| 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-...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:53 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
When local bluegrass band the Brombies gets to work, it always feels more like a family reunion than a professional musical performance. Now in their fourth year of an every-Monday residency at Burbank's Viva Cantina, their fast-moving style, far-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:43 PM
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...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:47 PM
While Memorial Day is meant to honor the nation's fallen military heroes, Burbank's ceremony Monday will also recognize local sons and daughters who have made it home safely from their time in the service.
Four Burbank residents completed their tours...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 8:15 AM
The John Burroughs High School Vocal Musical Assn. presented this years Alumni Pop Show, "Love is on the Way," Saturday evening.
Alumni from several years participated in the event at the high school auditorium, including Burroughs Music Director Brendan...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Another season, another work of inspired musical lunacy from the Troubadour Theater Company. This time around, the gifted troupe known for signature mash-ups of theater classics and iconic pop music has nearly surpassed itself with “Two Gentlemen of...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Moličre, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...