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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Closing Today "A Woman's Soul" Exhibition

Today is the last day to view the "A Woman's Soul" multimedia art exhibition. Don't forget to vote for your favorite artwork in the exhibition (the winner will receive a great award).

Museum Hours:
Tuesdays 1-6PM
Thursdays 1-6PM
Saturdays 1-6PM



Featuring Artists: 
Earl Beard
Barbara Katz Bierman
Preston Craig
Roger Dolin
Ingrid Elburg
Guy Gilbert
Judy Heimlich
Oscar Katz
Lilli Muller
Vickie Pellouchoud
Ginette Rondeau
Ellen Rundle
Robin Shapiro
Violetta Antonia Sorcini
Beth Summers


**LIMITED TIME OFFER** 
Anyone that becomes a Museum Member or purchases any artwork today will automatically be entered for a chance to win the signed and framed 36" x 24" print by Jamy Kahn. (Delivery Not Available - Winner Must Pick Up Prize) 



Museum Membership start at $25!

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

CALL TO VISUAL ARTISTS - NORTHRIDGE SOUTH (HORSES ACROSS THE VALLEY)

Here is your chance to be part of the Horses Across the Valley project and paint a horse!

Applications are due April 4, 2016

Email Jackie Langa, HATV Project Manager, Jackie.Langa@themuseumsfv.org for more information. 























































Watch this video to learn more about the first horse painted by Artist Cheryl Goettemoeller 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtqOA_6QF0E 


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, its Public Art Initiative, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Greater Valley Glen Council, Totl Productions, artist Cheryl Goettemoeller and the Horses Across The Valley are pleased to present a video by Totl Productions which aired numerous times on PBS.  The program shows the journey of the GVGC's horse from its delivery to the artist through its artistic completion.  Additionally, artist Cheryl Goetteomoeller describes how and why she approached the design of the horse as she did.  This show is a testament to why it is an important program for the SFV Neighborhood Council districts' communities.



Sunday, March 20, 2016

TODAY! See you in North Hollywood!

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie, television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 


Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: $10 per person donation. Okay to pay cash on site.
Prepay online at Eventbrite: http://nohotour2016.eventbrite.com/

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. 
Please leave name and phone number.

Parking: Street and metered parking in area


Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Handicap accessible. Tour is a little more than a mile long.

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

"A Woman's Soul" Extended 10 Days!

Don't miss this beautiful multimedia art exhibition dedicated to women!

Museum Hours:
Tuesdays 1-6pm
Thursdays 1-6pm
Saturdays 1-6pm




Featuring Artists: 
Earl Beard
Barbara Katz Bierman
Preston Craig
Roger Dolin
Ingrid Elburg
Guy Gilbert
Judy Heimlich
Oscar Katz
Lilli Muller
Vickie Pellouchoud
Ginette Rondeau
Ellen Rundle
Robin Shapiro
Violetta Antonia Sorcini
Beth Summers


Vote for your favorite artwork (the winner will receive a great award).

Enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed and framed  36" x 24" print by Jamy Kahn. 


Winner will be announced Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 6pm. 

More photos from the opening reception are on The Museum Facebook page





Historic North Hollywood Walking Tour (3/20/16) at 2pm

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie, television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 


Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2016.eventbrite.com/

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. 
Please leave name and phone number.

Parking: Street and metered parking in area


Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Handicap accessible. Tour is a little more than a mile long.

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Latino American Public Art: Form & Function 4/2/16 | 6-9PM

California State University, Northridge & Partners will host a series of free public events about local Latino history from September 2015 to April 2016. 

For more information, visit http://library.csun.edu/latino-americans



California State University, Northridge Oviatt Library 
& The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
Present A Special Event

LATINO AMERICAN PUBLIC ART: FORM & FUNCTION 

Speaker Series Featuring Muralist Manny Velazquez

Learn more about the history of murals in the Northeast Valley from the people involved in creating them and see a small preview the new exhibition. 

Saturday, April 2, 2016 
6:00PM - 9:00PM 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204 Northridge, CA 91324 
(818) 347-9665 RSVP - info@themuseumsfv.org

Exhibition Opening Saturday, April 23, 2016
1:00PM - 6:00PM

LATINO AMERICANS 500 YEARS OF HISTORY
A public programming initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History builds on the PBS documentary film series. For more information about the program visit www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Nancy Reagan dies at 94; Married at Little Brown Church in Studio City, CA

Former first lady Nancy Reagan, who was an aspiring actress married another actor, leading man, Ronald Reagan.

She then offered her unfailing support and Hollywood style as his unlikely political career took them from Sacramento and the CA governor’s mansion and all the way to the White House, has died. She was 94.

The Reagan's were married in Studio City in the Little Brown Church on March 4, 1952.


