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  • 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 idiosyncratic original material. Put across by brash, buxom vocalist Jane Cantillon, a big-voiced, unpredictable entertainer whose spontaneous antics veer from growling and strutting like a feral feline to wild gesticulations to throwing herself down onto the stage and thrashing around like a seizure victim, it's a fast-moving, hit-and-run musical spree that's quite unlike anything else in pop music.
  • Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'

    Nickelodeon recovers from ratings slump with new cartoon 'Breadwinners'
    Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a...

    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...

    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...

    'Wrap Your Heart Around It' masters tales, talent and the accordion

    'Wrap Your Heart Around It' masters tales, talent and the accordion
    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-...