November 26, 2008
The Burbank Jaycees recently teamed up with Actors and Others for Animals for the organization’s annual Celebration of Caring at the Universal City Hilton and Towers. This annual fundraising event that supports the organization’s services and programs began many years ago as a celebrity fair that evolved into a celebrity fashion show and in 2005 morphed into a celebrity toast. Before the afternoon’s main event, this year’s guest of honor, legendary stage and screen star Carol Channing , arrived at the VIP cocktail reception escorted by her husband, Harry Kullijian . The moment Channing crossed the threshold, the star-studded assemblage spontaneously broke into a rousing chorus of “Hello Dolly” led by Actors and Others President JoAnne Worley , who served as mistress of ceremonies.
March 30, 2005
Jacqui Brown If you're looking to bust a gut this weekend, you'd better run to the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Lily Tomlin, who became a household name through the unforgettable characters she portrayed on the NBC television show "Laugh-In," is at it again, only this time she's surrounded by some of the best voices in Los Angeles. This versatile comedian, along with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, is ready to "sock it to you" with a resurrection of some of her most unforgettable characters, including Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator; Edith Ann, the devilish 6-year-old; and Trudy the bag lady, to name a few. These characters will come to life in a one-of-a-kind singing and dancing production for the first time on any stage.
July 5, 2006
In typical Robert Altman fashion, his new movie, "A Prairie Home Companion," is a delightful slice of life, this time, Minnesota-style. It helps to be a fan of Garrison Keillor's NPR radio show of the same name, but it's not mandatory. Like the radio broadcast, the movie doesn't have much of a story arc, but the time spent sitting in your chair, listening and watching is very enjoyable. It's mainly a fictionalized chronicle of the show's final live broadcast with some backstage shenanigans and touching interpersonal relations.
October 17, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- When Mayor Bob Kramer presents his State of the City Address and Luncheon today at the Burbank Airport Hilton, you can "bet your bippy" he'll do so with style at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon featuring cast members of "Rowan & Marin's Laugh-In." Cast members scheduled to appear at the function include Gary Owens, Dick Martin, Tom Rowan (the son of the deceased Dan Rowan), Ruth Buzzi, Jo Anne Worley, Arte Johnson, Henry Gibson and Alan Sues.
July 24, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH The Fab Four celebrates the 40th anniversary year of the Beatles' first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with a concert Sunday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. It's the boys' fourth annual visit to the outdoor venue and, to make it more of a multimedia experience this year, they're bringing a video screen where they will show clips from those memorable days when Beatlemania swept the nation. There will also be some special lighting effects on stage, said Ron McNeil, who plays the role of John Lennon.