Dawna Snow, left, and Catherine Bacus, rehearse on cello.
LA VERNE, California, Dec. 1, 2017 — Something very note-worthy is taking place on Dec. 10, 8 p.m., at Morgan Auditorium on the University of La Verne campus — and you won’t want to miss it. The La Verne Symphony Orchestra (LVSO) will be performing a free (although your donation won’t be turned down) concert […]
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LA VERNE, California, October 1, 2017 — A month before Halloween, Glenn Davis Stadium on the Bonita High School campus in La Verne, Calif., was a crawling coven of competing witches, bands and color guards from around the Southland, brewing up a feast of musical entertainment that wowed an overflow crowd and earned the best […]
REPRINTED FROM APRIL 15, 2012 April 15th. Quite an important date in American history. Yes yes yes, I know, it’s tax day. But that’s not it. As I write this, on April 15th, 2012, it is 100 years to the day since the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. One hundred years ago exactly. Pretty […]
      What exactly is a “B” movie?      Difficult to quantify.   As are many pop-culture slang phrases.   Let’s just say that a B movie is a 2nd tier or even occasionally a 3rd tier film combining several key elements:  Like a small, shoestring budget.   Like a haphazard, cheesy script.   Poor production quality.   Silly special effects.   […]
Before the big game at Citrus College this Thursday, Sept. 1, between Bonita and San Dimas for Smudge Pot bragging rights, renew your love affair with Spaghetti Eddie’s, Glendora’s iconic Italian restaurant that opened this week 26 years ago. Exit Grand Avenue off the 210, pull into the Sports Chalet shopping center and start enjoying […]
      The Wizard of Oz, MGM’s 1939 fantasy classic, is on pretty much everyone’s list of favorite movies.   We loved it as kids, we loved it as young adults, and we love it now.   We love how our own kids and grandkids love it.   We love how it still makes us feel young, we love […]
      The other day I was watching “This Property Is Condemned”, circa 1966, one of my favorite Robert Redford movies.   It is also one of my favorite Natalie Wood movies.   Also one of my favorite Sydney Pollack movies.       Yes that’s right; “This Property Is Condemned” stars Robert Redford and Natalie Wood, and is directed […]
Lincoln’s birthday passed last Friday. Our Dr. of Ancient Filmology did not let it pass, however, without having us remember the movie Prince of Players, which refers to none other than Edwin Booth, the most famous actor of his day and also the brother of Lincoln assasin John Wilkes Booth.
  Who is the number one star working in movies today?         Not the best actor; the biggest star.   Tough one, isn’t it?   It seems to change from year to year.   Heck, it seems to change from movie to movie.   Box-office drawing power is literally as fickle as we are.   So now I ask all […]
The University of La Verne Theatre Arts Department’s upcoming production of Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play promises audiences seven emotionally charged performances in Dailey Theatre, Feb. 4-6 and Feb. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m.