June 20, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Dee Dee Ramone isn't playing too much music these days. After playing bass and writing songs for punk rock pioneers The Ramones for more than 20 years, and more recently playing solo gigs with The Dee Dee Ramone band, he's done with music, at least for the moment. Ramone showed up Saturday at Dark Delicacies in Burbank to discuss his latest novel, "Chelsea Horror Hotel," and some of his latest collaborative art projects with musicians like Paul Kostabi.
August 18, 2007
RESIDENTS PERFORM WITH PASADENA POPS Several Burbank residents are performing in the Pasadena POPS Orchestra concert, “Richie Ramone, 76 Trombones & More” today and Sunday at Descanso Gardens. They are Armen Anassian, first violin; Ernest Ehrhardt, principal emeritus cello; Alma Fernandez, associate viola; and Angela Weigand, flute/piccolo Ramone’s style has inspired a generation of punk-rock fans. Best known for his work with the Ramones, one of the most influential punk rock groups, the classically trained artist drummed on the albums “Too Tough to Die,” “Animal Boy” and “Halfway to Sanity.
September 10, 2012
Burbank punk rock trio the Peeks have it all: a strong set of original songs loaded with attitude and appeal, a drastically tight, propulsive sound and an energy level that, in performance, threatens to not just raise the roof but send the entire thing into orbit. And they still haven't even graduated high school. Formed in January of 2011, the band quickly distinguished itself as one of most natural and important forces in that perpetually rebellious musical style. The fact that singer-guitarist Dewey Peek's father is legendary punk rock spearhead Chip Kinman doesn't hurt either.
February 7, 2009
Members of the classic rock group TimeBomb hope to create more than a feeling with their re-creation of hits originally performed by Boston, Queen, Thin Lizzy and Ozzy Osbourne at a concert tonight at Darts Away in Burbank. It’s the music from the golden era of rock ’n’ roll, said Burbank resident Matt Gruber, who plays lead guitar, keyboards and background vocals for the group. Gruber grew up listening to hard rock and heavy metal and later got into punk rock.
August 3, 2005
Plaza purchased by Texas company Buena Vista Plaza, a 115,130-square-foot plaza, was acquired by Texas-based Behringer Harvard, it was announced Friday. The building, at 2411 W. Olive Ave., is a seven-story office building situated on 1.26 acres of land in Burbank's Media Business District and was sold for $33 million by Jones Lang, on behalf of Ryanco Partners. The acquisition is the sixth for Behringer Harvard, whose other purchases in the past six months have included commercial properties in El Segundo, Long Beach and Diamond Bar. The building is exclusively occupied by Disney companies.
May 18, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Ellen DeGeneres hosted a large audience Tuesday at Johnny Carson Park, where about 2,000 people gathered for a taping of her show. Bob Hope Drive was closed to traffic between Alameda Avenue and Riverside Drive, but the park remained open to visitors and late comers wanting to see the show. Crowds were drawn by musical performances of Gwen Stefani and Eve, as well as guests Kirstie Alley and comedian Wanda Sykes. The mood was cheery as guests filtered into the park by the dozens.
November 3, 2001
Laura Sturza MAGNOLIA PARK -- Punk rock prevailed at Burbank's first ever Halloween Battle of the Bands, Tuesday night's free, teenage bash at Verdugo Recreation Center. Since preschool through middle school youngsters were represented at other area happenings, the event sought to meet the needs of middle and high school students. "With everything that's happened this year, if we can get the kids inside in a safe environment and keep them off the streets, I think it's well worth it," said Mike Graceffo, recreation specialist for the city.
September 12, 2001
Lead character lacks energy Michael Arvizu is a sound designer for the Glendale Community College Glendale Theatre Guild and staff writer and online editor for El Vaquero the campus newspaper. "Rock Star" offers a look into the trials and tribulations of a wannabe rock star. Mark Wahlberg plays the role of rock star Chris Cole with little energy, and the emotions he gives to the character are seldom convincing. The script offers some unexpected -- funny at times -- twists, with a good ending.
December 11, 2004
Jacqui Brown Jessica Mouawad, 5, has never played an angel before, but to look at her you couldn't imagine her playing any other part with her big dark eyes and long dark hair curling gently around her soft little angel wings. "It was really fun being an angel, but what I liked best was singing 'Silent Night,' " Jessica said. The two kindergarten classes at St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary School played to a standing-room only crowd Thursday during their Christmas production.