October 10, 2009
Trip-hop band Faro released its first extended-play CD of the same name Friday and is kicking off its release concert series at Pasadena ARTWalk today. Its music is a fusion of hip-hop beats with a down tempo, said drummer Jorge Villanueva, of Burbank, who is joined in the group by his brother, guitarist Salvador Villanueva, and friends vocalist Monica Camacho and bass player Axel Tamayo. “We have a different background in music,” he said, referring to the band members.
September 26, 2001
Joyce Rudolph Burbank blues band in Verizon festival BURBANK -- Burbank vocalist Jessie Payo and her blues band Jessie and the Raindogs have been selected to perform as part of the Verizon Music Festival on Sunday in Old Pasadena. Jessie and the Raindogs will perform at 1 p.m. at Central Park. This free concert is from noon to 7 p.m. The band will share the stage with international artists David Clayton-Thomas with Blood, Sweat and Tears, Me'shell Ndegeocello, and many more.
April 2, 2003
Burroughs hosts annual music festival MAGNOLIA PARK -- John Burroughs High School will host its fourth annual music festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the school auditorium. Student musicians from Burroughs and Burbank high schools, and Jordan, Luther Burbank and John Muir middle schools will perform. There will also be performances by students from schools in other areas. The public is invited to attend the free festival. Burroughs High School is at 1920 Clark Ave. Entrance to the campus is on Parish Place.
May 14, 2008
Choral groups finish first at music festival Jordan Middle School?s four choral groups each won first place in their division during the Music in the Parks Festival at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim last weekend, choral teacher Christine DeMore said. The groups receiving the first-place honors were Clef Hangers in the men?s division, Cantabile and Treblemakers in the women?s division and Madrigals in the mixed division. More than 190 students from Jordan competed. Jordan was also awarded the Best Overall Middle School, which marks the seventh year the school has taken that award, DeMore said.
April 5, 2003
Molly Shore John Burroughs ninth-grader Aaron Rice, who plays baritone saxophone in the school's Symphonic Band, was among 30 band members who participated Friday in the school's daylong music festival. "I felt very confident what we were doing, especially since we practice on the [Burroughs] stage all the time. At other schools I don't feel so confident," Aaron said of the event, in its fifth year. Although 17 groups from eight different schools, including the city's two high schools and three middle schools, performed that day, they did not compete against each other.
December 4, 1999
Glendale performer featured at music fest EAGLE ROCK -- The First Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will be from 6 to 11 p.m. today starting at the Cultural Center and continuing down Colorado Boulevard to various restaurants and businesses. A variety of musical groups and individuals will perform, including singer Holly Montgomery of Glendale. Other acts include Ritt Henn, Grupo Sentir Latino and the Bill Minderhout Jazz Quartet. Locations along the boulevards will feature store-front art displays by students of "Art on Site," an after-school program at Eagle Rock junior and senior high schools.
April 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- As the setting sun's last rays cast long shadows across the north field on Woodbury University's campus Wednesday evening, students cheered as White Chocolate Funk walked onstage, plugged their instruments into their amplifiers and strummed out their first song. The university's music festival, "Wood-Bury-Stock 2001," was a celebration boasting sodas and food as a last hurrah for students and staff members before everyone faced final examinations starting the week of May 1. Kory Ward, a 21-year-old third-year psychology major at Woodbury, stepped onstage during the band's second song, grabbed the microphone and started to freestyle rap to a type of funk described by the band as "sexual chocolate."
June 4, 2008
Burbank Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills and confidence, meets at noon at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, call (818) 566-7894. ? The Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. All other Thursdays they meet at 7:30 a.m. at De Bell Golf Course Club House, 1500 Walnut Ave. For more information, call (818)
May 6, 2000
Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- They obviously weren't there to Mickey Mouse around. One of only a handful of middle schools invited to Disneyland to take part in the "Music in the Park" showcase, Burbank's David Starr Jordan Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade mixed choirs emerged as the only groups to receive "superior" ratings, school officials said. The 78 students who make up Jordan's mixed choirs received two trophies for their high ratings at the April 29 event, said Christine DeMore, Jordan music director.