‘The Room’: A film that is awfully good

‘The Room’: A film that is awfully good

By Michael YEGHIAYAN There are not many men in this world like Tommy Wiseau. His attire ranges from ill-fitting tuxedos to cut-off shirts with adjustable length khakis and too many belts. His life and his past are shrouded in mystery. And above all, he is the creator of one of the most anomalous films to […]

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog

By Charly SHELTON Arguably the most anticipated animated movie of the decade, Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” opens in L.A. on Friday, Nov. 25. The classic tale of a princess who discovers the inner beauty of a talking frog that turns into a handsome prince when kissed is a little out of date. This […]

Local actor takes the stage in ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Ahmanson

Local actor takes the stage in ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Ahmanson

By Hyung Seok LEE CV Weekly intern Disney’s new star in the “Mary Poppins” Broadway tour is La Crescenta’s own Carter Thomas. Portraying the character of son Michael Banks, Thomas will be alternating his performance with Bryce Baldwin. Thomas is devoted to his acting work and is considering acting as a possible career. However, being […]

Calendar This

Little Landers Historical Society invites the community to a holiday party at the old clubhouse at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 – the only community event around an old fashion Christmas tree. A holiday raffle will be held after singer Franny McCartney entertains with music for the season. The raffle will be followed by […]

Horoscope

Horoscope

ARIES March 21 – April 19 Your charity to others is misplaced this week, Aries. You usually give people second chances to prove themselves, and you are quick to forgive and forget. Thursday, you’ll find that you are being too kind to an acquaintance who does not have your best interests at heart, as Venus […]

Then & Now | Rosemont Middle School

Then & Now | Rosemont Middle School

THEN »Rosemont Junior High School was built at 4725 Rosemont in 1961, along with an identical twin facility on New York Avenue to be named Clark Junior High. Note the newly planted pine tree to the right in the photo. NOW »Look how big that tree has gotten in almost 50 years! Rosemont Middle School […]

For ‘Pirate Radio’ the music is the message

For ‘Pirate Radio’ the music is the message

For Richard Curtis, British writer and director of the romantic swoon fests “Love, Actually” and “Notting Hill,” “Pirate Radio” marks a return to his roots as comedy writer of such slapstick films as “Bean” and the television series Blackadder. In his new movie, Curtis targets the 1960s glory days of rock’n’roll and the British government’s ban […]

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: the Musical

By Charly Shelton, with poetry from Dr. Seuss All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot. But the Grinch who lived just north of Whoville did not. The classic tale of a Grinch most unpleasant Has now become a musical holiday present. Starring John Larroquette as “Old Max” the dog, The story begins […]

Week in Review Nov. 12 2009

Week in Review Nov. 12 2009

The Week in Review podcast is now available for download and web viewing.  Stories include the bear found in La Crescenta, the “Taste in the Foothills” event, the Jennifer Keith Quartet, and Veteran’s Day memorials. To view and download in iTunes, click here. To view on the web without downloading, click here.  Because this podcast […]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Charly SHELTON Ebenezer Scrooge has recently had a make-over. He started in the imagination of one man, Charles Dickens, then moved onto paper in the short novel, “A Christmas Carol.” Then into various films and cartoons, at least one of which was made by Walt Disney Studios. And now he has made the leap […]