| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:13 PM
To anyone who missed the Glendale Pops Orchestra's free Bossa Nova concert this past Thursday night at the Americana at Brand, I can only say one thing: Your loss! OK, maybe one more thing: Are you crazy?!
The Glendale Pops, led by its talented and...
| Oct 23, 2011
The students arrived one by one to Glendale’s First United Methodist Church Thursday, where conductor Matt Catingub greeted them from a piano bench in the fellowship hall. It was the last round of auditions for the Glendale Pops Orchestra’s...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Mandolinist-guitarist-vocalist Roland White’s performance Tuesday night at Viva Cantina not only marks a homecoming for the onetime Burbank resident, but also a rare local opportunity to see a performer whose experience in traditional and...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 4:04 PM
For more than 20 years, a familiar sight at new music and experimental performances all over Southern California was a squat older woman who moved laboriously on a cane or a walker.
She would have been loath to claim it, but the late Dottie Grossman...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Generations of actors keep coming back to Glendale's Stepping Stone Players. One of them is veteran actor and director Allan Hunt, who first performed with the group in the role of Harold Hill in “The Music Man” in 2005, directed “...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:58 PM
For some, returning to middle school might seem like the plot of an especially corny B-grade horror flick. Oversized backpacks and the seventh-grade sex-ed teacher serving as supporting characters, of course.
Yet there I was, wedged in the trumpet...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:20 PM
“Your neighborhood music boutique since 1946,” reads the business card for Pedrini Music, which moved to its present location on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta in 1997. Founded by Bruno Pedrini in Glendale in 1946, the original store was...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Four Hoover High School musicians entertained members and guests of the Glendale Committee for the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the annual spring luncheon on May 11 at the Oakmont Country Club.
Member Lucile Leard introduced the students —...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
If you leave a phone message for guitarist/composer/arranger Greg Porée on a Monday or Tuesday, don't be surprised if you have to wait for a return call. Those days are taken up with providing the musical direction to a little enterprise called “...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Glendale Pops subscribers probably don’t know the name or music of 30-year-old Miles Mosley, a bassist and composer who headlines Saturday with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre. The pairing is a departure for a series more likely to...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 3:54 PM
One of the more quixotic ventures in the current economic climate would be to start an orchestra in Southern California. It's a sure recipe for financial suicide. Yet that's just what cello soloist Ruslan Biryukov did when he founded the Glendale...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Bandleader-promoter Mark Tortorici is an old-school showman. For the past seven years, the sharp-dressed, sweet-talking swinger has been presenting a wild variety of live music acts at Burbank nightclub Joe's Great American Bar and Grill and packing the...