| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.
“It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The Stepping Stone Players is known for producing large musicals such as “Oliver,” “The Music Man” and “The Wizard of Oz.” This year, the local community theater troupe is doing a smaller production, “You’re...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Readers of this byline may recall a feature on the jazz at Glendale's Neat Bar in the Glendale News-Press in March 2012. While the bar itself and the band were worthy enough subjects, the big discovery that night was young bassist Katie Thiroux and her...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The local musical theater program for children, La Cañada Junior Theater, this weekend presents "Legally Blonde," which in 2007 won the Best New Musical award on Broadway. The story centers on a sorority girl, Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Part of the collateral damage of the Alex Theatre's ambitious physical face-lift has been the suspension of the Glendale Pops series. Saturday night, after a year's absence, director Matt Catingub gave a decisive demonstration of why this remains one of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Danielle Sadd is a rare breed of entertainer in Los Angeles: a native, who can sing a soulful rendition of “The Sister Act” opening and crack killer jokes about falling in love with guys named Taylor at Starbucks.
She’s so local that...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Martin Short is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor with dozens of films behind him and a small crowd of bizarre characters that follow him everywhere. The "completely mental" Ed Grimley — with slippery cowlick and pants pulled up to his chest...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:35 PM
When swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy formed in 1993, they were a severe anomaly, one that seemed destined to be overshadowed by the Nirvanas, Tupacs and Whitney Houstons who ruled the pop charts. Twenty years later, the brassy septet has outlived...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Ask a 20-something if they know who Gene Kelly was and most likely the response will be a blank stare. Start singing the lyrics to “Singing in the Rain,” and immediately his or her face will light up with recognition of one the most famous,...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Seventeen young women will be presented to society on Saturday when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The honorees are Tracey Hill Andrews, Galey Kathryn Caverly, Jessica Anne Davidson,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:21 PM
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When the stage lights come up on the Stepping Stone Players’ production of “Oliver!” Friday night, the show will have benefited from a $2,000 donation from the Walt Disney Co., after...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:47 AM
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...