October 9, 2010
Dance is all about fun for choreographer Sophie Olson. And that's why she named her dance company Sophie Olson Dance Explosion. "I always get very excited about stuff," says the bubbly 32-year-old. "I wanted a fun name and that's what it is. Dance doesn't have to be serious all the time. So the name of the company defines who I am as a choreographer. I don't take myself too seriously. " When she's not teaching at Garri Dance Studio in Burbank, Olson is a choreographer for music videos.
May 25, 2012
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business - Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Gram Parsons, Lucinda Williams, even Annette Funicello. Heck, Buck Owens alone cut more than 25 of them during his legendary mid-1960's peak. And Simpson even made the country chart Top Five with his slightly cracked 1971 hit, “Hello, I'm a Truck.” Simpson, who will appear at Burbank's Viva Cantina on Saturday, has been taking it fairly easy for the last several years, working a few local dance jobs around Bakersfield and enjoying life with his longtime spouse, Joyce.
July 4, 2009
Summer is here, and most local high school athletes are finally getting some time to relax after an eventful 2008-09 school year. The year saw its share of remarkable achievements; successful teams and outstanding individuals who helped make the campaign memorable. But along with the successes were disappointing moments and unique happenings that deserve recognition. As is the yearly tradition, these deserving athletes, coaches and events from the four high schools ? Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs ?
September 3, 2005
With long black lashes fluttering shyly against ivory powdered skin and ruby red lips, Bernadette C. Peters is getting ready to tap her way right into your heart. That's Burbank's very own 22-year-old Bernadette C. Peters who will be taking on her first leading role as Ruby in "Dames At Sea" at the Glendale Center Theatre until Oct. 8. The show is being produced by third generation Theatre owner Tim Dietlein and his wife, Brenda, with musical direction falling under the supervision of Steven Applegate.
November 21, 2007
BURBANK — It was a record- breaking year last season for two of the local high school girls’ soccer programs. Burbank High had a successful campaign, making the CIF Southern Section playoffs for the first time in program history. Bellarmine-Jefferson also did well, winning a share of its first Santa Cruz League championship and advancing to the postseason for the first time. With their share of talented players, Burroughs and Providence are looking to improve, and hopefully enjoy their own postseason berths this year.
July 13, 2011
With the new school year less than two months away and the summer-league season coming to a close, it's a good time to look back on the past school year. With the 2010-11 campaign came remarkable achievements, successful teams and outstanding athletes who made the year memorable. As is the yearly tradition, these deserving individuals and accomplishments from the four local high schools — Burbank, Burroughs Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson — should be recognized. In fact, many deserve awards for their feats.
December 30, 2000
Jeff Tully BURBANK -- Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and tragic sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us. Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others. Chosen by the Leader Sports staff, here is a list of the top 10 sports stories of the year 2000: 1. Burbank boys' cross-country team makes history: The Bulldogs weren't even the best team in the Foothill League, however, they ended up being one of the top finishers in the state.
June 18, 2003
Summer is here, and most local high school athletes are finally getting some time to relax after an eventful 2002-03 school year. The year saw its share of remarkable achievements, successful teams and outstanding individuals who helped make the campaign memorable. But along with the successes were disappointing moments and unique happenings that deserve recognition. As is the yearly tradition, these deserving athletes, coaches and events from the four high schools -- Burbank, Burroughs, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson -- should be given special treatment.
July 11, 2001
BEST BET The Burbank Little League 9- to 10-year-old all stars will compete today in the District 16 All Stars competition. It is the first year Burbank has sent an all-star group in this age bracket. The boys will play against seven other teams in a double-elimination tournament at 5 p.m. at Montrose Community Park, 3529 Clifton Place, Glendale. TODAY Boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades can sign up for the Verdugo Recreation Center's Summer Basketball Camp, which runs from Aug. 6 to 10. Camp will be limited to 60 participants.