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By L. Thompson | September 15, 2012
Burbank-based Trekkers mostly missed out on a great afternoon event this past Sunday, as Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene, screened his documentary “Trek Nation” at the Burbank Film Festival to a sparsely populated Fletcher Auditorium in Woodbury University's Business School. Still, the crowd of approximately 20 clapped loudly enough to make Roddenberry - along his with special-guests, “Star Trek: Voyager” costars Tim Russ and Robert Picardo - feel welcome.
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By DAVID LAURELL | April 29, 2009
From the steed wranglers, Stetson-adorned ranchers and cowpokes of the western frontier, to explorers of the final frontier of deep space, actor William Shatner William Shatner welcomed an eclectic array of guests to Burbank on Saturday as he staged his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Best known for his role as television’s Captain Kirk, the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise in “Star Trek,” Shatner established this event 19 years ago to raise funds to benefit special-needs children.
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By Michael Arvizu | October 10, 2009
Glendale Community College on Thursday hosted a lecture on the anthropology of ?Star Wars? and ?Star Trek.? Can you see my grin? Daryl Frazetti, an anthropology and biology professor at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., gave the talk. According to campus e-mails, the talk focused on the politics, religion, identity, technology, the cultural role of the individual and the anthropological concept of ?race? that is inherent in both franchises. Of course, I can speak about ?
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By Bryan Mahoney and By Bryan Mahoney | October 30, 2013
The influences in young Andrew Duvall's life carried many names, each more powerful than the last. Uhura. Sulu. McCoy. Spock. Kirk. Great-grandmother. Starting at about age 6, Duvall would visit his great-grandmother in a town just outside Toronto, where the two would take in the latest rerun of "Star Trek. " He didn't know it then, but the show would spark a lifelong love of sci-fi that would eventually lead him to Burbank and national TV. First, he had to get through school, a slog made more arduous by a compelling lack of interest in school subjects.
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April 12, 2008
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. Creation Entertainment will host its 16th annual Grand Slam XVI: The Sci-Fi Summit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. There will celebrities from ?Star Trek,? ?Heroes,? ?Smallville? and more. Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock from Classic ?
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
Cavalia's latest traveling equestrian show, Odysseo, is galloping through Burbank again, bringing nearly 70 horses and 45 acrobats in front of audiences starting Wednesday. “It's the most magical and enthralling show,” said William Shatner, of “Star Trek” fame, during a media preview of the event Tuesday. PHOTOS: Cavalia returns to Burbank with 'Odysseo' Under a 10-story tent larger than a football field, the $30-million production will take viewers through “some of the world's most beautiful locations,” including the African savanna and desert and the American Southwest, a spokesman said.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | June 10, 2009
A few weeks ago, I wrote in this space: ?The key to avoiding the frightening-sounding problem known as the ?dangling participle? is to not be frightened.? Soon after, I got this e-mail from a reader named Barbara: ?June, as a former English teacher, I noticed your split infinitive in your first paragraph. I?m sure it was just a simple error, but it is one that irritates me. I hope you don?t mind.? Barbara was referring to the phrase ?to not be,? which places ?not? right between the ?
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 20, 2008
Composer Dennis McCarthy created the songs for a new musical and found the process to be as fun as the material. Playwright John Strand is using the Burbank native’s music in his show “An Italian Straw Hat: A Vaudeville,” a remake of Eugene Labiche’s mid-19th-century farce “An Italian Straw Hat.” It’s in its world-premiere run through Oct. 5 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. It is South Coast Repertory’s first commissioned musical and incorporates not only vaudeville, but ragtime, light opera and barbershop quartet, all genres that are familiar to McCarthy.
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February 9, 2002
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Les Abramson loved the game of backgammon. He'd wake up early before work and play the game online against players all over the world. He even taught most of his students how to play. Abramson, 52 and a former math teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School and John Burroughs High School, died Sunday of lung cancer. About 300 people attended a memorial service for him Wednesday in Simi Valley. Mike Krose, an algebra and geometry teacher at Burroughs High, often met with Abramson during lunch for quick games when the two taught at Luther Burbank Middle School.
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June 6, 2009
TODAY Burbank Certified Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. rain or shine every week at Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Providence St. Joseph Foundation. Electronic Benefit Transfer Golden State Advantage Cards are accepted. For more information, call (818) 845-6851. ? ?Feeling Fine After 55,? a weight-loss nutrition class designed specifically for older adults will be from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.
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By Bryan Mahoney and By Bryan Mahoney | October 30, 2013
The influences in young Andrew Duvall's life carried many names, each more powerful than the last. Uhura. Sulu. McCoy. Spock. Kirk. Great-grandmother. Starting at about age 6, Duvall would visit his great-grandmother in a town just outside Toronto, where the two would take in the latest rerun of "Star Trek. " He didn't know it then, but the show would spark a lifelong love of sci-fi that would eventually lead him to Burbank and national TV. First, he had to get through school, a slog made more arduous by a compelling lack of interest in school subjects.
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By L. Thompson | September 15, 2012
Burbank-based Trekkers mostly missed out on a great afternoon event this past Sunday, as Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene, screened his documentary “Trek Nation” at the Burbank Film Festival to a sparsely populated Fletcher Auditorium in Woodbury University's Business School. Still, the crowd of approximately 20 clapped loudly enough to make Roddenberry - along his with special-guests, “Star Trek: Voyager” costars Tim Russ and Robert Picardo - feel welcome.
FEATURES
By Michael Arvizu | October 10, 2009
Glendale Community College on Thursday hosted a lecture on the anthropology of ?Star Wars? and ?Star Trek.? Can you see my grin? Daryl Frazetti, an anthropology and biology professor at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., gave the talk. According to campus e-mails, the talk focused on the politics, religion, identity, technology, the cultural role of the individual and the anthropological concept of ?race? that is inherent in both franchises. Of course, I can speak about ?
NEWS
By DAVID LAURELL | April 29, 2009
From the steed wranglers, Stetson-adorned ranchers and cowpokes of the western frontier, to explorers of the final frontier of deep space, actor William Shatner William Shatner welcomed an eclectic array of guests to Burbank on Saturday as he staged his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Best known for his role as television’s Captain Kirk, the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise in “Star Trek,” Shatner established this event 19 years ago to raise funds to benefit special-needs children.
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