Worlds, Magic Dragon Multimedia, Computer Futures Inc., and Emerald City Publishing. He has been Co-Publisher of "Space & Time" magazine, Science Editor of "Quantum" magazine, has broadcast live on the NBC-TV "Today Show", many other network TV and radio shows, given keynote addresses to many technical conferences/ conventions, plus presentations in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, and the USA. He's been a co-editor with Arthur C. Clarke, co-author with Ray Bradbury, and co-author with Nobel laureate Richard Feynman. He has served as elected representative to the Town Council of Amherst, Masssachusetts; and the Town Council of Altadena, California. Currently, his community and arts service includes six years of teaching senior citizens through the Elderhostel program, and acting as Secretary/Treasurer for the Board of Directors of Euterpe Opera Theatre. See also listings in:
* Who's Who in Media and Communication (1997 edition)
* Jane's Who's Who in Aviation and Aerospace
* Who's Who in the West
* Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors and Poets
* Men of Achievement
* Personalities of America
Hotlinked Software version of resume¥

John M. Woodburn

John M. Woodburn is an experienced attorney specializing in Probate and Real Estate. Formerly active with the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team, he has turned his attention in recent years to architectural and neighborhood preservation issues, serving on the board of Pasadena Heritage. He has testified frequently before the Pasadena City Council on preservation issues.
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