Archive for 2009

Continuous Live Music, Thousands of Pounds of Confetti and Spectacular Fireworks

Continuous Live Music, Thousands of Pounds of Confetti and Spectacular Fireworks

Universal CityWalk® Rings in 2010 with Dynamic Twin Countdown Celebrations at Both Ends of CityWalk Twin countdown celebrations and breathtaking firework displays at each end of the Universal CityWalk® spectrum will provide crowds with unobstructed views of the action as the arrival of 2010 is celebrated at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, Southern California’s favorite […]

A Chat with Versatile Composer John Debney

A Chat with Versatile Composer John Debney

By Kat Kramer John Debney is one of the most talented, versatile and in-demand composers working in Hollywood today. Just this year alone, he has composed and scored for the poignant drama “The Stoning of Soraya M” and Disney’s mega-comedy hit “Old Dogs.” He’s currently composing the scores for Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” and “Iron […]

Avatar

Avatar

Avatar Runtime: 162 Minutes OK for Children James Cameron generally gets the bang for his bucks, even though the bucks are mind-boggling. This fascinating sci-fi adventure took four years to produce. There is very little wasted on speeches about people contemplating their navels. Cameron’s films are action films and they proceed apace. There are really […]

Nine

Nine

Nine Runtime: 118 Minutes Not for Children There aren’t enough words in the English language to do justice to telling how much I loathed Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical “Nine.” It was the worst Broadway musical I have ever seen, and I’ve seen most of them. This movie proves that even if you have an Oscar®-winning […]

12-30-09

12-30-09

Burbank Papoo’s Hot Dog Show Open on New Year’s Day Come In PJs and Get Free Bloody Mary or Mimosa For the first time, Papoo’s will be open on New Year’s Day. Anyone coming to Papoo’s in their PJs will receive a free Mimosa, Bloody Mary or draft beer with their order. Good food, good […]

Roy Edward Disney January 10, 1930—December 16, 2009

Roy Edward Disney January 10, 1930—December 16, 2009

Roy Disney was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Edna (née Francis) and Roy Oliver Disney, and nephew of Walt Disney. He graduated from Pomona College in 1951 and first began working for The Walt Disney Company as an assistant director and producer (True-Life Adventure). He continued until 1967 when he was elected […]

In Loving Memory of James William “Jimmy” Shrader August 31, 1940—December 6, 2009

In Loving Memory of James William “Jimmy” Shrader August 31, 1940—December 6, 2009

Family and friends are mourning the loss of James William Shrader. He passed away peacefully at his home in North Hollywood, CA. Born and raised in Burbank, Jim graduated from John Burroughs High School. He served his country for over 26 years in the Navy, retiring in 1993. He tended bar at Michaels Pub, The […]

Trojans End with Win

Trojans End with Win

Most figured USC would play its final football game in California. They were half right but instead of facing off in the Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl, the Trojans met Boston College in the Emerald Bowl in San Francisco’s AT&T Park. That’s a big difference but the Trojans didn’t let the […]

Falcons Have Just Enough

Maybe something else other than basketball was on the minds of the Crescenta Valley High girls’ team last Saturday evening against Monroe in the opening round of the West Coast Holiday Invitational Tournament held at Harvard-Westlake. How else can one explain a 20-point lead midway through the third quarter being reduced to a three-point advantage […]

NFL Report

To audible or not. According to reports, the heated discussion that Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Brett Favre and Coach Brad Childress had in the third quarter in a Week 15 game at Carolina was not about Childress wanting to remove Favre to avoid getting hit or injured. Instead, Childress apparently had had enough of Favre calling […]