July 1, 2009
For those who want good music and a party atmosphere, Hard Rock Cafe might be a pretty good choice. For a good haircut and a shave, perhaps a local barbershop or salon. But for good music, a party atmosphere and a haircut and shave? Floyd?s 99 Barbershop. The new barbershop, which opened Thursday at 1040 Hollywood Way in Burbank, offers the amenities of a good barbershop, plus old-school looks, such as leather barber chairs and hot-lather shaves. The walls are decorated with a collage of cover art from Nirvana, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and Marilyn Manson.
March 15, 2000
Road'ers display hot rods at Bob's GLENDALE -- The Road'ers Car Club will have a Cruise In from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bob's Big Boy, 1507 W. Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale. Trophies will be awarded to those showing their beautiful muscle cars, classic cars or hot rods, and there will be music provided by D.J. Leroy. There is no entrance fee. The event is made for the whole family. For information, call Jim Thomas at 842-0325. Barbershop singers perfecting harmony HOLLYWOOD HILLS -- The Crescenta Valley Chapter of the society for preservation of barbershop singing will entertain at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Hollywood Hills.
November 1, 2013
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 a deathbed revelation from a family member. Dudzick is from Buffalo, and the play's characters and a central figure - a statue of the Virgin Mary - are based on real people and a real-life statue. In the play, which opens Nov. 9 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank , mother Clara (Ellen Crawford, best known for her role in television's “ER”)
April 19, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Back in January, Clark Jellison was packing up two designs to submit as possible floats for the city's Tournament of Roses entry when the idea hit him -- what's more American than barbershop quartet? Starting over with a drawing of animals in a singing group, Jellison sketched for two hours the night before the deadline. He's glad he did. Jellsion's last-minute effort will become Burbank's 2001 Tournament of Roses float.
May 20, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Jim Revell recalls his UCLA college days, when he and his Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers would serenade sorority sisters with their barbershop quartet. The 1950s may be long gone, but the 71-year-old Burbank man still sings a cappella favorites with the San Fernando Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus. The retired Lockheed Martin employee is one of about 55 men from as far away as Santa Fe Springs who make up the chorus. Although most are retired, in recent years there has been an increase in younger men joining the group, he said.
September 22, 2001
Shannon Barber, People MONTROSE -- Looking out at the audience gathered to hear a barbershop quartet singing contest, Stan Locke and his pals sensed that too much seriousness was at hand. Just before going on stage, the quartet decided to liven up the show and "throw the contest." The contest was not the only thing to be thrown. The number was "Pretty Baby" and while two voices sang the lead, the other two members of the quartet decided to do a little soft shoe across the stage.
September 23, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- The Burbank Rose Parade float entry is more than halfway done, but there is still a ways to go to finish "The All-American Barbershop Quartet" for the 2001 Rose Parade. The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. will hold a fund-raising event from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday at Genio's Restaurant, 1420 W. Olive Ave. Those interested can have an Italian meal while chatting with association members. Twenty percent of the proceeds from each dinner will go to the organization for flowers and construction materials.
June 23, 2001
Sweet Adelines seeking members Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is having a membership night at 7 p.m. Wednesday. That's when the group starts rehearsals for the annual Ice Cream Social, "Remember the A La Mode," to be held Aug. 26. For directions to the rehearsal location, call 500-1063. The chorus is a nonprofit organization of 100 women, ages 18 to 85, who gather weekly to practice and perfect the art of four-part a capella harmony in the barbershop style.
July 8, 2000
Erin Park BURBANK -- Most wouldn't consider a New Year's Day deadline to be looming in early July. But for the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn., it's time to get busy. Beginning with the hydraulics control, engine maintenance and interior painting, construction of "The All American Barbershop Quartet" is well underway. Construction Committee Chair Jennifer Edward said that though the float doesn't look like much so far, the important base work is already finished.