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While Barbara Morrison's 1973 arrival to the jazz and blues party was somewhat late, the singer has definitely lived it to the hilt. One of Los Angeles' top jazz vocalists, Morrison made her bones on the bandstand alongside the top names in music,...
Tags: Entertainment, Ceremonies, Music, Arts and Culture, Concerts
Growing up can be tough, but children of preachers face an extra element — the added pressure to keep up appearances and not give in to temptation. Also dealing with the church takes up a lot of parents' time, and that means more stress and more...
Tags: Baptist, Family, Sociology, Christianity, Judaism
It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
Every week many private and public entities across the state welcome new employees to the job. These workers are knowledgeable about the broad scope of the tasks ahead, or they wouldn't have been hired in the first place. Nonetheless, their employers...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Ceremonies, Politics, Elections, Lawyers
Community news: Program helps disabled reach potential, recycling clothing, Merry TubaChristmas concertThere is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the Holiday Program presented by BCR "a place to grow." BCR provides program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that enable them to achieve their...
Tags: Lobbying, Politics, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Music, Hanukkah
Ten members of the Burbank Road Kings took a road trip of a charitable kind the Sunday before Christmas. They played Santa Claus, but instead of arriving by sleigh, they delivered a special gift to a woman in need via classic vehicles. The car club...
Community news: Dantuonos celebrate 65th wedding anniversary, Bell-Jeff grad to wed, Pizza night benefits Rose FloatLuke and Paula Dantuono celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary recently at Vintage Burbank during a dinner party with their three children — Carol, Michael and Luke, accompanied by his wife, Paula, and their daughter, Laura. Deacon Rey Guiau...
News this past weekend that the Colony Theatre faced imminent closure amid a sea of red ink took Burbank by surprise — and that in no small part is what's so troubling. In the so-called Media City — which, by the way, has an Art in Public...
To the casual observer, Burbank may not look like a hotbed of salsa and swing dancing. But anyone looking a little more closely this summer would have discovered crowds filling the sidewalks of downtown Burbank every Thursday night, stepping out to the...
Tags: Dance, Music, Arts and Culture, Concerts, Restaurants
This is in response to a letter by Kelly Duenckel in the May 23 edition of the Burbank Leader (“It's time to discuss performance medals”). Last night, I attended my son's graduation ceremony at Burroughs High School. During the ceremony,...
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Former Burroughs track and field performers end season with solid results: A group of former Burroughs High athletes finished their respective track and field seasons with some solid performances. Western...
The dry-cleaning business at Alameda and Pass avenues has been known as Milt & Edie’s since 1995 although Milt and Edie Chortkoff have been in business there since 1989. Now, there’s more to catch the eye than mere hot pink trim and window...
Tags: Ceremonies, Arts and Culture, Fine Artists, Arts, Artists
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