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May 28, 2013
The Starlight Bowl summer concert series will kick off on July 4 with a “spectacular” fireworks show, officials announced. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with jazz favorite High Street Band slated to take the stage. Throughout the rest of the summer, artists BOSTYX, Lights, Country Nation, Ozomatli and the Fab Four will perform. Tickets for the July 4 celebration start at $12 for lawn seating. For the rest of the season, tickets are $6 for children and seniors and $12 for adults.
NEWS
October 14, 2013
Residents with ideas on structural or programming improvements for the Starlight Bowl amphitheater can attend a community meeting next week to share their thoughts. The meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCambridge Recreation Center, located at 1515 North Glenoaks Blvd. “We're just really excited to delve in and learn more about what this community really would like to see up there,” said Gaby Flores, deputy director of park, recreation and community services.
NEWS
May 15, 2004
Jackson Bell This summer's Starlight Bowl concert season features a mix of crowd pleasers from years past with promising first-time performers, organizers said. The Fab Four, Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and The Answer -- bands that have had strong turnouts in the past -- are scheduled to return, said Garth Nelson, deputy director of Parks, Recreations and Commu- nity Services Department, which oversees the Starlight Bowl. Another mainstay, Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, will close the season Aug. 15. Also on the schedule this year for the first time are "An Evening with the Rat Pack," ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again and Herman's Hermits, featuring original singer Peter Noone.
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July 8, 2000
Paul Andersen, Weekend HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Glance over Poncho Sanchez's schedule for the next few months, it's guaranteed you will feel winded, if not full-fledged tired. He's long been called the hardest-working man in Latin jazz, and the proof is on his Website. Sanchez, who appears Sunday at the Starlight Bowl for what has become an annual visit, will criss-cross the nation and Japan in August as the summer jazz festival season heats up. So when he recently had a Saturday night cancellation, he did what anyone in his position would do -- he gladly gave his band the night off. "I can't remember the last time that I was actually home on a Saturday night," he says with a laugh.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 18, 2014
A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming. In a joint meeting with the City Council and the Park, Recreation and Community Services Board, a team representing Lehrer Architects Westlake Reed Leskosky Design laid out a multiphase plan that recommends a host of infrastructure improvements for the facility's restrooms, seating areas, parking lot, concessions, dressing rooms and lighting for both onstage and along walkways.
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By David Laurell | August 13, 2013
With John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Freddie Mercury of Queen and "the King of Pop" Michael Jackson all having left this world, the opportunity to see these icons perform live is now only available to inhabitants of rock 'n' roll heaven. But those who attended this year's Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series did get as close as is humanly possible to seeing those late greats of rock royalty. Thanks to a magical mimicry tour provided by outstanding impersonators, including the Fab Four as the Beatles and an incredible cast of Michael Jackson stylists who perform as Moonwalker, even those who never got to see these legends live were given a more-than-decent idea of what it was like to be in their presence.
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By David Laurell | July 24, 2013
A break in the mid-July heat saw a cool evening breeze blend with the hot collision of urban-Latino, hip-hop, salsa, dance-hall, cumbia, samba, funk, merengue and comparsa that has become the signature sound of Ozomatli at the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday. Presenting the third of the bowl's seven summer-concert series as "An Evening with Ozomatli," Sunday's show was coordinated by Gabby Flores , deputy director of the city's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, and recreation supervisor Vickie Cusumano . Among the throng who made their way into the Verdugo Hill's amphitheater toting picnic baskets and blankets were Burbank Councilman Jess Talamantes and his wife, Sandy , Police Commissioner Nat Rubinfeld and his wife, Alma , Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner Barry Gussow and his wife, Karen Volpei , Jennifer Wyatt , who serves as Burbank's information technology director, and former City Treasurer Donna Anderson . Having become as much a tradition as the music at Starlight Bowl concerts, the audience was also introduced to Sally Chasman , who serves as the operations director of the volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
COMMUNITY
August 7, 2013
As the sun set behind the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday, a legend stepped into the spotlight at the Verdugo Hills amphitheater. Engelbert Humperdinck, one of the few romantic crooners of the 1950s and '60s, who still regularly records and performs, was met with a thunderclap of applause from those who grew up with his music, as well as those who were born long after he was a regular fixture on the pop charts. With his smoldering good looks and romantic style, Humperdinck earned a worldwide audience of fans, predominantly female, who called him "The King of Romance" and dubbed themselves "Humperdinckers.
NEWS
August 7, 2002
Mariachi Sol de Mexico, led by Jose Hernandez, will show its versatility in classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes when the 14-piece group stops this Sunday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. Its premier achievements are being the first mariachi group to be nominated for a Latin Grammy and the first to perform in the communist countries of China and North Korea. The group has recorded with such stars as Willie Nelson, Lucha Villa and Linda Ronstadt.
NEWS
June 9, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend BURBANK -- One look at the lineup for this year's summer concert series at the Starlight Bowl and you'll realize that the old adage, "Something for everyone," just might not be one of the world's oldest cliches after all. From the big band of Horace Heidt Jr. to the Gershwin celebration featuring the Burbank Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, the Starlight Bowl will be the place to be...
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 18, 2014
A design firm on Tuesday presented an $18-million, 20-year plan to renovate the city's outdoor Starlight Bowl amphitheater, which representatives of the firm called "drastically underutilized" and "slightly tired" in terms of its physical condition and programming. In a joint meeting with the City Council and the Park, Recreation and Community Services Board, a team representing Lehrer Architects Westlake Reed Leskosky Design laid out a multiphase plan that recommends a host of infrastructure improvements for the facility's restrooms, seating areas, parking lot, concessions, dressing rooms and lighting for both onstage and along walkways.
