March 25, 2009
Tina Solomon remembers moving from Nashville to California a few days before Elvis Presley died in 1977. “I remember things by association,” Solomon said. “It’s easier to remember things like that.” Though Solomon never met Presley, she met a number of other celebrities, since her ex-husband worked for various record companies. Among the most famous are Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. In the late ’70s, Solomon started teaching ballroom dancing classes at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Glendale.
August 26, 2009
It?s a mystery. The Troubadour Theatre Company players should be mega-stars. They should have their own TV show. I shouldn?t even be able to get tickets to see them ? they?re that good. Luckily, you can see them in beautiful downtown Burbank. Not only are they funny down to their DNA, but they?re good singers, dancers, writers and storytellers. And they are brave provocateurs, messing with members of the audience without having any idea where a prank will lead. (Note to self: Do NOT fall asleep in the audience.
August 13, 2005
Katherine Tolford Accompanied by a display of twirling green neon lights, blasts of dry ice and a three-piece band, Alexander Longrifle channels the voice of Elvis Presley when he takes the stage every weekend at the Burbank Holiday Inn. After nearly 20 years, Longrifle, a Vegas entertainer, recently returned to the hotel to perform his lounge act. On a recent Saturday night, dressed in a black-sequined shirt and...
March 7, 2003
The five members of the String Family Players performed Thursday during two student assemblies at Lincoln Elementary School. The Music Center of Los Angeles sponsors the program. Armen Anassian, Lynn and Maurice Grants, Nancy Roth and David Young played violins, viola, cello and double bass for students. The musicians performed Hungarian Gypsy songs, the blues, songs by Elvis Presley, "The Simpsons" theme song and compositions by George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Aaron Copland.
July 14, 2001
Amber Willard DOWNTOWN -- A week from today, more than 35,000 people are expected to descend upon the city -- specifically, Brand Boulevard. The crowd will be coming for Cruise Night, which includes hundreds of classic cars and hot rods as well as performances by bands known for such songs as "Wipe Out" and "Tequila." For Mike Marino, chairman of the car show committee, the hard work is already done. "Every year, we preregister 400 cars. We're already filled," Marino said Friday morning.
August 29, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? ONSTAGE Glendale Centre Theatre presents the final performance of the stage adaptation of ?Footloose,? at 3 and 8 p.m. today at the theater, 324 N. Orange St, Glendale. Ticket prices are $23 at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and $26 at 8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (818)
July 3, 2004
Jackie Conley Farrah Ali could not contain her excitement as she stood behind Sevak Suhahian waiting for her turn to sing karaoke. As Suhahian sang his rendition of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love," Ali ran out into the crowd and gave a caretaker a high-five. "Yeah, this is fun," she shouted. Ali, along with several local children and adults with disabilities, came out to dance and celebrate at the Easter Seals' Fourth of July picnic Friday at Griffith Park, 1551 Flower St., Glendale.
June 28, 2002
Sixth-grade students at R.D. White Elementary School celebrated their promotion out of elementary school at an end-of-the- year dance Thursday. Teacher Stan Lee spent the year teaching students how to do dances like the jitterbug, the foxtrot, the cha cha and the twist. Sixth-graders then got the chance to strut their stuff as Lee played CDs and 45-inch records of Elvis Presley, Ben E. King and Percy Sledge, and famous songs like "In the Mood" and "Wake Up, Little Susie."
July 18, 2002
The Alex Film Society will show a restoration print of "Bye Bye Birdie" at 2 and 8 p.m. July 27 at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Prior to the main attraction, patrons will be treated to rare behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of George Sidney's CinemaScope adaptation of the Broadway musical hit. The evening screening also features a special tribute to Hollywood's unsung heroes, the Gypsy Dancers, who...
July 17, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- The prospect of owning a car rumored to have been made for Elvis Presley didn't appeal to Jack Miller -- he just liked the Cadillac El Dorado Mirage because it was "different." The light yellow car looks like it's trying to be a truck, with its 6-foot bed and tailgate. But under the bed is a trunk, like a car. "He just had to have it," said Miller's wife of 52 years, Marilyn. The 1976 model will be one of more than 400 classic cars taking part in the city's Cruise Night, set to start at 6 p.m. Saturday.