| 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...
| 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 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 4, 2013
| 11:21 AM
A free Zumba party kept more than 45 people movin' and groovin' to the 1980s beat at the Abaka Center for the Performing Arts in Burbank.
Participants wore 1980s-style outfits for the August event, said studio Manager Marina Artuni, and danced to...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For many months, local theater-goers have been in a state of suspense in regards to one local institution: the financially troubled Colony Theatre in Burbank. Despite a hit show in the form of “Falling for Make Believe,” a musical about the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:53 PM
There was no need to “ferry cross the Mersey” or even take a trip “across the pond” to enjoy the classic music of the British Invasion this past Saturday evening.
For Burbankers, just a short drive over Mount Lee to the Ford...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:06 PM
For most Southern Californians, shopping for designer clothing and accessories, vintage and celebrity-owned jewelry, or unique collectibles and furniture would entail a heavily cash-or-credit-card-fortified trip to the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills...
| Aug 7, 2013
As the sun set behind the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday, a legend stepped into the spotlight at the Verdugo Hills amphitheater.
Engelbert Humperdinck, one of the few romantic crooners of the 1950s and '60s, who still regularly records and performs,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:53 PM
You may never think of polka — or the accordion — in the same way again. And don't forget to bring a box of tissues. In her one-woman show, "Wrap Your Heart Around It," at the Falcon Theatre, accordion player, polka music superstar and five-...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Swinging London in the spring of 1967 was a feverish hot house of British big beat, the very latest mod fashions and a burgeoning psychedelic culture. Music was ruled by the Rolling Stones and Beatles, yet in the Ides of March saw a version of the 20-...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Burbank Emblem Club gathered for its annual summer luncheon and fashion show earlier this month.
Staged under the theme "Lazy Daze of Summer" at the Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way, club members and guests were welcomed by the event's chairwoman, Elaine...