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‘Anne of Green Gables’ sings

The musical "Anne of Green Gables" opened at the Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall this weekend, and for yours truly, viewing it on Sunday afternoon, it provided a sweet and charming finish to an exhausting weekend. From the opening ensemble number, where most of the cast members, younger and older, filled the stage with song, to the uplifting finish, I couldn't stop smiling.

April 06, 2012 | By Jim Walker Third Row Center | Food and Fun


Escape Events Calendar (April 6, 2012)

By Jim Walker

April 06, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Day trippin’ to Little Tokyo

I've always loved that candy with the edible rice paper. I remember the first time I experienced that sweet treat in third grade.

April 06, 2012 | By Michele E. Buttelman Travel Guru | Food and Fun


Big weekend at the CTG

This will be a big weekend for the Canyon Theatre Guild in Newhall, with the opening of two classic plays: the Neil Simon comedy "Barefoot in the Park" and a musical version of the much-loved "Anne of Green Gables."

'Barefoot in the Park'

March 30, 2012 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Escape Events Calendar (March 30, 2012)

By Jim Walker

March 30, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: The health benefits of white wine

At the risk of sounding clinical (no, we're not dishing out medical advice), we wanted to shed some new light on an old favorite: white wine. There has been a lot of interest and media attention over recent years about the health benefits of red wine, but not much has been written about the benefits of white. We're here to change that with some helpful information from published studies. But first, we'll review the health benefits of wine in general.

March 30, 2012 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


A ‘Journey’ into the soul

"Journey's End" opened at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall last Friday night, and I count myself as fortunate to have been there to experience it. Though it ran a bit long the first time out, I left the theater knowing it had been an evening well-spent because I had been both moved and enlightened during my own journey to a different time and place.

March 23, 2012 | By Jim Walker Third Row Center | Food and Fun


Playboy Jazz Festival

Featuring a world class lineup of talent, the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival will present an eclectic roster of Grammy-winning artists, acclaimed jazz icons, rising stars and festival favorites, Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, at the Hollywood Bowl.

March 23, 2012 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features and Entertainment Editor | Food and Fun


Briley: Wine by the numbers

Below are some interesting wine statistics. Feel free to share and be the center of attention at your next party - or the one everyone will avoid.

March 23, 2012 | Russ Briley Wine-ing | Food and Fun


Brahms and Barber at COC

The Santa Clarita Master Chorale and The Master's College Collegiate Singers will present a Brahms and Barber concert March 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons. The "German Requiem," which is Brahms' best known composition for choir, will be a highlight. (Artistic Director Allan Robert Petker will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m.)

March 23, 2012 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Escape Events Calendar (March 23, 2012)

By Jim Walker

March 23, 2012 | Jim Walker | Food and Fun


‘Mama Mia’ rocks Pantages

Stephanie Barnum, who plays Sophie's best friend Ali, said it is a thrill for her to be part of one of the most popular musicals of all time, "Mama Mia."

March 16, 2012 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features and Entertainment Editor | Food and Fun


‘Journey’s End’ at REP

The multiple award-winning masterpiece "Journey's End" opens at the Repertory East Playhouse in Newhall tonight. Based on the author R.C Sherriff's own experience in the trenches of WW I, this gripping tale celebrates humor and courage, engaging audiences with a compelling insight into how, in the face of adversity, the human spirit will always triumph.

March 16, 2012 | Signal Staff | Food and Fun


Two Women on Wine: The love of sweet wines, Part Two

Part Two of a two-part series.

In our last visit with you, we talked about sweet wines, such as Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewrtztraminer and Moscato d'Asti. In this segment we will discuss dessert wines, which, although sweet, fall into a different category. Typically these wines are higher in sugar and alcohol content. We're talking about fortified wines, late harvest and "noble rot" wines.

March 16, 2012 | Lil Lepore and Shari Frazier Two Women on Wine | Food and Fun


‘Snow White’ dances into Chandler

Ballet Preljocaj, a French cutting-edge dance company, will perform "Snow White" ("Blanche Neige") based on the Grimm Brothers' version of the fairy tale and set to Mahler symphonies at the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on March 23, 24 and 25.

March 16, 2012 | By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features and Entertainment Editor | Food and Fun


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