May 23, 2009
SOCIETY PLANS ANTIQUE WEDDING DRESS LUNCHEON Burbank Historical Society is having an Antique Wedding Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon featuring gowns from the museum’s collection at 11 a.m. June 20 at the Gordon R. Howard Museum. A highlight will be “Friends” character Phoebe Buffay’s purple wedding dress that will be displayed on a mannequin. It is on loan from Warner Bros. Studios. Committee members are Chairwoman Maggie Thomas , and historical society members Penny Rivera, Barbara Bartman, Sue Baldaseroni, Myriel Tyree, Lorraine White and Betty Penrod . Museum founder Mary Jane Strickland is mending and ironing the gowns that will be modeled by community volunteers.
May 20, 2009
Tango stars perform for ballet event Media City Ballet, in association with Woodbury University, will present tango stars Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo in ?Tango, Tonight!? from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 28 in the New Woody?s Café at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. Bon Appétit will cater the event with an Argentine- themed dinner, which will also feature a no host bar, silent auction, raffles and free parking. This event is a fundraiser for Media City Ballet.
April 25, 2009
High school students who have been pioneers this semester in a university-level art class will get a taste of the limelight when their work is unveiled today in a culminating exhibition at Woodbury University. Twelve students from John Burroughs and Burbank high schools have been learning how to prepare for acceptance to universities and art schools during the Portfolio Workshop taught by Doug Post, a Woodbury instructor. Three of the participants were 12th-graders Hannah Yonce, 18, and Angelica Magno, 17, and 11th-grader Andrew Chavez, 17, all Burroughs students.
April 22, 2009
Seminar on biofuels station at university Warren Wagner, principal architect of W3, in conjunction with a small group of students, will host a seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbury University highlighting work being done to analyze, research and design a biofuels station. The station includes zip car rentals, on-site micro production, cafe space and retail and fleet fueling pumps. The event promises to challenge how individuals view fueling conditions as well as propose tangible solutions to America?
April 11, 2009
LOCAL GRADUATE RECEIVES MUSIC ASSN. HONOR Burbank High School graduate Doris Au MacDonald (Class of 1973) of the songwriting duo “The Braeded Chord,” was handed her third Wammy at the recent 23rd Annual Wammies award ceremony hosted by the Washington Area Music Assn. in Virginia. The Wammies are a celebration of up-and-coming as well as nationally known musicians from the Greater Washington, D.C., area. The awards were held Feb. 15 at the historic State Theater in Falls Church, Va. WOODBURY STUDENT DESIGNS HEALTH LOGO Woodbury student Mindy Bortz will have at least one professional logo in her portfolio when she graduates this May. The Burbank HealthCare Foundation will be adopting a new logo designed by Bortz on all its marketing and presentation materials including their letterhead, brochure and website.
April 8, 2009
Thousands packed the Woodbury University quad Sunday for an Armenian cultural festival that featured song, dance and Middle Eastern food. Teen dance groups wore traditional costumes while performing a set of routines that left older visitors peering over the shoulders of onlookers who crowded around a dance floor to watch with pride. Visitors browsed vendor booths from local businesses, ate kebabs, ice cream and cotton candy, and mostly spent time chatting with family, friends and strangers while listening to Armenian hits echo through the outdoor area.
April 1, 2009
Celebrities packed the Woodbury University auditorium Sunday night to celebrate the end of the weeklong, inaugural Burbank International Film Festival and to award film makers, legendary actors and musicians. Glendale resident and Academy Award-nominated film composer John Debney got the ceremony’s first award of the night for Achievement in Music after he performed live on stage with his ensemble. “I hope to be making music for the next 20, 30, 40 years, if I am lucky,” he said.
March 28, 2009
TODAY Burbank International Film Festival continues with workshops, screenings and special events through Sunday at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. For more information, go to www.burbankfilmfestival.org. ? Medalists with a Mission Benefit will be from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Pickwick Ice Arena, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Four U.S. Figure Skating National Championship medalists representing the United States at the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships will skate an exhibition.
March 25, 2009
A group of film enthusiasts are sitting back and letting the reel unwind on the first Burbank International Film Festival running through Sunday at Woodbury University. “Everything is done and now we can enjoy it,” festival Executive Director Sharon Wissel said. The festival is the baby of Burbank resident Val Tonione, festival president and founder. He produced the San Fernando Valley International Film festival from 2003 to 2007 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, he said.