August 22, 2009
Mike “Majik” Boyd will be jogging down memory lane when he brings his show of 1950s, ’60s and ’70s music to Burbank’s new Hampton Inn three nights a week in September. Boyd, who once was a second-round draft choice by the Dodgers, is a longtime baseball coach to Burbank youngsters. But, when he’s not on the field, he’s onstage in Las Vegas or Laughlin singing songs made famous by R&B artist Sam Cooke and others, as well as his original tunes, he said.
September 8, 2009
Despite the low attendance on the second night of “A Trip Down Memory Lane — A Tribute to Sam Cooke,” it was clear that those who were at Burbank’s Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday night were longtime fans of Motown, Sam Cooke or the special guest of the night, Bonnie Pointer, founding member of the popular sibling group, the Pointer Sisters. Organized by singer-songwriter Mike “Majik” Boyd, whose big personality reflected in his bright red shirt and shoes, the night featured classic Cooke hits such as “Cupid,” “Wonderful World” and “The Twist,” popularized by Chubby Checker in the 1960s — all sung by Boyd himself.
September 2, 2009
TODAY Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will offer a bone health lecture by Boyd Flinders, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. For more information, call (888) 432-5464. ? THURSDAY The Burbank-Valley Garden Club will host a discussion led by Maryanne Wales on ?Plumerias of the World? at 10 a.m in the Assembly Building of Verdugo Park, 700 N. California St., Burbank.
February 12, 2000
Sarah Steinberg, Weekend GLENDALE -- "Forever Plaid" at Glendale Centre Theatre is utterly captivating and keeps the feet tapping to a terrific musical score, including classic standards such as Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang." The songs showcase the phenomenal vocal talents of the actors who make up the Plaids, a musical quartet formed in the late 1950s that takes us on a journey circa 1964. The group, which met in the high school audio/visual club, has died after its car is broadsided by a school bus on the way to pick up plaid tuxedoes.
July 6, 2009
BURBANK — Mike Boyd felt helpless when he watched news reports of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I would look at the news every day and see kid, after kid, after kid dying,” Boyd said. “I felt so much for our U.S. troops who were dying.” Instead of wondering what he could do to help the troops, Boyd went into to action. He founded a series of “American Soldier Thank You” concerts to help raise funds for military personnel. “It was something I needed to do for them, knowing all the things they have done for us,” said Boyd, the founder of Burbank-based Singboy Productions.