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  • Jimmer Podrasky: Back on the scene

    Jimmer Podrasky: Back on the scene
    Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim. They appeared in the film "Pretty in Pink," graduated to a major label, released two albums and had a guest spot on "Beverly Hills 90210," but then it all went south.
  • Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking

    Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking
    There's really no way to adequately prepare one's self for a performance by the Dick & Jane Family Orchestra. The Hollywood underground quintet, who appear Friday at Burbank's Viva Cantina, squall, roar and strum through a dizzying barrage of...

    Hard-knock debut: Burbank Community Theater's first show, 'Annie' ready to hit the stage

    Hard-knock debut: Burbank Community Theater's first show, 'Annie' ready to hit the stage
    Julia Swanwick, the president of the Burbank Community Theater, had a problem. A big one. A cast of children, arriving in October for the first rehearsal of “Annie,” the company’s debut production, milled around outside the...

    No mere echo: Echosmith rises on pop music charts

    No mere echo: Echosmith rises on pop music charts
    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...

    Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing

    Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing
    Nashville-based singer-guitarist Carolyn Martin is a die-hard tradition bearer, one dedicated to country music's wild little cousin, Western swing. While the jazz-informed style has largely fallen from favor in mainstream circles, Martin, who appears...