The Little Brown Church is a charming piece of California history. This historic chapel, which was built in the late 1930’s, has been the location of over 25,000 weddings.





A news video from ABC News



Thursday, March 3, 2016

See YOU at The Museum this Saturday!

The balcony at The Museum looks great this time of year... the flowers are blooming and the weather is perfect. 

Sculptures By Shahin Atigue 
Balcony at The Museum

Join us this Saturday, March 5th for some live acoustic guitar by Guy Gilbert and help celebrate the opening of the NEW exhibition: 

"A Woman's Soul"

Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures and Photographs

Exploring Womanhood Through Art
Exhibition includes painting, photographs and sculptures insipred by femininity 


March 5 - 19, 2016


**Limited Engagement**


Exhibiting Artists:

Earl Beard
Barbara Katz Bierman
Preston Craig
Roger Dolin
Ingrid Elburg
Guy Gilbert
Judy Heimlich
Oscar Katz
Lilli Muller
Vickie Pellouchoud
Ginette Rondeau
Ellen Rundle
Robin Shapiro
Violetta Antonia Sorcini
Beth Summers

Curated By The Public Art Initiative 

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTWORK AT THE OPENING RECEPTION! 

Free Event* | Free Parking 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite #204
Northridge, CA 91324

6-8PM

RSVP - info@themuseumsfv.org

RAFFLE ITEM:

SIGNED CANVAS GICLEE BY JAMY KAHN! ($400 Value)


Donations Always Welcomed! 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

KRLA 1110 radio and Wolfman Jack - what a history

Wolfman Jack KRLA 1110 am Radio

What a voice!  The energy! What do you remember about driving around the valley listening to Wolfman Jack?

Disc Jockey, Actor, Entertainer. Born Robert Weston Smith in Brooklyn, New York. He was first on the airwaves as "Daddy Jules" on Newport News, Virginia station WYOU-AM.

He made his mark as a disc jockey from 1958 to 1966, on radio station XERF (1570 AM) in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the river from Del Rio, Texas. The Wolfman's name came from a trend of the 1950's when disc jockeys took nicknames such as Moondog or Hound dog. He enjoyed horror movies, so he took the name Wolfman. His trademark was his Wolfman howl and gravelly voice.

He married Lucy Lamb on July 1, 1960 and they were married until his death. They had 2 children together.



Johnny Hayes brought us The Big 11 Countdown every week. Dave Diamond was another KRLA notable, having worked at KHJ and KFRC as well. Dave Hull was the real name of the legendary "Hullaballooer". KRLA was privileged to have two other nationally-known jocks: The irrepressible Real Don Steele (featured in Grand Theft Auto), and cultural icon Wolfman Jack (featured in American Graffiti and the subject of The Guess Who's 1974 hit Clap For The Wolfman.) Many other "legends" got behind the KRLA mike at various points in history: Humble Harve, Machine Gun Kelly, Casey Kasem, Mike Ambrose, Dick Biondi, Roger Christian, Bob Eubanks, Al Lohman, Gary Mack, Charlie Tuna, B. Mitchel Reed, Wink Martindale and Johnny Williams, to name just a few.




In 1970, he began an association with Armed Forces Radio that would last until 1986. He had a hit on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1972 titled "I Ain't Never Seen."

He was in numerous TV shows and movies. He was in the movie "American Graffiti" in 1973 as a Disc Jockey. He also appeared in part II of "American Graffiti" titled "More American Graffiti."

He appeared on the TV series "What's Happening" in 1976 and was also the host of his own show titled "The Wolfman Jack Show" that same year. In 1978 Wolfman appeared in the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." He also played host on a weekly TV show called The Midnight Special for eight years, leaving in 1982. He appeared as himself in the TV series "Wolf Rock TV" in 1984. Wolfman appeared in the movie "Mortuary Academy" in 1988. He was in the made for TV movie "Deadman's Curve" and he did several episodes of the TV series "Emergency." The last movie he appeared in was titled "Midnight" in 1989.

He wrote his autobiography titled, "Have Mercy!: Confessions of the Original Rock 'N' Roll Animal" in 1995. He made his final syndicated radio broadcast from a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Washington D.C. on Friday Night June 30, 1995.

He died in Belvedere, North Carolina from a heart attack. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.

Source: Jane Stacy Eubanks and SoCal Radio History



More KRLA radio history:

In the early '70s, the station was guided by Shadoe Stevens, later to become TV's wacky pitchman Fred Rated. Studios were at the Huntington Hotel for many years.

During a brief stint with Country, KRLA's Corky Mayberry was awarded the Academy Of Country Music's Personality Of The Year award.

Dick Hugg, affectionately known to his listeners as "Huggie Boy", brought us the best in oldies and soul. For a time, he even hosted his own dance program, The Huggie Boy Show, which aired weekly on KWHY channel 22 for many years. His popularity continued to increase long after the show went off.

