March 18, 2009
Sadly, a little bit of Magnolia Park has left us. Frank Johnson, owner of the White Elephant, the famed antique store, passed away in January, leaving behind a treasure trove of unused books, tin boxes, jewelry and stopwatches. In the 1980s, I chanced to stop in Frank and JoAnn Johnson’s little shop and was very pleasantly surprised by the fair prices. Over the years, I met another wonderful customer, Charles Guthrie, who also came into the shop. Charles was blessed by a great knowledge of dolls, and in addition to buying and selling his used dolls, Charles would also stick around long enough to walk JoAnn’s little black poodle mix. How nice it was of him to do this!
May 31, 2011
Cassidy Abrahamson; Ronny Abudahab ; Michael Acuna ; Rocio Adame Organes ; Ari-El Adut ; Savanna Aghassian ; Analine Aguayo ; Francisco Aguilar ; Christian Aguilar ; Carlos Aguirre ; Arshaluys Akopyan ; Amanda Alcalde ; Michelangelo Alcantar ; Juan Alcantar ; Oksanna Aleksanian ; Amoni Alexander ; Alejandro Alfonso ; Austin Allen ; Samantha Almanza ; Roxana Alonso ; Jorge Alpizar ; Christina Alquiros ; Haroutyun Altunyan ; Edgar Alvarez ; Joan Alvarez ;...
August 27, 2008
Like a diamond necklace with every diamond flawless and in place, “Educating Rita” is another remarkable comedy at a habitually remarkable theater. As presented by the Colony Theatre in Burbank and updated with modern references by British author Willy Russell after his 1984 Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, the story of “Rita” is just as honest, funny, original and inspiring as ever. Working-class Rita (as played with a wink and a smile and a tear and a thick Liverpudlian accent by the gorgeously gifted Rebecca Mozo)