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Holidays

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  • Retailers hoping for a sea change

    Retailers are going all-out to lure shoppers on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the season, and this year retailers are viewing it as a harbinger of whether consumers are ready to break out of a...
  • A Word, Please: Keeping up with the possessives

    A Word, Please: Keeping up with the possessives
    Everyone knows that the holidays are a great time to show your good will to man. But they're also a great time to show your backside. From spiked eggnog to shameless re-gifting to caroling "the Lord is come" to your neighbors the Feinbergs, the holidays...
  • Fire and ice

    Fire and ice
    "The Nutcracker" is often the usual Christmas classic, but locals know another story: "The Snow Queen." California Contemporary Ballet will perform Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of good prevailing over evil Dec. 17 to 19. The story tells of two...
  • From the Back Pew: Christmas activities abound locally

    If you've watched Classic Arts Showcase (locally, it airs on KCET late nights) for any length of time, you've probably caught its mission statement, which tells viewers that it is the program's hope that by providing video clips of the arts, it "may tempt...
  • In Theory: Dealing with the holiday hustle

    The busiest weeks of the year are approaching, as people hustle and bustle to get ready for the holiday season. Then there is Lobsang Tenzin Negi, a former Buddhist monk who presides over a Buddhist monastery in Atlanta. He teaches a form of meditation...
  • Playful train provides a spark

    Hundreds of people packed the Glendale and Burbank Metrolink station platforms Saturday for the first stops of Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express — a 450-foot train decked out in sparkling lights and festive holiday ornaments. Many in attendance...
  • From the Back Pew: Christmas, Latino-style

    From the Back Pew: Christmas, Latino-style
    Next week, the community of the Church of the Incarnation in Glendale will host the church's annual posadas. And if you don't know what that is, let me explain. Las Posadas is an annual celebration held in some Catholic churches that symbolizes the...
  • Small Wonders: Holiday cheer to the letter

    Small Wonders: Holiday cheer to the letter
    Like an unwanted holiday fruitcake, with funky bits, green cherries and mystery fruit, I offer you this year's Caneday Family Christmas Letter (with a little help from my daughters): Dashing through the glow, Of a year gone past with glee, O'er...
  • Wacky mix of Nativity and the piano man

    It's time to break out the spiked eggnog again. The Troubadour Theater Company's intensely wacky improvisers, found regularly at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, are back with their annual Christmas show. "The First Jo-el" combines the giant...
  • Small Wonders: A classical take on Christmas

    Small Wonders: A classical take on Christmas
    Christmas. It's the most wonderful time of the year; with scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago. I don't have any scary stories to tell, unless you count the year my brother and I got caught snooping for presents in...
  • Holiday songs get a jazzy remake

    Holiday songs get a jazzy remake
    Familiar Christmas songs and tunes about unrequited love were on the program in a holiday performance offered by the Glendale Renaissance Orchestra earlier this month at the Alex Theatre. The sponsors of the concert, the New West Symphony and Glendale...
  • Small Wonders: Stocking stuffers for the modern family

    I open this Christmas morning with a fable: "Long ago there lived a nobleman who fell upon hard times after the untimely death of his wife. He was distraught, having no means to provide a dowry for his stunningly beautiful daughters. A certain kind and...