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  • 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 little film crafted to entertain fellow animators at a short-film festival held at a New York bar.
  • 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...

    Burbank theater helps build community, founder says

    Burbank theater helps build community, founder says
    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...