March 27, 2014
Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests - as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials - died March 19 at the age of 84. Q: What do you think will be his legacy, or impact on religion in 21st century America? Fred Phelps was a man who had zero positive impact to the history of Christendom. His unpalatable brand of Christianity was valid fodder for critics of any organized religion.
August 19, 2006
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The Road'ers Car Club will have its monthly show from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hill Street Cafe, 3301 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Spectator admission is free and $5 fee per car for judging. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Call (818) 248-2792. Showcamp at Burbank High School presents "California!
October 3, 2001
Jose Ruiz, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- It is inevitable to remove the events of the past two weeks from our lives. That doesn't mean that we succumb to them. Every American has found a way to cope, to mourn, to honor and to move on, and in a way, the "Symphony from the New World" by Antonin Dvorak exemplifies all of the above. Maestro Sidney Weiss, music director and conductor for the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, had announced this piece long ago as the season opener at the legendary Alex Theatre.
April 30, 2003
Margaret Aston "The Laramie Project," as performed by the Glendale College Theatre Arts Department, was a three-hour, drawn-out theatrical experience. While it was an admirable play for the college to undertake, it proved a daunting challenge for the student actors. Written by award-winning playwright Moises Kaufman, the play revolves around the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in the small town of Laramie, Wyo., and the devastating effects the hate crime has on residents of the town.
October 11, 2003
The Colony Theatre Company is offering a free sneak preview of its latest production, the musical "Gunmetal Blues," at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations will be taken on a first-call, first-seated basis while tickets last with a limit of four tickets per party. A wine-and-cheese mixer with representatives of the theater will follow. Previews continue Thursday and Friday. The play opens Saturday. Regular performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 16. Additional shows are planned for Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, 6 and 13. Tickets for previews are $20. Regular performance prices range from $29 to $35, with discounts for students and seniors.
August 15, 2012
During a weak economic environment, purchasing a piece of fine art is perhaps not high on most folks' priority list. While that is understandable, it should also be acknowledged that this is, in fact, a great time to purchase, own and enjoy a beautiful artistic creation at a fraction of the cost one would usually have to pay. That is especially the case this month as the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery presents a silent-auction fundraiser to benefit...
October 25, 2008
The Southern California Genealogical Society next fundraiser is an Appraisal Faire from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank. Guest are invited to bring inherited jewelry, paintings, lamps, dolls, toy trains or silver coffee pots and find out what they are worth. There is a $5 donation per item and a maximum of three items per person. For more information, call the library form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at (818) 843-7247 or e-mail scgs@scgsgenealogy.
June 25, 2008
How did such a seemingly straightforward endeavor ? the production of a high school play ? become such a flash point for heated discussion around the family dining table? The play in question is John Burroughs High School?s recent production of ?Romeo and Juliet,? which might aptly have been subtitled: ?The Offensive Deception.? My son was cast in a role in the play, and my family and I looked forward to seeing him on stage after weeks of rehearsal, line memorization and other preparation.