May 22, 2000
Cowgirls and gunslingers rode into Los Angeles Saturday for the Autry Museum's bersion of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. A military brass band signaled the opening of the festivities. They were followed by the Devlin Zouaves, a group of French soldiers who showed off their marching moves. The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls roped and rode their way all over the ring and Kowboy Kay played rope tricks while standing on the back of his horse. Traditional Native American dances were performed and Peter Sherayko, dressed as Buffalo Bill himself, gave a mounted aerial shooting demonstration.
October 11, 2009
Thousands streamed onto Brand Boulevard on Sunday for the city’s eighth annual Unity Fest, a celebration of the community’s diversity that featured cultural song, dance, crafts and cuisine. Korean teens gave a hip-hop exhibition, and Armenian dancers wearing traditional costumes twirled and hopped across a performance stage at the intersection of Brand and Lexington Street. Asian, Hispanic, European and other traditions were also represented in the event that offered visitors a chance to experience a showcase of the community’s cultures, organizers said.
October 8, 2001
Gretchen Hoffman MONTROSE -- About 20,000 people milled about the little Bavaria of Montrose at Saturday's annual Oktoberfest celebration. The smells of bratwurst wafted out of a Hofbrau dining area, and shoppers snapped up authentic German wares as they listened to the sounds of a 25-piece German brass band. Dirndl- and lederhosen-clad men, women and children wandered around the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, while others sampled the beers, whether German, domestic or nonalcoholic.
October 5, 2007
Montrose Oktoberfest Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue. Games/Rides start at noon; Official opening at 1 p.m.; Beer/wine sales start at 2 p.m. Bingo from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Montrose Travel Parking lot. Dinner Area B at Wickham opens at 2 p.m. Dinner Area A at Washington Mutual opens at 4 p.m. Contests : Forms available at Information Booth at PDC Lot 2340 Honolulu Ave. ...
September 14, 2005
Taste of Newport can be for more than the stomach. Eyes and ears can have fun too. Three live musical acts are scheduled to perform each day of the three-day celebration of local cuisine. The announced headliners are singer Macy Gray on Friday, the 1980s throwback B-52s on Saturday, and rock act Hootie and the Blowfish on Sunday. Opening acts include surf music, R&B and cover bands. "We try to find bands that have a wide appeal, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Vice President Jeff Parker said.
October 7, 2002
Gary Moskowitz Lesley Roberts figured she'd show up to this year's Oktoberfest in style, with a little help from her dog, Charlie. Roberts, a Montrose resident, heard they were having a wiener-dog contest at the 25th annual Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest, so she dressed Charlie up like a hot dog, complete with a full-size bun and fake mustard along the dog's back. "We never made it past the second cut," Roberts said. "There were cuter dogs, but I thought he was a shoe-in.
July 3, 2006
Casey Grimm had never been inside a bubble . But Saturday, he got the chance. "It was cool, because you're in between all these colors," the 7-year-old said after being picked as one of several volunteers in the Fun and Discovery with Bubbles show at the Burbank Town Center on Saturday afternoon. The 30-minute show was just one in many planned activities at the Burbank Town Center throughout weekends in July as part of Summer Fest. "We try to focus on culture, kids and family," Marketing Coordinator Sally Truong said.
October 6, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Whether he's in Berlin or Montrose, Horst Enke is always ready for the month of October. Enke, a chef who was born and raised in Berlin, spent Saturday serving up bratwurst, potatoes and sauerkraut during the 26th annual Montrose Oktoberfest. The event, hosted by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce, took place from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday along the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose. About 15,000 people attended the festival, event officials said Saturday.
December 4, 2002
Barbershop singers give holiday concert HOLLYWOOD HILLS -- The Crescenta Valley Highlander Chorus will present its 11th annual holiday concert titled "The Secret of Christmas" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Liberty of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Other groups joining them are the Sentimental Harmony and 60-Something, the Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus directed by Sharon Schlarb, Alchemy Handbell Ensemble directed by Baude Moore, The Sunshine Chorus of Walter Reed Middle School, directed by Janice Kuepperf and The Salvation Army Brass Band.
October 10, 2008
Rain, rain just wouldn’t go away, but you can’t rain on our parade. We still had a great time at Oktoberfest on Saturday. People came out in droves with their umbrellas in hand. Oktoberfest is one of Montrose’s most anticipated events and it showed. The traditional aroma of bratwurst cooking was in the air and it smelled delicious. We started off with the coloring contest and the winner was George Kamar, 5 years old and possibly a future artist. We then moved to our Best Dressed Dog contest where Lily, a miniature dachshund only 10 months old and owned by Stephanie Drucker, “wagged” away with the grand prize.