When it comes to the blues, Teresa James isn't fresh off the boat. But then, again, she actually is. With nearly her whole life spent in music, including the blues and country, Teresa James and her band, The Rhythm Tramps, have just returned from another successful tour on Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise.
Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 95,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
There is a peculiar ritual in the Santa Clarita Valley. It involves the continuous circulation of carbon-copies of multi-colored paper. It is called "Fundraising."
On Sunday, there weren't enough seats to go around at the SCV Senior Center when the classic Buster Keaton silent film "The General" was shown. But that had more to do with the music than the movie, as Bob Mitchell, 95, the last living organist/pianist from the silent movie era, offered the accompaniment to an enthusiastic crowd of seniors and others.
The opportunities for theater students at College of the Canyons are growing. The Performing Arts Center and Black Box Theater have given students ways to showcase their talents while offering the Santa Clarita Valley a means to appreciate the arts.
With the spring semester underway at College of the Canyons, students are looking forward to the opportunities that the newest general theater and performance theater degree programs will create for their growing careers.
"I first started tracing my genealogy. I was intrigued about what my family was doing in Germany. I found it was a heartbreaking story - that no one is telling - about the millions of people of other nationalities, besides the Jews," said Olga Kaczmar.
China will be the center of all the grace and glory in the sporting world in August as Beijing plays host to the 29th Summer Olympiad. Six months before that, the Chinese will welcome in the Rat.
Looking through tabloid magazines and watching the nightly entertainment reports, it seems that today's pop stars and female role models are slipping up. Many have been arrested for drug and alcohol-related offenses while others are seeking refuge at rehabilitation clinics to clean up.
• Elks put the roast on Wayne Crawford to benefit the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers.
• 2008 Daffodil Days Fundraiser Underway in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Agnes Russell got involved after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Nancy Coulter does it as a way to offer support to her daughter, Heather Warrick, a nine-time cancer survivor. Diana Sevanian and Holly Feneht serve as co-chairs as a way to acknowledge their family members who battled the disease.
The yells of "re-buy" at a poker tournament are about as commonplace as the rains in Seattle. For most poker players, re-buying additional chips is all for naught - it usually ends up going into the pockets of the casino and the tournament winner.
Two California Institute of the Arts graduates will wait in anticipation tonight for the most-sought-after envelope in show business.
Vicki Cespedes sat in a leather chair in her family's living room in Canyon Country, her four daughters perched in a circle around her.
Smooth winds blew across the highest hilltop garden in Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary on a clear Tuesday morning.
Whether you believe in love at first sight or not, holding your child for the first time can make a believer out of anyone.
Part molecular biologist and part stand-up comedian, Mark Phillips might seem like a funny choice to lead teens to discover philosophical truths in theological discussion.
As Violet, 5, and Ian, 3, sit on the floor of the Smiths' Saugus home, dragging their hands across tubs of toys, they seem like any other brother-and-sister tandem.
Every Sunday, The Signal publishes community announcements sent in by readers.
Glass artist Jack Storms stood hunched over his work, applying a roughly 15-pound block of crystal to a grinding pad.
The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
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