And how could there be a KRLA page without mentioning Mr. Rock 'N' Roll, Art Laboe? This man's name is synonymous with the station itself; under his guidance as Vice President, KRLA was the success it became. Art Laboe's Rock 'N' Roll School was the source for many a question on KRLA's Hitrivia, which was often featured on the back of their weekly playlists until 1979. When you think of KRLA, the name Art Laboe should be the first one that comes to mind.

Over the years, the station became synonymous with oldies, but kept current hits mixed in with the gold. Midway into the seventies, billboards promoted KRLA as the "Elvis-to-Elton" station. (In 1978, a second Elvis would have a hit single on the KRLA charts.)

A few years afterward, John "Bowzer" Baumann (of Sha-Na-Na fame) did a television ad for the station which went something like this: "Hey! This is Bowzer -- and I'm beside myself with excitement -- because I just found a great new radio station - KRLA. They play today's hits, and the WONDERFUL tunes of the late '50s and early '60s."

In late 1984, KRLA made a slight format adjustment and went all-oldies, eliminating most of their '70s (and all the '80s) music. Top 40 on AM was slowly disappearing: KFI was leaning toward talk; KHJ (which had returned as Car Radio) played a few new tunes but wasn't strictly top-40; down in San Diego, The Mighty 690 was becoming 69 Extra Gold. The only southland station bucking the trend was upstart KWNK 670 in Simi Valley, which had just signed on and could barely be heard in downtown Los Angeles. But they, too, soon went talk.

In the middle of the 1980s, KRLA came under the same ownership as 97.1 KBZT (which changed to KLSX), with both studios located in the mid-Wilshire district. With KLSX's Classic Rock ("AOR gold", perhaps?) and KRLA, oldies were pretty much covered for the rest of the decade.

Charlie Tuna - Boss DJ on KHJ 93 am and others - dies

Charlie Tuna, passed away peacefully in his sleep February 19th, 2016. His was a life well-lived, and he will always be remembered for the joy, laughter, and love of music he brought to many throughout the world with his presence on the radio.  All who knew him will sadly miss him. Memorial donations can be made to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. We ask that you respect his family's privacy during their time of grief.

Charlie Tuna worked as morning drive radio personality for more stations and formats than anyone in Los Angeles radio history: Top 40, AC, Hot AC, Oldies, Talk, Sports Talk and Country.



  • In 1990, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Charlie by presenting him with a Star on the Walk of Fame. 
  • In 1999, he was inducted into his home state Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
  • In1997, Los Angeles Radio People readers voted Charlie one of the Top 10 L.A. Radio Personalities of All Time.
  • In 2007 & again in 2013, Charlie was elected by his LARadio.com broadcast peers as one of the Top 10 Los Angeles Radio Personalities. 



Among his L.A. Radio credits:
Was part of the legendary KHJ Boss Jock line-up; starting KROQ radio; starting KIIS and serving as both Program Director and Morning Man for KIIS AM & FM.

Tuna was heard around the world daily on the Armed Forces Radio Network for a 25 year 6000 show run from 1971 to 1996, as well as on numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, since the early 1970s.

He can be heard across the U.S., Canada and internationally on his syndicated 5 hour daily and weekend shows, plus a daily Hollywood Minute entertainment feature.

Tuna was the announcer for the television game show Scrabble which ran for seven years on NBC, and a dozen other TV shows ranging from the Mike Douglas Show to America’s Top 10 with Casey Kasem. He hosted Cinema, Cinema, Cinema for 30 years, an internationally syndicated TV show featuring the top movies in the US each week, with clips from the films. He also hosted the international TV show Inside Hollywood for three years.

Appearances in two movies, hundreds of TV and radio commercials, VH1’s use of Charlie’s Celebrity Interview Archives, dozens of radio station voice imaging clients, narration of the U.S. Air Force’s 50th Anniversary CD, and serving as a musical network TV consultant round out the media side of Charlie Tuna.

Charlie also raised nearly 2.5 million dollars for Children’ s Hospital in L.A. with his annual “Tunathon” in past years, hosted the red carpet and emceed the Revlon Run/Walk for 5 years, and emceed the annual 4th of July Warner Park in Woodland Hills celebration which attracts annual crowds of over 50,000 spectators.

Charlie called Tarzana home in California and served as the city’s Honorary Mayor since 1977.

If you would like to send a message about Charlie Tuna, first post a comment below and then you can send a note to: love@charlietuna.com.

The Museum really wants to hear from its viewers about their thoughts, feelings and experiences about any blog entry and about the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley.

Source: Official Charlie Tuna website


Enjoy some 1960s posters from the station.  Source: 93khj.blogspot.com