| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
A daylong festival of all things Nutcracker is planned by the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre on Dec. 1 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
There will be live music, singing and ornament-making classes for children in the courtyard beginning at noon....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:02 PM
La Providencia Guild's 66th annual fashion show on Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel should be the social event of the fall season.
The guild raises funds for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the current project is the Associates Endowment to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:09 PM
We've all heard it: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The adage applies to music as much as anything. A case in point is violinist and bandleader Susie Hansen.
“In the last five years,” she says from her Los Angeles home,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:34 PM
When she was 8 years old, Julia Swanwick had three lines in “The Three and a Half Musketeers,” her first theatrical production.
That kicked off a decade of theater during which she performed in nearly 30 plays and musicals. She played Miss...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine.
She settled on one and threw her...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:53 PM
So much of today's pop music targeting the youth demographic is dominated by manufactured stars and lip-syncing singing groups that it often comes off as utterly flavorless and predictable, but the teenage Toluca Lake siblings of musical quartet Echosmith...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:25 PM
More than 1,600 people have signed up so far to run Thanksgiving morning in the Burbank YMCA’s fourth annual Turkey Trot, in which participants are encouraged to “race before you stuff your face.”
Organizers are hoping to attract 2,700...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Burbank resident and poet David Meyerhof received notice more than a year ago from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that an award had been established in honor of his grandfather, the late Otto Meyerhof, and the honor was given to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:24 PM
President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus.
Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Saturday's nostalgia-fueled romp across the decades proved you may get older, but some people — and hairstyles — never change.
A reunion of hundreds overtook the grand ballroom of Castaway restaurant Saturday night, bringing together the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Roland Hayes, born in 1887 to former slaves-turned-impoverished tenant farmers, was in his teens when he heard a recording of the great tenor Caruso and knew that he had found his calling. By the mid-1920s, despite being barred from some venues because of...