Archive for February, 2009

Society of Singers

Society of Singers

Music icon, legendary trumpet player and bandleader Herb Alpert and his wife, internationally renowned singer Lani Hall, have been named the recipients of the 18th ELLA Award by the Society of Singers. The announcement was made by Jerry F. Sharell, president and CEO of SOS, a non-profit organization that benefits the health and welfare of […]

“La Ronde”

“La Ronde”

Written in 1900 by Austrian Arthur Schnitzler, La Ronde was released as a movie in Paris in 1950, but censored as “immoral” and banned from being shown in the United States for four years. Ronde is French for round dance, and La Ronde presents a round of romantic episodes played out in ten scenes where […]

Susan Laurenzi Songs Rich in the Soul”

Susan Laurenzi Songs Rich in the Soul”

Full of heart, rich in rhythm, Susan Laurenzi’s songs defy generalization but span folk, rock, and jazzy beats. They get their groove on with syncopated beats, catchy rhythms and energetic stylings. “Rich in the Soul,” her new CD, is that and more. Laurenzi projects raw emotion and tough passion in her singing. Intense yet vulnerable […]

Overlooked, Hodges Belongs In Hall

Overlooked, Hodges Belongs In Hall

Gil Hodges played first base with cool aplomb for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and was a cornerstone for teams that captured six National League pennants beginning in 1947 and running through 1956. A man of few words, but mighty with a bat, Hodges – who passed away in April, 1972, just two days before his 48th […]

CIF Hoop Playoffs Underway

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL A high school basketball team plays roughly 25 regular-season games, with the goal making the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Once there, the competition is intense, and stacked with superb talent. Last week, two of three Glendale/Foothill-area girls’ squads fared better than their male counterparts. Flintridge Prep toyed with host Woodcrest Christian in […]

Burbank

American Boutiques LA Inspired to help our crying economy, American Boutiques LA is determined to dry up those tears, fashionably. A new concept in retailing has emerged: a fashion co-op. All designers have full access to the in-house fashion design studio equipped with new CAD technology (pattern-making, grading and marker software), digitizer, plotter and screen […]

Los Angeles

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and […]

North Hollywood

North Hollywood

North Hollywood Community Clean-Up The day of community beautification was organized by Council District Four with the help of the NoHo Business Improvement District, the Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Division. The mild weather brought out about 100 people to help clean up the neighborhood between Magnolia […]

Toluca Lake

The Tolucan Times News The Tolucan Times is pleased to announce that Valerie Porter will begin doing book reviews for our publication within the next couple of issues. She’ll cover both fiction and non-fiction and both bestsellers and lesser-known authors of interest. Valerie Porter has co-written 5 books with world-famous psychic/medium and Tolucan columnist Kenny […]

LARCHMONT VILLAGE

Tom LaBonge News Tom’s initiative to preserve the character of Larchmont Village was unanimously approved by the City Council on Wednesday. The new ordinance imposes new limits on the scale of any new development in the Larchmont shopping district, which is often cited as the model urban village in Los Angeles. Within one day of […]