October 9, 2004
Jacqui Brown Olivia Newton-John is a real-life survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1992, the singer and actress turned what could have been a tragedy into a lifelong commitment to raising awareness about this increasingly devastating disease and its prevention. "I'm always surprised when women say to me they don't self-examine their breasts because they're scared they'll find something," Newton-John said. "It's much better to know, because the earlier you detect something, the earlier you can treat it."
July 15, 2009
It’s been 40 years since Sha Na Na first started rockin’ and rollin’ after they got their big break opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock Festival. The ’50s-style band went on to co-star in the film “Grease” as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Then they landed their own television show broadcast over NBC affiliates in Burbank and in worldwide syndication from 1977 to 1981. They will be celebrating their anniversary with two shows this week in Glendale.
April 12, 2000
Amy Dominguez GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College's "Grease" is fun for the whole family. The music is great, the costumes are festive and the tale is a classic boy-meets-girl love story. The setting is 1959 at Rydell High School. The production is much the same as the classic John Travolta-Olivia Newton John movie. You have the Pink Ladies, the guys in black leather jackets (they're called the Burger Palace Boys), the cheerleaders and The DJ's.
February 12, 2003
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Fund-raisers are in the works to produce the second ballet production for Burbank's Media City Ballet Company on May 18 at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. On the program will be the "Rach- maninov Sketches," choreo- graphed by Artistic Director Natasha Middleton and danced to Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto #3, and the famous Armenian ballet, "Gayane," choreographed by Associate Director Ruben Tonoyan. To raise money for the performance, the company is resuming the Sunday Afternoon at the Ballet series.