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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...

    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,...

    Burb's Eye View: Reflection and inspiration on Memorial Day

    Burb's Eye View: Reflection and inspiration on Memorial Day
    If you’ve never been to a Memorial Day observance in Burbank, it is a poignant and solemn ceremony that provides many reasons for you to attend and honor those who have fought for their country. Two aspects of the ceremony in particular stand out....