March 17, 2007
BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL GRAD'S GROUP WINS MUSIC HONOR The Braeded Chord, made up of keyboardist Doris Au MacDonald , a graduate of Burbank High School, and guitarist Sharon Dennis , was awarded a Washington Area Musicians Assn. Award (WAMMIE) for Best Gospel/Inspirational Group of 2006 in February at the State Theater in Falls Church, Va. MacDonald is the daughter of Dorothy Au of Burbank. This marks the second year in a row that performing songwriting duo has been nominated for a WAMMIE honor by its music peers.
February 2, 2002
TIDEBACK -- CASTANEDA Alison Joy Tideback and Robert Castaneda have announced their plans to marry in October. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joyce Starleaf of Burbank and William Tideback of Sherman Oaks. She graduated from Providence High School in 1996. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Loyola Marymount University. She is employed at ReMax Elite. The groom-to-be is the son of Yanira Parada of Azusa and Robert Castaneda of Burbank.
October 7, 2000
Lackey -- Machuca Heather Jillene "Jill" Lackey of Burbank and Luis Robert "Bobby" Machuca of Sun Valley were married at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Burbank. The Rev. Michael Coohig officiated. The maid of honor was Megan Lackey and the matron of honor was Vickie O'Neill. The bridesmaids were Nita Dahlia, Joslynn Lurie, and Sarah Buller. The flower girl was Allie Martin, and her escort was Blake Corrington. The best men were William Barnett and Nick Gergov.
January 26, 2008
Burbank’s high school show choirs are more than used to competition. But this weekend’s Burbank Blast Show Choir Festival, where six of Southern California’s top show choir groups will sing on the same stage, is not about winning. About 500 students of different skill levels from five high schools and one Burbank middle school, John Muir, will run through their competition material and receive critiques from three nationally known judges. The festival, which precedes the choirs’ competition season, will be an opportunity for the students to hone their skills, learn new ones and get friendly with their soon-to-be rivals.
December 2, 2000
Marine Corps Pvt. Robert A. Porter, son of Terri Dickens of Lompoc and William A. Porter of Burbank, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. He is a 1999 graduate of Cabrillo High School in Lompoc. Army Pvt. Steven A. Lupercio, son of Debbie Butler and stepson of Gerald Butler of Burbank, has graduated from basic training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is a 2000 graduate of Burbank High School. Army Pvt. Joe N. Boucher, son of Joe N. Boucher of Idaho and Linda Bitto of Burbank, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
February 15, 2003
The John Muir Middle and Burbank High schools string instrument musicians showcase their talents in a free winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in Muir's auditorium, 1111 N. Kenneth Road. It's the first time the two schools have given a concert only with strings, Muir Instrumental Music Director Steven New said. Joining New on the conductor's podium will be Dean Immel, instrumental music director at Burbank High School. Although the two schools have played together in concerts for the past three years, this is the first year the program is at Muir because of construction at the high school auditorium.
December 31, 2003
Jackson Bell Ashley Cunliffe isn't at all concerned about the millions of eyes that will be glued to her every move on New Year's Day. In fact, Ashley welcomes the attention she'll receive for playing her French horn during the 115th Rose Parade in Pasadena on Thursday. "I'm not nervous at all," she said this week. "I'm more excited because I know people are there to encourage me and watch me. It'll be a lot of fun." Ashley, 17, will be among seven members of the Burbank High School marching band selected to perform in the parade along with the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band.