September 22, 2009
“For those of you who have never heard us, your luck just ran out,” cornet player and leader of the Night Blooming Jazzmen Chet Jaeger said to roaring laughter as the Jazzmen kicked off the Alex Film Society’s 10th annual “Vaudeville Extravaganza” show at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. A packed house tapped toes and bobbed their heads to the Jazzmen’s applause-worthy renditions of Fats Waller’s “Crazy About My Baby” and “The Rose of Washington Square,” as they took the theater back to its vaudeville roots dressed in red shirts that read “I’m a Nightblooming Jazzmaniac.
May 16, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Attendance was high, but sales were down at the Scout-O-Rama this year. About 3,000 local residents came out to support the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America at McCambridge Park Saturday during what event Chairman Jim Etter called a tremendous success, though one that raised less than half of the funds expected. Etter said a change in the event ticket-selling structure and a busy schedule contributed to the weak fund-raising.
July 3, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Out of curiosity one day, furniture maker Al Sils tried turning a wooden bowl on his lathe. The positive results surprised him so much that he began an in-depth journey studying the history of vessels in many cultures. Twenty-five years later, he is still fascinated by the art form. "When I got interested in vessel forms, it sort of took over. I studied. I read. Went to museums, and took courses," the Woodland Hills resident said.