September 17, 2012
Boot camps before meetings? Yoga classes at lunch? Workouts near or at work are convenient and efficient. But if you happen to be employed at Warner Bros. in Burbank, there's more to it than accessibility. On Fridays when the sitcom "Mike & Molly" isn't shooting, actor Reno Wilson teaches a 45-minute spinning class to anyone on the lot who shows up; many of his students are staff and crew from his show. Wilson leads spinning classes for love. Yes, he has a love of spinning, but it's more about his love for the student who was front and center at one recent class: his wife, Coco Fausone-Wilson, a yoga and spinning instructor at YAS Fitness Centers.
November 20, 2010
I was so pleased to see the interesting article on the Learned family ("Adopting an open heart," Nov. 11). I also would like to welcome them to Burbank. I have known Jeff and Maureen since Shanna was a baby, and I have always admired them. They are the most devoted and loving parents that any child could have. It is good to see them recognized in the lovely article by Megan O'Neil. If there was ever a family that personified love and caring, the Learneds are that family. Janet Jack Burbank
May 27, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? THURSDAY Family Night at the Burbank Public Library features the comedy juggling of David Cousin at 7 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 238-5630. ? ONGOING DANCE The Joslyn Adult Center?s Beginner?
February 21, 2009
I admit that this latest work by director James Gray took some warming up to, but once I did, I began to feel the kindness of this story and sorry that I had resisted for as long as I did. ?Two Lovers? is certainly not the most conventional of love stories but that is the difference that lends to its charm. Leonard, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a brooding, troubled, 30-ish man who is facing some problems getting his life together. Still living at home and working in his father?
October 29, 2008
“Mary’s Wedding,” the new play at The Colony Theatre in Burbank, has no gowns, no “Bridezillas” and no family shenanigans, as one might expect. What it does have is thunderstorms and explosions and a large wooden circular horse, as one might not expect. It is a love story set in the Canadian prairies and European battlefields around the time of the World War I. “Mary’s Wedding” plays out in a unique blend of dreams, reality, flashbacks and flash-forwards, woven together with impressively smooth transitions.
February 14, 2007
Harold and Pauline Owings' is a love story that began in fifth grade and has spanned 75 years of marriage. "We were in the same grade and I was his girlfriend then," 94-year-old Pauline Owings said. "His father had an account at the grocery store. Many times I had a candy bar on my desk. And if he thought I was mad at him, there would be two candy bars." For Harold Owings, 95, it was love at first sight. "I looked at her in the fifth grade, and made up my mind to marry her," he said.
December 2, 2006
The subjects of life, death and love are (literally) tripping through writer-director Darren Aronofsky's mind in his latest film, "The Fountain." Set, more or less, in three different eras ? Spain during the Inquisition, present-day New York City, and sometime in the future ? Aronofsky's tale is an ambitious one amid so much of today's safety-first movie-making. That Aronofsky comes up short of his wild ambitions is not the story of a movie gone bad, but one with elements of wild-eyed interest and too much of the just plain ordinary.
September 27, 2006
Most love stories unfold in a similar fashion. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back. Or girl meets boy, girl doesn't realize boy is perfect for her, but after much trial and tribulation, boy and girl end up living happily ever after. In reality, it's usually a lot more complicated. Lanford Wilson's "Talley's Folly" is an example of a worst-case scenario. It makes love feel like invasive dental surgery performed without anesthesia on an impacted wisdom tooth. That's not to say this season-opening show from the Syzygy Theatre Group isn't entertaining.