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NEWS
October 14, 2013
Residents with ideas on structural or programming improvements for the Starlight Bowl amphitheater can attend a community meeting next week to share their thoughts. The meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCambridge Recreation Center, located at 1515 North Glenoaks Blvd. “We're just really excited to delve in and learn more about what this community really would like to see up there,” said Gaby Flores, deputy director of park, recreation and community services.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com and By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 11, 2013
Friends remembered Sebastian Forero as a "class clown" who loved playing Hacky Sack and skateboarding, and wasn't afraid to speak his mind. The 20-year-old Burbank resident was killed two weeks ago in a blazing car wreck that claimed the lives of five young people and left one injured. Loved ones gathered in North Hollywood on Friday to mourn his passing. "He always made you laugh - this is the only time I've had to cry because of Sebastian," said Kevin Koshiro, who graduated from John Burroughs High School with Forero two years ago. A student at Pasadena City College, Forero also worked for his family's business, Koshiro said.
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By Bryan Mahoney | August 14, 2013
With Mother Nature dimming the house lights, we settled in for our evening's entertainment juggling the plates and glasses of our laptop picnic. Typically, we don't do the Fourth of July in any grander style than a few burgers and a passing remembrance of U.S. history. This was different - Josh Groban was playing the Hollywood Bowl and my wife and I had neither seen him perform nor visited the Bowl. Well, experienced is more like it. This was a typically beautiful summer twilight punctured with a couple stars (above and on stage)
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By David Laurell | August 13, 2013
With John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Freddie Mercury of Queen and "the King of Pop" Michael Jackson all having left this world, the opportunity to see these icons perform live is now only available to inhabitants of rock 'n' roll heaven. But those who attended this year's Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series did get as close as is humanly possible to seeing those late greats of rock royalty. Thanks to a magical mimicry tour provided by outstanding impersonators, including the Fab Four as the Beatles and an incredible cast of Michael Jackson stylists who perform as Moonwalker, even those who never got to see these legends live were given a more-than-decent idea of what it was like to be in their presence.
COMMUNITY
August 7, 2013
As the sun set behind the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday, a legend stepped into the spotlight at the Verdugo Hills amphitheater. Engelbert Humperdinck, one of the few romantic crooners of the 1950s and '60s, who still regularly records and performs, was met with a thunderclap of applause from those who grew up with his music, as well as those who were born long after he was a regular fixture on the pop charts. With his smoldering good looks and romantic style, Humperdinck earned a worldwide audience of fans, predominantly female, who called him "The King of Romance" and dubbed themselves "Humperdinckers.
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By David Laurell | July 24, 2013
A break in the mid-July heat saw a cool evening breeze blend with the hot collision of urban-Latino, hip-hop, salsa, dance-hall, cumbia, samba, funk, merengue and comparsa that has become the signature sound of Ozomatli at the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday. Presenting the third of the bowl's seven summer-concert series as "An Evening with Ozomatli," Sunday's show was coordinated by Gabby Flores , deputy director of the city's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, and recreation supervisor Vickie Cusumano . Among the throng who made their way into the Verdugo Hill's amphitheater toting picnic baskets and blankets were Burbank Councilman Jess Talamantes and his wife, Sandy , Police Commissioner Nat Rubinfeld and his wife, Alma , Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commissioner Barry Gussow and his wife, Karen Volpei , Jennifer Wyatt , who serves as Burbank's information technology director, and former City Treasurer Donna Anderson . Having become as much a tradition as the music at Starlight Bowl concerts, the audience was also introduced to Sally Chasman , who serves as the operations director of the volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter.
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By Steve Appleford, steve.appleford@latimes.com | July 19, 2013
This post has been corrected. See details below. The quick, sharp blasts of a pocket trumpet can be heard out in the courtyard. Inside a small Echo Park home recording studio, Asdrubal Sierra is adding his horn parts to a new song by Ozomatli. It's a warm, danceable track destined to be offered for use at the next World Cup soccer tournament, and a fitting sound for a vibrantly multicultural event. Just outside sit two of Sierra's bandmates, singer-guitarist Raul Pacheco and percussionist-singer Jiro Yamaguchi, relaxing in the shade to talk about a new season of activity for the distinctive Los Angeles band.
COMMUNITY
May 28, 2013
The Starlight Bowl summer concert series will kick off on July 4 with a “spectacular” fireworks show, officials announced. The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with jazz favorite High Street Band slated to take the stage. Throughout the rest of the summer, artists BOSTYX, Lights, Country Nation, Ozomatli and the Fab Four will perform. Tickets for the July 4 celebration start at $12 for lawn seating. For the rest of the season, tickets are $6 for children and seniors and $12 for adults.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
Kudos to Burbank Park and Recreation for another spectacular Starlight Bowl season. For 15 years we've enjoyed this summer tradition and this year we bought season box tickets. We were delighted to share the concerts with guests from both inside Burbank and neighboring communities. They marveled at the venue, the music, and the friendliness of staff and patrons. Our only regret is that the season is so short. One side note: Burbank Water and Power was a sponsor. I'm assuming the $5,000 sponsorship, which came with a four-person box seat for the season, was not a “personal” purchase but was paid for with the dollars we in Burbank spend on water and power.
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