| 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...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Lucy's 51 is a classic Toluca Lake spot, one still haunted by the gently jiving spirits of high times and late nights long since past.
This room on Riverside Drive has a formidable history: Its previous incarnation was venerable jazz club the Money Tree,...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, October 14. If you take a drive through Laurel Canyon today, you'll find some remnants of a past generation.
The canyon, which connects the Valley to West Hollywood, became a retreat for musicians in the 60s and...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Students in three classes at McKinley Elementary School gave their parents and siblings a lesson in building positive traits with an after-school musical performance titled “Character Matters.”
About 90 students, representing two fourth-grade...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 5:35 PM
My brother and I were the best of friends when we were in elementary school in Burbank during the mid 1960s. But that changed after I started Muir Middle School and went on to Burbank High School in the '70s. We barely saw one another, even though the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Soap star and acting coach Gene Bua — who helped train the likes of Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Katey Sagal at his Burbank school — died Saturday after a 13-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The Glendale resident was 72.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For many months, local theater-goers have been in a state of suspense in regards to one local institution: the financially troubled Colony Theatre in Burbank. Despite a hit show in the form of “Falling for Make Believe,” a musical about the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Ward Dotson, the brilliantly understated guitarist whose atmospheric style was a critical component of early ’80s Hollywood underground rock legends the Gun Club, is definitely an odd one. Widely recognized as one of the post-punk era’s most...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Roland Hayes, born in 1887 to former slaves-turned-impoverished tenant farmers, was in his teens when he heard a recording of the great tenor Caruso and knew that he had found his calling. By the mid-1920s, despite being barred from some venues because of...
| May 12, 2013
The Colony Theatre in Burbank continues its fight for survival due to serious financial shortfalls, but you'd never know it from the venerable mid-sized venue's fine season-ender, "Falling for Make Believe." This world premiere musical by Mark Saltzman,...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Despite the uncertainty that’s come with being on rocky financial footing over the last year, Burbank’s Colony Theatre is extending its season to meet unexpected demand for their hit musical “Falling For Make Believe.”