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  • Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred

    Martin Short: No shortage of comedy cred
    Martin Short is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor with dozens of films behind him and a small crowd of bizarre characters that follow him everywhere. The "completely mental" Ed Grimley — with slippery cowlick and pants pulled up to his chest — has been with him since 1977. And by the early '90s there was the obnoxious and oblivious Jiminy Glick, pear-shaped celebrity interviewer.
  • Welsman tries an orchestra for size

    Welsman tries an orchestra for size
    She's been singing for a while, and she's toured extensively throughout the world, but Canadian-born jazz singer and pianist Carol Welsman still calls herself the new kid on the block. Welsman, who will be appearing at the Glendale Alex Theatre on May...

    Music kept within reach

    Music kept within reach
    Can studying the benefits of an intensive after-school music program unlock the keys to a successful learning environment overall? That's partly what one documentary sets out to do. The 27-minute-long film, "I Am a Fine Musician: El Sistema's...

    Music review: Tigran Mansurian's 'Quasi Parlando' is spellbinding

    Music review: Tigran Mansurian's 'Quasi Parlando' is spellbinding
    You can tell a lot about a composer from the performers who champion him or her. Tigran Mansurian, the 75-year-old Armenian composer of music in which deep cultural pain is quieted through an eerily calm, heart-wrenching beauty, has been superbly served...

    Brand Library restores earlier chapter of its history

    Brand Library restores earlier chapter of its history
    Historic elements of the Brand Library & Arts Center — the bright painted ceilings, elaborate glass windows, a stone fireplace, wooden sliding doors and an intricate art pedestal — that were hidden by modern renovations over more than five...