February 25, 2011
Burbank City Council members defied tradition and spitefully bypassed Councilman David Gordon for the post of mayor. With a new mayoral selection coming, it is hoped that the council majority will rise above the sandbox level with actions more closely resembling maturity. Paul H. Wangsness Burbank Pick up after your dogs, people I know there's unrest in the Middle East and bad economy, but can't you people at least pick up your dog's poop? Especially you lazy dog owner who visited Stough Canyon last Sunday around 3:30 p.m. Thanks to you, I spent an hour washing my dog, the car and myself after my dog rolled in your dog's wonderful fresh “do.
January 7, 2006
Five-week art program is a test run; after it's finished, teachers will be asked for their reactions.Musician Martin Espino stood in front of class of third-graders at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Burbank on Thursday, holding a rattle. The class was transfixed as he explained that the instrument was made entirely from deer parts, specifically deer bones and deer toenails. A groan quickly rose from his young audience. "You guys think you're so modern," he said.
April 18, 2009
If you?re like me and your ideal Saturday night is spent watching ?That Metal Show? and ?Metal Mania? on VH1 Classic, then I?ve got the movie for you ? the rocking new release ?Anvil: The Story of Anvil.? Fans of heavy metal and offbeat documentaries will demand an encore when the 90-minute film ends, but everyone else will appreciate this unique new release. When Robb Reiner and Steve ?Lips? Kudlow were 14, growing up in Canada, they created a band called Anvil and vowed to become mammoth rock stars and live life by their own terms.
May 14, 2005
Mark R. Madler John Fischer grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home that didn't allow him to engage in the fun activities his friends enjoyed, like listening to rock music. Then one night, as a teenager, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" playing on the radio in the family car, the future songwriter and author realized that listening to rock music couldn't be bad if it made him feel free and happy -- the same emotions created when he felt the presence of God. "God and I boogied to the Beatles," Fischer described for the nearly 200 people gathered Thursday morning at the 30th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast at Pickwick Gardens, fitting the story in with his overall message that God can touch a person's life at unexpected times.
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.
June 23, 2007
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY Author Margaret Ajemian Ahnert will be reading and signing copies of her book, "The Knock at the Door: A Journey Through the Darkness of the Armenian Genocide," at 2 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble of Glendale, 245 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Ahnert's memoir recalls how her mother survived the genocide as a teenager during World War I and eventually came to the United States.
January 14, 2004
Dink O'Neal Troubadour Theater Company has created another hilarious combination of Shakespeare and rock music with "Fleetwood Macbeth" at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank. In the same wacky vein of the company's critically acclaimed productions "Twelfth Dog Night" and "A Midsummer Saturday Night Fever's Dream," director Matt Walker and his Troubies have inserted some 1970s tunes from the group Fleetwood Mac into the bard's bloodiest of tragedies.
July 27, 2005
The Glendale Centre Theatre faithfully provides season after season of original children's theater, to complement its regular comedy/ musical fare meant for the over-21 crowd. In its latest offering, "The Sword in the Stone," adaptor/writer Craig Sabin isn't particularly tied down to any part of the old legend of Merlin the Magician and Young Wart (soon to be King Arthur), other than making sure that Wart gets that sword out of that big, heavy stone.
October 4, 2008
A comedy rock show that began as a fundraiser to pay for the producers’ wedding is celebrating its third year and is open to the public for the first time. The Comedy + Rock Spooktacular on Sunday will feature soloists and groups who sing comical songs that are a tad racy and irreverent, but very funny, said co-producer Erica Meadows, of Burbank. The first show was performed on the anniversary of when she and her husband, Raymond Meadows, met. It drew 150 people. The couple put on last year’s show as a thank you to their friends for helping them pay for their wedding, she said.