| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:09 PM
“When you’re a kid, you’re a kid all the way….”
“West Side Story” meets Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in “A Christmas Westside Story,” the latest pop culture mash-up from the deliriously daft...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:59 AM
When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 11:20 AM
To survive and thrive in 2012, local theaters in Burbank and Glendale have adjusted to the times, expanding repertoires and finding niches in musicals, the avant-garde and the classics. They offer a wealth of affordable, engaging art and entertainment...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:57 PM
Fiona and Shrek, played by Haven Burton and Eric Petersen, perform for a good-sized crowd at the Shrek the Musical preview at the Americana at Brand in Glendale on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The cast from Shrek the Musical put on a free taste of what is in...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
In a rehearsal space at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on a recent February evening, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus warmed up with physical stretches and vocal exercises, then began singing, voices soaring and ethereal in the high-ceilinged hall....
| Aug 18, 2011
| 6:16 PM
What do you get when you cross the creative son of a Venetian espresso salesman with a passion for all things Disney, an eye for carnival costume design, a love of origami and a musical ear?
The result is artist Ennio Marchetto and his ever-evolving live...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
I’m amazed at how many Glendale residents fail to take full advantage of the great entertainment opportunities our city has to offer.
Topping the neglect list is the Glendale Centre Theatre. The recent production of “1776” was a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Walt Disney's 1994 animated blockbuster "The Lion King" certainly hasn't been an endangered species for the studio. Not with an international gross of $788.2 million. Though it hasn't been out on DVD or VHS since 2004, Disney reports it is the most...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Everyone deals with the clatter of everyday life, but Burbank resident Diego Stocco makes music out of it.
His video piece, “Music From a Dry Cleaner,” shows Stocco capturing the sounds of Aviva Cleaners on Magnolia Boulevard. Using...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Burbank High School show choir students gained hands-on experience putting on the annual Pop Show this weekend. Not only did students perform, but they worked on the technical aspects of the show — lighting and sound.
During a rehearsal Tuesday, a...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:13 PM
A decade after winning an Oscar for the animated film “Shrek,” Glendale’s DreamWorks Animation is preparing to bring the heroic green ogre to the Los Angeles stage.
On Monday, DreamWorks Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, key members...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra.
“I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.”
Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...