| Dec 30, 2010
| 5:48 PM
Members of the John Burroughs High School community will likely be glued to their television screens come Jan. 4. The Ohio State-Arkansas Sugar Bowl matchup promises to electrify football fans, but it's the half-time show Burroughs fans will be most...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 10:23 PM
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Good signage should be a restaurant’s top priority or at least near the top. It was the striking, huge, lit-up sign that brought Simmzy’s to my attention. The second Happy Face sign drew...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:02 PM
Evie Sands began her life in music as a 1960s rock ‘n’ roll bad girl, blossomed into a balladeer of profound depth and a prolific writer of striking grace and prowess. She has had her original songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Dionne...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:33 PM
In the early 1980s, a group of hot young players from around the country made names for themselves in New York. They weren’t free-jazz avant-gardists, neo-beboppers, electronic funksters or a part of Wynton Marsalis’ “young men in suits&...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:22 PM
I made reservations to go to a pub last weekend. I can’t help but think my friends in England would laugh heartily at this totally L.A. phenomenon. But this isn’t just any pub. This is the new Eagle Rock Brewery Public House in the former...
| Dec 27, 2014
Venerable bluesman Guitar Shorty has rampaged through American music for more than half a century and fortunately for us he shows little signs of stopping any time soon. The Los Angeles-based showstopper, who appears at Viva Cantina on Sat., Jan. 3,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:35 AM
People are very opinionated about sushi. First of all, you have to like it. Let's assume you do. You're going to want it fresh, that's a given. But after that, are you a hand roll person or do you prefer straight sashimi? Will you be satisfied with only...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:12 AM
Burbank-based Americana-folk singer Susie Glaze, acclaimed as one of the best vocalists in the region, took an unusually circuitous route to attain that recognition. “I am originally from Murfreesboro, Tenn., and although I studied folk music as a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Few performers know rock ‘n’ roll’s maddening quicksilver nature better than Daniel Hortter. As founder and lead singer for late-’60s Los Angeles psych-rock sensation the Yellow Payges, who appear at Burbank’s Viva Cantina on...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:27 AM
I couldn't erase the thought of those delectable, mouth-watering lamb chops that Nick and Arsen Sarkisian were serving at the Cancer Care Network Foundation Dinner and Gala last Saturday night. They were my only salvation from the long-winded speeches...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Avant garde NYC poet-rocker John S. Hall is one of pop music’s most offbeat success stories. The droll provocateur, who appears Friday at Viva Cantina, is best known for his work with late-’80s-era band King Missile and specializes in an...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It was a spectacular autumn afternoon on Sunday, when more than 800 people came to Memorial Park to sip fine wines and sample gourmet foods at the 12th annual Wine and Gourmet Food Tasting and premium wine auction event. The gathering was sponsored by the...