Halloween Cometh

Halloween Cometh

By Charly SHELTON
his weekend the annual Halloween haunts begin at the local theme parks. A much-awaited time for horror fans across LA, there is something for everyone – from the little kiddies to the steel-nerved spook fans.
For families, Disneyland is transitioning most of its Halloweentime celebration over to Disney California Adventure to get some kinks […]

Ovation Series at LCPC

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
On a rainy morning in January 1941, four musicians readied their ragged instruments before an outdoor audience of 400. As they prepared to sound the first notes of the piece they were about to perform, they could hardly know at the time that this premiere would be a historic one in the annals […]

Gregory to Play Solo

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
For some of us, our life’s purpose is revealed to us only after much struggle and passing of years. For the more fortunate among us, however, our vocation is something that becomes apparent at an early age with crystalline clarity. In the latter camp can be included Annelle K. Gregory, a young local […]

Scene in LA – September

 
By
 
Steve ZALL and Sid FISH
 
September 2017
 
Here are the new shows burning up our theatres this month:
 
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“Pterodactyls” A classic dysfunctional family is the vehicle for a descent into chaos, and this viciously hilarious yet touching story addresses the classic question: “Why are we here?” It suggests that our extinction is beginning not with an […]

‘The Best Of Khachaturian’ Coming to Alex

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT), Natasha Middleton, artistic director, will present “The Best Of Khachaturian,” an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. The performance includes the famous “Saber Dance” and “Lezginka” from “Gayane.” A new work will also be presented entitled “Remember,” set to selections from the “Cello […]

Special Event for Historic Birthday

Special Event for Historic Birthday

By Nestor CASTIGLIONE
Glendale will be celebrating the birthday of a very special member of the community this weekend, which has aged so gracefully that one would never guess it’s only a few years shy of the century mark.
The Alex Theatre, the crown jewel of Glendale’s cultural life, will be holding a bash for its 92nd […]

FASTPASS or Maxpass

By Charly SHELTON
With Labor Day coming up and swarms of guests heading to local theme parks, there’s something CV Weekly readers should be aware of at Disneyland – a new feature that changes the game.
Disney’s FASTPASS service has been a mainstay of the Disneyland Resort since 1999 and, despite a bit of confusion from first-time […]

New Season, New Faces for Glendale Youth Orchestra

By Néstor CASTIGLIONE
Classical music often conjures up visions of dour looking old men and seemingly complex behavioral protocols for concerts. In short, people regard it as the past, not the active present or future. But, as Brad Keimach is willing to tell you, classical music isn’t just thriving today – it’s also growing the next […]

Bourbon Steak Debuts Fall Menu for Lounge

Bourbon Steak Debuts Fall Menu for Lounge

By Charly SHELTON
Bourbon Steak has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened in March 2014. It is the favored restaurant for an elegant dinner, a special occasion celebration or even a quick bite during happy hour. And while a dinner here may be felt sorely in the pocket book, the lounge’s happy hour […]

FIDM Presents the 69TH Emmy Award Nominees for Costume Design

FIDM Presents the 69TH Emmy Award Nominees for Costume Design

By Susan JAMES
The 11th annual presentation of the Art of Television Costume Design is on display now at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (free to the public). Open through Oct. 7, the exhibition showcases over 100 costumes from 25 television shows, including the nine nominees from three costume categories: contemporary, period […]

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