In regard to Rory Leighton Aronsky's article in the March 7 Escape, "From My Netflix Queue: A Wagner Opera in a Different Key;" while I found the review of the documentary to be interesting, I was somewhat bugged by Aronsky's references to Wagner's Ring as "opera."
As soon as you enter Porto's Bakery and Café in Burbank, you are faced with two lines, both equally long, as well as an employee with a clipboard, the location's "cruise director," so to speak. He or she is always eager to help, and perhaps to also lift your jaw back up to your head when you see all that's available.
Even though "Married with Children" aired from 1987 to 1997, and I grew up in the midst of those years, I never knew about it.
My brother is always suggesting sushi when we visit him in Tucson. And I always give him the same negative response accompanied by one word describing why I wouldn't dare try sushi in his state: landlocked. Where it's expected to enjoy Pomme Frites (French Fries) with Chinese food: Amsterdam. And, if you've planned on tasting local wine in Hawaii, you might as well be prepared for what it's made from: pineapple.
On Jan. 2, 2008, Adam Philipson assumed his duties as new managing director of the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. In this exclusive On the Scene interview with Stephen K. Peeples, Signal online editor, Philipson introduces himself to the community, and discusses his colorful background and the future of the Santa Clarita Valley's premier live-performance venue.
This story was first published in The Signal's Escape section May 5, 2006. With all due respect to the other talented performers taking the main Melody Ranch Stage at the Cowboy Festival on Saturday, The Quebe Sisters Band from the Lone Star State flat out stole the show in their first-ever Southern California public appearance. Fronted by Texas champion fiddlers Grace, age 20, Sophia, 18, and Hulda, 15, whose fleet-fingered triple-fiddle runs and tight three-part ...
Editor's note: This story originally appeared in The Signal Dec. 2, 2005.