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  • Dining Out: JC's Cuisine is short on niceties, big on taste and service

    Dining Out: JC's Cuisine is short on niceties, big on taste and service
    While it's not a hard and fast rule, we generally avoid highlighting chain restaurants in this column, preferring to review independently owned businesses. Mom & Pop restaurants are a little hard to find in Burbank. So I was happy to see a new spot open...
  • Little Victor to present two energetic shows

    Little Victor to present two energetic shows
    If you dig Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, you're going to hate Little Victor, an untamed maverick whose raw, primitive sounds are the utter antithesis of the contemporary blues model. The offbeat singer-guitarist, who appears at Burbank's Joe's Great...
  • Dining Out: Handy Market serves up delicious barbecue

    Dining Out: Handy Market serves up delicious barbecue
    No need to wait for summer to enjoy smoky, backyard barbecue. Handy Market, the well-stocked corner store where Magnolia Boulevard meets Buena Vista Street in Burbank, spills out into the parking lot on Saturdays, 'cueing up pounds and pounds of beef,...
  • Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking

    Dick & Jane Family Orchestra is still alive and kicking
    There's really no way to adequately prepare one's self for a performance by the Dick & Jane Family Orchestra. The Hollywood underground quintet, who appear Friday at Burbank's Viva Cantina, squall, roar and strum through a dizzying barrage of...
  • Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies

    Studio for work, bluegrass for fun: The Brombies
    When local bluegrass band the Brombies gets to work, it always feels more like a family reunion than a professional musical performance. Now in their fourth year of an every-Monday residency at Burbank's Viva Cantina, their fast-moving style, far-...
  • Dining Review: Food and family win out over ambience at Sharkey's Bistro

    Dining Review: Food and family win out over ambience at Sharkey's Bistro
    When I first visited Sharkey's Bistro, a brand-new barbecue and burger joint in Burbank, I had a real problem with the interior. The radio was too loud, the artwork was too loud, even the silent big screen TV was too loud. The big smiles on the faces of...
  • Dining Review: Experience South American flavor and comfort at Mi Latin Kitchen

    Dining Review: Experience South American flavor and comfort at Mi Latin Kitchen
    I love L.A. You can get food from all corners of the world here. Take, for example, the two-mile stretch of Burbank Boulevard in Burbank. Here you can find two Mexican restaurants, an Italian deli, a sushi place, an American sports bar, a Cuban eatery,...
  • Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing

    Carolyn Martin: A personal stake in Western swing
    Nashville-based singer-guitarist Carolyn Martin is a die-hard tradition bearer, one dedicated to country music's wild little cousin, Western swing. While the jazz-informed style has largely fallen from favor in mainstream circles, Martin, who appears...
  • LoveyDove wants to pull your heartstrings

    LoveyDove wants to pull your heartstrings
    Burbank-based trio LoveyDove trade in an extraordinarily perfected and intricate brand of modern, underground pop. Led by Dan West and Azalia Snail, a romantic twosome who share an artful and unusually self-possessed synchronicity, LoveyDove, who appear...
  • 'Miracle' touches on real-life experience

    'Miracle' touches on real-life experience
    The play “Miracle on South Division Street” holds a special meaning for its author, playwright Tom Dudzick. The story centers on a Catholic working-class family living in a deteriorating Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood whose lives are upended upon...
  • DeBell Golf Club to operate under new management

    DeBell Golf Club to operate under new management
    Starting in January, DeBell Golf Club will operate under a new management structure, relieving the city of day-to-day responsibilities, but the city-owned club is still grappling with a $600,000 backlog of capital improvements it cannot afford to make....
  • Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers

    Community: Luncheon thanks retired volunteers
    Burbank seniors, ages 55 to 99, were thanked for giving thousands of hours to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program during a luncheon last month at the Castaway restaurant. Some volunteers serve every day or others a couple times a month, helping...