October 15, 2003
James Petrillo The course of true love never runs smoothly. That fact is made abundantly clear throughout the energetic season opener for the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department, William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This comedy of magic and mischief is consistently charming despite its flaws. Shakespeare's story focuses on two pairs of lovers who steal away into the forest to escape an arranged marriage. Hermia (Elizabeth Walker)
July 30, 2003
Irish singers return for fund-raiser LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Cherish The Ladies, a leader in performing traditional Irish music, will return in a benefit non-subscription concert at Descanso Gardens Saturday with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnickers and the concert begins at 7:30. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Tickets are from $25 to $80. For reservations, call (626) 792-7677 or check out the Web site at www.pasadenapops.
April 15, 2011
Ralph Joseph Rahtz Ralph Joseph Rahtz, 87, of Glendale CA passed away on April 11, 2011. Ralph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marjorie Lee and his children Chris and Linda Raitz of San Clemente, Joan and Jerry Gough of Miramar Breach, FL., Frank Rahtz and Anne Fleming of La Crescenta, Tim and Melinda Rahtz of La Crescenta, Beth and Bruce Kelly of Pensacola, FL. and Doris and Mike Gilchrist of Ventura CA. Ralph was preceded by...
December 8, 2010
History knows Shakespeare's love sonnets, but the source of inspiration remains a mystery. One original play will uncover Shakespeare's true love. Milestone Theatre Company in association with Arroyo Repertory Theatre will present the original "Master Mistress Muse" about the love-hate battle between a young lord and mysterious Dark Lady in their attempts to win over the audience and determine Shakespeare's true love. The show will run from Friday through Dec. 19. A selection of 154 Shakespeare sonnets are peppered throughout the play to tell the story through text, sung by a modern Greek chorus, and interpreted through movement, said Mike Alva, executive director of Milestone Theatre Company and Pasadena resident.
November 8, 2006
"A Touch of the Poet," at Glendale's A Noise Within Theatre, pays homage to playwright Eugene O'Neill by presenting a straight-ahead, nonexperimental interpretation of the writer's work. This particular production excels, thanks to the sometimes fierce, sometimes tender acting of some actors, and it falters due to the over-wrought melodrama of others. Deborah Strang is wonderful, playing Nora, doting wife of tavern-owner and former military hero Cornelius Melody (Geoff Elliott)
July 17, 2010
Don't remove love for Michael Jackson I am writing regarding the July 14 article "Michael Jackson's resting place defaced." I disagree with removing the fans' messages that are written on outside walls of Michael Jackson's mausoleum. I am surprised that Forest Lawn officials consider it vandalism. How can they consider these messages defacement, when fans try to give Michael Jackson their true love, and express themselves to him in a way that they could never get the chance to when Michael was still alive?
March 24, 2011
Gordon Lewis Roberts II, 85, passed away peacefully just after receiving holy communion, on Wednesday March 2, 2011. Gordon was born in Poultney, VT in September 1925, the youngest child of five to Catherine and Gordon L. Roberts. Gordon proudly served in the Navy during World War II, as a Gunners Mate. After the war, he Graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington. Gordon married Elenore Hunziker on January 31, 1948...
October 8, 2005
John Fortson has been a fixture behind the bar at Milano's Cucina Italiana on Brand Boulevard since it opened in 1992, but tending bar is only half his story. Acting is where his true heart lies and Milano's patrons who have come to know him well, both for his ability to shake a great martini and from his television and film roles including "My Big Fat Independent Movie," "7th Heaven" and "ER," have banded together to support his new venture. His new solo-performance play, "Loveswell," in which he stars, will take you on a journey of a man getting in touch with his emotions.