Glendale Arts


Martin Short – Steve Martin LiveTalk at the Alex November 9 – Tix on Sale Starting July 25

Martin Short returns to the Alex Theatre stage for the second time this year for a Live Talks Los Angeles conversation about his memoir, I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend, with another comedy legend, Steve Martin, Sunday, November 9, 8pm. Short was just at the Alex […]

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Glendale Pops & Martin Short ReOpen the Alex Theatre: Don’t Miss This Great Show!

Grand reopening of the historic Alex Theatre: step out on the first night of summer to catch the fantastic Glendale Pops Orchestra with special guest Emmy- and Tony Award winning performer Martin Short. Artistic Director Matt Catingub and his top-flight orchestra always deliver fantastic music, and Short will come with […]


Last Week at the Alex: Michael Lewis Takes on Wall Street, Glendale Pops Rocks the House

The Alex Theatre was sold out for author Michael Lewis’ appearance April 10 to discuss his just-published book Flash Boys, which is stirring up controversy on Wall Street. Just two days later, April 12, fans in the know came to the Alex to hear the Glendale Pops deliver the best of all their outstanding performances to date with Fusion: Jazz That Rocks. Honestly, every piece sounded better and richer than the recorded originals! The audience for both events didn’t want them to end. Great programs on history being made and enjoying musical history, right here in Glendale […]


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Glendale Pops a Draw to Rising Downtown

Classic tunes explored in new styles with a wide range of performers: The Glendale Pops signature approach continues with a short but grand 2014 season scheduled around its home stage renovation, with the final June 21 program a re-opening celebration featuring Emmy-award winner Martin Short. Building its “brand” of eclectic […]


Musical Memories: Glendale Pops Concerts Season 2

Our family and friends who know music and the music business always marvel at the top talent in the Glendale Pops. In addition to Matt Catingub, maestro music arranger + performer, all the orchestra musicians are stand-outs and all the guest performers truly grace the Alex Theatre stage just as Jo Dee Messina did last February. “These musicians love playing this music, love playing together, and love this setting […]

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A New Take on Pops, Started in Glendale, Continuing Strong

Selected “firsts” in Glendale: the first Apple Store, the first Lego store, the first Bob’s Big Boy. Add to the list a new take on Pops: The stellar performances and original arrangements Matt Catingub has produced at the Alex Theatre in Glendale are now being sought by concert venues around the country.

A look at the beginnings of the Glendale Pops orchestra, including an interview with Matt Catingub and the Editor’s memories of the Pops first season. Great music, original interpretations, multiple genres and always entertaining. The third season will feature concerts in April, May and June 2014 […]


Save the Music 2! Arturo Sandoval’s 2nd Annual Concert at the Alex Benefits GUSD Music Programs 1

Star trumpeter Arturo Sandoval returns to the Alex Theatre with his “Big Band” and a GUSD “All-Star Band” for the benefit Save the Music 2!, Saturday, February 15 at 8pm.

Sandoval’s Big Band includes some of LA’s most accomplished musicians, all masters of the jazz, Latin infused Afro-Cuban rhythms Sandoval is known for. Bring your students to this concert! They’ll be thrilled with the music, and getting them in the door costs next to nothing (see below).[…]

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Live Talks Los Angeles Bringing Burt Bacharach, Mitch Albom, More Great Conversations to the Alex Theatre

The Alex Theatre is the latest venue for Live Talks Los Angeles, a series of great live conversations between leaders who have earned fame and fortune. Past programs have filled the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Gensler HQ in downtown Los Angeles, the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena and the […]


My Interview with Glendale Pops Director Matt Catingub on His Razoo Page – Check It Out, Click to Donate!

Catingub can write brilliant original arrangements, he has a world class orchestra to back him up, and he can work with established stars and new artists in various musical styles and ensembles. He wants to create a unique Glendale Pops experience based on this variety: “We need to create something […]

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