October 20, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- Channel 4 News weatherman Fritz Coleman is gathering his funniest buddies to help entertain at a fund-raiser for the American Red Cross. The 11th annual Fritz Coleman Comedy Night will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Glendale Centre Theatre. Funds will go to local projects of the Red Cross Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter, said Ron Farina, executive director. "Fritz helps put this event together single-handedly by recruiting some of the best local stand-up comics in the area," Farina said.
December 10, 2008
Ray Stevenson, star of “Punisher: War Zone,” signed movie posters Wednesday night at the opening of Emerald Knight Comics & Games, drawing huge crowds of comic book fans to the expansive two-story store. “The store is three times bigger than your average comic book store,” co-owner Jason Weymouth said. “If some kids want to do some roll playing games, they can come in and play for free for a couple of hours and have a good time.” He and co-owner Mark Levine are looking to branch out, Weymouth said.
January 2, 2008
Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner,” a two-act play currently at Glendale Centre Theatre, has many good moments of hilarious comedy, but at the end, it was apparent that the audience had been asked to sit through a three-hour production that could have been done quite tidily in half that time. But, the energetic and skilled troop of actors gamely carried this bright, though somewhat overwrought plot line, to the delight of an appreciative audience. Set in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia sometime in the recent past, we meet Englishmen Charlie Baker and Froggy LeSueur, on holiday in America.
November 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, November 10. If you feel like relaxing with a stack of comic books today, head to North Hollywood. Blastoff opens its doors today in the Arts District , reports the Daily News . Speaking of new business, two restaurants in Valley Village, a nearby neighborhood, recently opened . NoHo Patch A Burbank man allegedly tagged areas of the city, then billed the city for removing them...
September 24, 2010
The Green Lantern is coming, but the news crews are leaving. Warner Bros. Studios will bring workers with subsidiary DC Entertainment from New York to Burbank over the next 16 months. DC Entertainment is the movie and game arm of DC Comics, publisher of comics and graphic novels with characters including the Green Lantern, Batman, Wonder Woman and Alfred E. Neumann of Mad magazine. Meanwhile, NBC has announced that the news staff of KNBC and NBC News' Los Angeles operation will leave Burbank for Universal City in 2012.
July 5, 2008
Costumed comics dressed as the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam stood on Thursday night at the entrance of the AMC Walkway in Burbank, treating passers-by to jokes and magic tricks at the start of the holiday weekend. Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam, played by comic duo Marianne Wittelsberger and Steve Bauer, were in downtown for the city’s All-American Night, a celebration with live music and comic relief that was organized by the Downtown Burbank Partnership, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.
December 9, 2009
For the last several years, Frank Corona, along with his wife, Heidi, have maintained the Halo 13, in the Burbank Town Center that sells everything from comic books, antique figurines, action figures, shirts and DVDs. But don’t call Halo 13 a comic book store; call it more of a collectible toy store, he said. “We get a lot of collectors here,” Frank Corona said. “Mostly people looking for that one-of-a-kind item.” Halo 13, although similar to the name of the video game, has nothing to do with the popular series, he said.
June 10, 2009
Five years ago, writer Mark Bloom was looking for an illustrator for his sports editorial comics and placed an ad on craigslist.org. Mark Wilson answered it, and the two got along so well that a partnership formed. That creative team worked together for a while, took a break, then started a daily comic strip with a sports theme in late March on their website. Tuesday marks the 100th day of publication for the comic strip “Fans-See This! with Barney and Franklin” on www.fansseethis.