July 11, 2009
“O> ne, two step, one, two step, now turn,” instructed dance teacher Francisco Martinez of the Dance Family Studio in Pasadena. He and his wife, Stacey Martinez, gave beginner-friendly dance lessons Thursday evening at the AMC Walkway in Downtown Burbank before the nine-piece band Phat Cat Swinger took the stage under a clear, summer evening sky. For the past six years during the summer, the Downtown Burbank Partnership has hosted...
July 29, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend BURBANK -- Rockin' the Starlight Bowl Sunday will be a tribute to the '70s with disco and all the music of the era from Donna Summer to KC and the Sunshine Band. Leading the musical trip to the past will be L.A.-based Grooveline, a group of four men whose ages range between 20s to the mid-30s. Lead singer is Larry G. Parker, who is joined by bass player Joey Jagger, Rico Styles on guitar, and Rocco Cox behind the drums. Parker, 34, said the band started playing together in 1992, and is the genius of his producer Jamie Brown.
January 1, 2005
Several children got a chance to show off their new dance moves to family and friends Friday thanks to Holly Childers' winter dance camp. Childers, on vacation from Northwestern University in Illinois, said she has held dance camps like this during the summer, but this is the first time she's held one during the winter break. She was pleased with the turnout. The three-day camp held at Shakespeare in Play in Downtown Burbank gave students an opportunity for one last chance to burn off a little energy and have some fun during the last week of winter break.
May 25, 2005
Choirs ready to spring into song The choirs of Burbank High School's Vocal Music Assn. present their spring concert "Dance to the Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the school's Auditorium. During the year the choirs In Sync, Impressions, Out of the Blue, Sound Dogs and Gentlemen's Octet have won a total of 45 trophies and plaques. "Dance to the Music" will include an evening of pop music and dance moves performed for the last time by many of the school's graduating students.
March 9, 2005
School set to honor studio executive Providence High school will honor vice president of NBC Universal Jack O'Neill at their Promise for the Future Gala starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The evening will include dinner, music and live and silent auctions as a fundraising event for the school. The gala will be at Lakeside Country Club, 4500 Lakeside Drive. To attend, call (818) 846-8141, ext. 408. Student wins drama award John Burroughs High School drama student Katie Dyler got her big break Sunday night when she won first prize at the English Speaking Union's Shakespeare Competition in Pasadena.
May 24, 2006
Burbank High School student Cody Morgan claims he doesn't need sleep. It's a handy skill for the 16-year-old who, like the rest of his classmates in the Burbank Show Choirs, is spending his last weeks of class juggling class work with practice for one of the biggest concerts of the year ? the Pop Show. The annual show, which mixes the choirs' competition fare with pieces students devised themselves, produces such enthusiasm in the students that they spend their off periods nailing down vocal arrangements and dance moves are practiced late in to the night.
July 27, 2005
Rosette Gonzales With sparkling costumes, snappy tunes and sharp dance moves, seniors proved Monday that you're never too old to rock 'n' roll. The Joslyn Adult Center had its biannual senior superstar showcase Monday, featuring an array talented musicians, comics and dancers, including one of the belly variety. "I love dancing," said tap dancer Carol Black, 81, of The Tap Chicks. "I love the people and entertaining seniors because I'm a senior and I know how much it means for them to have a show."
July 15, 2006
It was close to 80 degrees in the theater room at Hoover High School Thursday, but the eight children on stage looked like they were freezing. At least, they acted like they were. They walked spastically, stiff-legged, with faces that scrunched up against the imaginary frost. But the eight theater students were just following direction from their teacher Amanda Ditto, who asked them to walk across the stage while acting like they were frozen. "I keep it fun and keep them moving," said Ditto, who usually teaches English at Hoover High School.
January 25, 2009
Singing is 17-year-old Jacklyn Ontiveros’ passion, and on Saturday, she and 177 other Burbank High School students got a chance to sing and dance with their show choirs on stage at the campus’ performing arts center. Jacklyn is a member of one of four Burbank High choirs, which range from intermediate to advanced, and performs with the advanced boys and girls group called Insync. Jacklyn was in a car accident two weeks ago and broke her left hand, but she wouldn’t let her injury stop her from performing with her group Saturday.