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Holidays

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  • 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...
  • Wide-eyed on Black Friday

    The Glendale Galleria teemed with shoppers at the dawn of Black Friday, some from as far away as Mexico, in search of early-bird deals. When the mall officially opened at 5 a.m., caffeinated, sleepy-eyed shoppers continued their quest to finish their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Temporary jobs on route for the holidays

    Struggling families might soon find a great gift in the area's large department stores and malls: A part-time job to help get through the holidays. Local retailers are hiring hundreds of temporary cashiers, inventory workers and others in preparation for...
  • Holiday travel on the rebound

    DOWNTOWN — Thousands of area residents renewed travel regimens this Memorial Day weekend, pouring onto highways and into airports as the nation officially ushered in the summer travel season. Be it falling gas prices, enticing hotel and car rental...
  • On the road again

    On the road again
    Southern California resident Billy Ernst and his wife Stefani spent the Fourth of July weekend in the San Francisco area. After a weekend of wine tasting and playing tourist with family members, they said they were sad to see the weekend end while...
  • Show support for Muslim friends

    Wednesday marked the first day of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith along with belief in the oneness...