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  • In Theory: How important is having fun?

    A young Italian nun with a powerful singing voice and engaging stage presence has been capturing the attention of millions of television viewers on "The Voice of Italy." Her performance of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" knocked another female contestant off the Italian talent show on April 16. The 25-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia said after winning accolades, "I'm excited, really thrilled. The fundamental thing is to have fun."
  • Raising the roof for Big Jay

    Raising the roof for Big Jay
    Whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, pop, R&B or jazz, the tenor saxophone has played an absolutely critical role in the advancement of vernacular American music. The contributions of such long-gone players as Lester Young, John Coltrane and...

    Burbank walk marks somber remembrance

    Burbank walk marks somber remembrance
    Roughly 200 local Armenians, some clutching candles, marched from City Hall to the Burbank Youth Center Tuesday to kick off a night commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children...

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism
    An aircraft flyover by the Condor Squadron kicked off this year’s Memorial Day service held at the war memorial at McCambridge Park on Monday. World War II veteran and actor Jimmy Weldon was featured during the ceremony with his well-known speech...

    Scholarships honoring fallen Burbank officer awarded

    Scholarships honoring fallen Burbank officer awarded
    The Burbank Police Foundation on Tuesday awarded six local students each with $1,000 scholarships in honor of fallen Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka. The recipients include six high school students: Andrew Adriatico, Viva Parsa, Davion Barker,...