"It's amazing," said Long Beach resident Rosie Arias, who belongs to the car club SoCal Challengers. One attendee at the service resembled Marilyn Monroe. There were elegant cars, like the turquoise and white Chevrolet Bel Air, and he-man cars, like the red engine red Impala. Before the parking lot cleared out, special effects makeup artist Cleve Hall posed for photographs in front of Kargoyle, a souped-up hearse that had been designed by Barris. "This man and his style influenced my art, my look," said the Encino resident and self-described goth.
Some customers in North Hollywood are excited to get a jump on Black Friday deals. "Dinner first, then we go shopping," Joe Pena said. Mark Navarro has been camping outside of Best Buy on Tuesday. It's become a tradition I guess. "We feel like we should just be at home with our families," Vanessa Valencia said. Even so, Kmart management insists most of its customers appreciate its stores opening on Thanksgiving. And they have done so nationwide for the past 23 years. Many stores that are open on Thanksgiving will remain open through black Friday.
There is an element of 1920s-silent movie, and the whole ballet feels old-fashioned in a timeless way. The Little Match Girl is a vibrant waif who flirts with an arrogant servant boy, chases the past in the form of her dead mother, and ultimately finds herself alone and friendless on Christmas night. Harutunyan is opposed by Artur Alexsanyan as her uncaring father, and given kindness by Damara Titmus as her father's girl, pub dancer Josie. May we all hold a candle to our hearts this holiday season, and never forget the brave Little Match Girl.
Season 6 of " Welcome to Sweetie Pies " premiered this weekend with a brand new location in North Hollywood, California. And yet the Sweetie Pies team is adjusting better to North Hollywood than the health conscious Los Angelinos appear to be warming up to soul food. Everybody has their own taste buds. If you're in North Hollywood, swing in to Sweetie Pies to have some good southern cooking chock full of salt, sugar and butter at 5230 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood. And tune in to " Welcome to Sweetie Pies " every Saturday night at 9 P.M.
A vehicle involved in a two-car crash careened into the front of a multi-story building in North Hollywood today, but there were no reports of injuries. At 12200 Victory Blvd., Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The building has a Wells Fargo bank branch on the first floor. A building inspector was summoned to the scene, Humphrey said.
Bobby Bonds, George Foster and Gary Matthews, has died. Genovese died Sunday of a blood infection at a hospital near his longtime home in North Hollywood, his daughter, Kathleen Haworth. He signed some 40 players, including Jack Clark, Chili Davis, Dave Kingman, Matt Williams, Royce Clayton and Randy Moffitt, the brother of tennis star Billie Jean King. When the Giants let him go in 1994, Genovese went to work for the Dodgers. The Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation named its lifetime achievement award in honor of Genovese.
Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, and so does our Valley. In this instance, my colleague and longtime Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy gave Andrews a gentle nudge. And there was something special about the reunion for that first class. "Pam Mason was my teacher 30 years ago. I am but one of the thousands of students to pass through her classroom, one of many whose life was made better by the experience," White wrote. White is one of those ripples. She has been an elementary school teacher in Thousand Oaks for 17 years.
Have been tapped to host the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA. Nominees will be announced on February 3, 2016. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Well, you can join your favorite stars, plus win a chance for a free pair of tickets to the award show. More information to be announced early next year on the website http://indieseriesawards.com.
El Portal Theatre presents Fritz Coleman's DEFYING GRAVITY for three performances only -- Sunday December, 13, 20 and 27 at 2pm. Coleman was named "Best Weatherman" in nearly every major paper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register, the San Bernardino Sun, and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News. El Portal Theatre is a historic landmark in the San Fernando Valley located in the heart of North Hollywood just minutes from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney, ABC, CBS-Radford and NBC Burbank.
Theatre Unleashed presents the West Coast premiere of the parody, A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS. Playwright Josh Carson just wanted to settle a long-standing debate. "This play was born out of an argument I inevitably have every year about whether or not 'Die Hard' was a Christmas movie," he said. Those are the people I want to go to a Christmas party with. TU is taking a break from its normal holiday tradition KAWL Presents It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play for the Stage, which is going through re-writes and may return soon.
Singer Gavin Rossdale stepped out as a solo act in Los Angeles on Thursday - just one day after reports emerged claiming he cheated on estranged wife Gwen Stefani with their children's nanny. It's the first time the former Bush frontman has been seen publicly since the bombshell allegations .
Delores Rhoads, mother of Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, died on November 11 at the age of 95. That cut, which appeared on Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz album, can be heard below. Her death was also acknowledged by bassist Rudy Sarzo, who performed with Rhoads in Quiet Riot before the guitarist moved on to play with Osbourne. "The world today has lost one of the most gracious and sweetest ladies I'm blessed to have known, Delores Rhoads," Sarzo wrote on his Facebook page. He started when he was so young.
Friday the 13th is a lucky day for people who enjoy good music, with James Intveld celebrating his birthday with a show at Arcadia Blues Club. The LA rockabilly star took early influences from sources as diverse as Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Elvis and even Dean Martin. He started playing professionally in high school, holing up with various cover bands and sitting in at the legendary Palomino in North Hollywood. He's performed with Yoakum on bass, with the Blasters as lead guitarist, and with John Fogarty. Check him out at jamesintveld.com.
At Christmastime in Victorian England, some are preparing for a joyful holiday while others are scrounging for work. The El Portal Theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601 in the NoHo Arts District. Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, under the direction of Natasha Middleton, is celebrating its 14th season. Over the past decade, the company has become one of the major dance companies in Los Angeles. The dancers come from such companies as the Dresden Ballet, Armenian National Ballet, Nevada Ballet, and Denver Ballet.
Cash On Delivery reunites the family talents of actor/director father Ray Cooney and his stage and screenwriter son Michael Cooney in this hilarious farcical romp! He is the writer and Executive Producer of the 2015 ABC Drama Pilot Runner. His stage writing credits include the comedy Cash On Delivery that had it's world premier at the prestigious Theatre Royal Windsor and has gone on to break box office records throughout Europe. Cash on Delivery ran for a year in London's West End before beginning a nationwide tour.