| Dec 10, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Former President Teddy Roosevelt is widely known to have coined the famous axiom “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Take a visit to the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, however, and you’ll learn he didn’t need one....
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:14 AM
Two recent fundraisers, respectively staged by Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley and the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, brought thousands of Burbankers out to show their compassion for families in need and to support art education in...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Michael Matsuda has come home. He’s already moved in all his stuff — most of which has pointy edges and can hurt you if you even look at it wrong.
Touring his “house,” you see what fuels his passion for all things martial arts....
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:38 PM
The Falcon Theatre, Walt Disney Co., Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon are among the creative forces that will contribute to an art exhibit at the Burbank Creative Arts Center that opens Aug. 5.
The center is celebrating 100 years of the city’s...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:55 PM
Paul Wee has a penchant for patience.
A key animator on FOX TV’s “The Simpsons,” he says it takes roughly six months to create one episode from script to screen — and thousands of drawings an episode.
In his Burbank office at...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The definition of art has become so elastic since the early 20th century as to allow for alternatives within the traditional genres of painting, literature and sculpture, expressions which reflect contemporary environment and culture. The current...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:30 PM
As the City of Burbank continues the centennial celebration of its incorporation, the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery is paying homage to the milestone with an exhibit of art and artifacts from six of the city’s most prominent businesses...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:37 PM
The blacktop at Washington Elementary School was transformed Friday into an explosive canvas of color as Nickelodeon artists helped students celebrate the 11th annual California Arts Day.
“I love that we just get to express ourselves and draw what...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:50 AM
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Jordan Middle School was a hub of activity all day Saturday as some 60 volunteers completed the literacy patio and garden dedicated to beloved former principal Betty Steinkolk, who passed away in 2009....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Jordan Middle School volunteers were up early Saturday morning building tables and benches or setting plants in neat rows for the Betty Steinkolk Literacy Patio and Garden, dedicated to the beloved former principal who died in 2009.
The 3 p.m. ribbon-...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Few cities on the planet rely as heavily on the arts to fuel their economic engine as the city of Burbank. From the major studios to myriad businesses that provide ancillary support for the creative process, Burbank has rightfully earned its place as...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Learning more about local arts organizations and events will soon be much easier with the launch of a new website, burbankarts.com.
The website is the first major project of the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, which was appointed in October 2010 with...