| Feb 1, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Win six Grammys and get nominated for a seventh. Add three Emmys to the pile. You’d think that would make you a household name.
The name is Kevin Charles Brandon (aka Brandino). Have you heard of him? Neither have most of the people with whom he...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 3:15 PM
For almost three hours, members of the Armenian community sat transfixed as they heard two of their countrymen, violinist Khachik Babayan and pianist Serouj Kradjian, perform a rich and colorful execution of classical compositions Sunday evening at the...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A new instrument, in and of itself, does not make a successful musician, but it can inspire some extra practicing and inject pride into a performance.
So it is at the Glendale High School music department, which received about $20,000 in new...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:44 PM
How does a young musician prepare for the audience of a lifetime? Start with a cutthroat audition process, add instrument checks, 5 a.m. call times and 5-mile practice marches, and then follow the piccolos down Colorado Boulevard.
That is the routine for...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:07 PM
When the history of new music and avant-garde jazz is written, two institutions will figure prominently: Cal Arts and the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock. The former figures into the monthly offering of the Center’s Open Gate Theatre series in a...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:28 PM
The Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra was just a vodka-inspired whim a little over two years ago.
Sunday, the orchestra celebrates its second birthday with a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” narrated by offbeat...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade was a feast for the eyes. Thanks to all the talented young musicians in the marching bands in their handsome uniforms stepping in precision to their spirited music.
Young skateboarders were fun and enthusiastic. What...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 12:29 PM
You've probably seen Del Casher, sporting a yachtsman's cap as he cruises around town in his fire-engine-red sedan, and never given him a second look. But the 73-year-old musician, who operates a sound studio on Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, is one of...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 2:13 PM
Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Friday night jazz series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art draws a large and varied crowd. Some are there to hear the music and some — as Duke Ellington observed about the clientele of Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club — to...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Hometown Heroes were honored by the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Dec. 7, a day that marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Appropriately, veterans were among those honored at the Oakmont...