March 28, 2013
That didn't last long: After a few days of peace, Jay Leno returned to NBC-bashing Wednesday on "The Tonight Show. " Amid rampant rumors he's about to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon and that late-night's No. 1 show will be moving back east, Leno made fun of the network's well-chronicled ratings woes. After noting that NBC was back in a tenuous No. 2 position, thanks to the return of "The Voice" and "Revolution," he joked that "between Easter and Passover, this is truly the season of miracles.
April 29, 2009
Leno returns to ?Tonight Show? after hospital visit Jay Leno returned to ?The Tonight Show? stage Monday after canceling Thursday?s taping and checking into nearby Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. In typical Leno fashion, the 58-year-old seized on the opportunity in his opening monologue. ?You know, I had this 103-degree fever,? he said. ?I come in, in my Model T ? it was freezing that morning and I didn?t have a jacket on. I was freezing and I got chills, and here at NBC we have an ODN ?
March 8, 2003
48 HOURS Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented by students at Glendale Community College at 8 tonight in the Student Center in observance of National Women's History Month and the V-Day campaign. Benefit V-Day performances supporting programs to end violence against women and girls have featured celebrity performers Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, and others. Proceeds from this performance will go to the Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
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.
April 4, 2013
With Jimmy Fallon officially set to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno next year, viewers can expect plenty of changes to the nearly 60-year-old late-night franchise. Of course there's the show's geographic relocation, from Burbank to a souped-up new studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. But there's also a vast stylistic difference between Leno, 62, and Fallon, who will be several months shy of his 40th birthday when he takes over “Tonight.” In his two decades at NBC, Leno has consistently led the ratings -- mostly, his critics claim, by playing it safe with middle-of-the-road jokes and softball interviews.
March 1, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- As it turned out, performing a 10-minute comedic monologue before an audience of 500 was not the most difficult part of the California Invitational drama competition for Wendell Elizondo. The hardest part, the 17-year-old Burbank High School senior said, was accepting that he won, besting 124 other high school drama students from around the country in the process. "It took a couple of days for it to sink in. I never expected to win," said Elizondo, who got big laughs for his depiction of a 33-year-old man working as a Macy's Christmas elf after failing to find work as a writer.
March 18, 2009
Offering insight on issues of race and gender, the Alexia Robinson Studio in Burbank presents a powerfully moving rendition of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Robinson herself skillfully directs this extremely complex and emotionally charged production. Originally conceived in 1975, playwright Ntozake Shange’s script exposes the trials and camaraderie of a group of African American women. Constructed as a “choreopoem” this piece incorporates dance, song and the spoken word.
August 21, 2002
Dink O'Neal Has the thought of trekking into Los Angeles kept you from enjoying an evening of stand-up comedy? Then, let not your heart be troubled. Just swing by the new Burbank Comedy Club Fridays and Saturdays. Inside the Last Call Sports Bar, the club is spearheaded by Randy Lubas, nationally touring comedian and master of ceremonies. Having kicked off the club's inception only one week before, the crowd was small but Lubas got things charged up with an opening monologue complete with Osama Bin Laden quips and a wicked diatribe on airline travel.