April 10, 2007 |
The producers who brought Ray Charles' biography to movie screens three years ago are now doing the same for theater. "Ray Charles Live! -- A New Musical" will round out the Pasadena Playhouse's 2007 season. Set during the singer's last live recording session, the play features a book by Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog") interwoven with such signature Charles hits as "Georgia on My Mind."
February 27, 2012 |
A large residential complex in Santa Clarita's town center with a mix of apartments and condominiums has been sold for $56.65 million to Los Angeles real estate investors. Decron Properties Corp. bought Madison at Town Center, which in real estate parlance is a "broken condo" complex where some of the units are owned and others are rented. Mixed ownership at the Madison occurred when owners attempted to convert the upscale apartment complex to condos during the last real estate boom.
November 14, 2007 |
Several children of Ray Charles are singing the blues over a new musical at the Pasadena Playhouse about the legendary entertainer. An attorney for Charles' relatives said they are upset that "Ray Charles Live! A New Musical," which opened to mixed reviews last week, highlights Charles' infidelity and casts a negative light on his life. "Everybody is pretty outraged," said Mary Anne den Bok, who is representing his children.
October 27, 1987 |
Last New Year's Eve, Jules Huppert was sitting alone in his Encino office. Three years had passed since he had taken over as president of Valley State Bank, and there was little to celebrate. Valley State had charged off $3.7 million in bad loans over the past three years, a high figure for a bank with only $100 million in assets. The bank was also in trouble with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for failing to disclose certain fees it charged borrowers.