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  • National Public Radio names La Cañada resident interim CEO, announces staff cuts

    National Public Radio names La Cañada resident interim CEO, announces staff cuts
    National Public Radio announced that it will reduce its work force by 10 percent — about 840 people will be offered voluntary buyouts to balance its budget — and a La Cañada resident will take over as interim chief executive officer, according...
  • Take a nostalgic seat at 'Smokey Joe's Café'

    Take a nostalgic seat at 'Smokey Joe's Café'
    Jeffrey Polk, director of the new Pasadena Playhouse production of “Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller,” knows why the show has been successful since it bowed in 1994. “The strength,” he declares, “is in the...
  • The leader of the Pops

    The leader of the Pops
    Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
  • SoCal Gas Company aims to go digital

    SoCal Gas Company aims to go digital
    Glendale and Burbank residents can expect to see their gas bills increase by up to $2 per month through 2017 as the Southern California Gas Co. rolls out a $1-billion digital upgrade for meters serving 6 million customers. “Data collection units&...
  • Radio enthusiasts practice skills that hopefully are never needed

    Radio enthusiasts practice skills that hopefully are never needed
    When land lines and cell towers fail, it will be the “ham” radios that keep the channels of communication open. To prove it, for a 24-hour period starting on Saturday, amateur radio broadcasters with the Crescenta Valley Radio Club...
  • Half Lucky, full jam band to play at Descanso Gardens

    Half Lucky, full jam band to play at Descanso Gardens
    Family music covers a lot of territory. It can be simple nursery rhymes or musically sophisticated, inventive original songs. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, a recent entry in the “kindie rock” field, falls squarely in the latter category....
  • Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars

    Levitt Pavilion: Breaking camp, becoming All Stars
    It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
  • Mambo's Café marries food and music

    Mambo's Café marries food and music
    A quick show of hands here: How many SoCal cities have a resident Cuban restaurant? Not many, eh? Well, Glendale stands tall in this regard. Mambo’s Café, at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Western Avenue, serves lunch and dinner, with live...
  • Labor of love: Luxuria Music spins with all volunteers

    Labor of love: Luxuria Music spins with all volunteers
    In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
  • A Word, Please: A singular way to confuse verb agreement

    I recently fielded questions about two subject-verb agreement errors that readers noticed in the media. One was heard on an NPR program. The other was committed by, um, a columnist who should have been more careful. Let’s start with NPR’s,...
  • Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'

    Johnny Otis dies at 90; R&B singer wrote 'Willie and the Hand Jive'
    Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
  • In Theory: Free speech or abuse?

    In the wake of the Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson, the Arizona state legislature has passed emergency legislation to prevent the Westboro Baptist Church from picketing victims' funerals, including that of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. The church's...