| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:18 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Holding a church meeting in a pub may at first seem a bit odd, but so-called theology pubs — regular pubs and bars where meetings are held, usually once a week — are catching on across the country.
According to Keith Anderson, a pastor in...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:53 PM
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-...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:58 PM
This is the second installment in a three-part series.
Hidden behind a shade tree on Victory Avenue, the Victory Café buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs.
I wait for my cheeseburgers.
Two of them —...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
This is the third installment in a three-part series.
Last Thanksgiving, while most of us were at home preparing our turkey and mashed potatoes, newly minted restaurateur Matt Peek was teaching himself how to cook.
In that one day, he crafted recipes...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Anyone who remembers Troy Walker from his incendiary 1960s stint on the Sunset Strip club circuit or his infamous 1970s run at North Hollywood’s World Famous Palomino is likely beyond surprised to learn that not only did the ultra-flamboyant...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Burbank Emblem Club gathered for its annual summer luncheon and fashion show earlier this month.
Staged under the theme "Lazy Daze of Summer" at the Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way, club members and guests were welcomed by the event's chairwoman, Elaine...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A plateful of thick, eggy French toast triangles amply drizzled with Nutella and sprinkled with powdered sugar stares up at my son. It's the kind of presentation that makes a kid's eyes widen in disbelief. He stares back, knife and fork in hands. Does...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
More youngsters will get the chance to join in educational — and fun — activities at the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to a tapping party at Gordon Biersch.
The club provides after-school and summer programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 in...