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Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet

Ensemble Shakes: Hamlet

“Horatio, Hamlet’s friend, is finally ready to tell his story.” Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been adapted by Brian White and and The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater‘s Artistic Director Brian Elerding direct this journey as Horatio “watches his friend deal with grief, madness, family, revenge, and… a substance abuse issue.” Lineage Performing Arts Center presents “Ensemble Shakes” and its […]

The Last Letter

The Last Letter

You told me be another and taped her bio to my face—curls alight at every curve. Couldn’t because— my hair split at each end—I’m not. Since then, my bones have chipped to landscapes unknown before. I am writing to ask, do you know there’ll soon be no more elephants? Tusks turned to necklaces. Remember how […]

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Before Frank refers to the life and times of Amy Winehouse before her burst out of obscurity, before the whirl of fame, admiration, recognition, criticism, and judgment. Before her death on July 23, 2011. Photographer Charles Moriarty was asked in 2001 by James Tyler, friend of 19-year-old singer Amy Winehouse, to “take some photos.” “My […]

ANW: Entertaining Courage

ANW: Entertaining Courage

“Entertaining Courage” is the theme of A Noise Within’s 2017-18 Repertory Theatre Season. What’s behind this choice? Let’s hear from ANW’s Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott… There is no doubt that our 2017–2018 season was influenced by current events. We are living in unprecedented times in which most of us, regardless of […]

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Our gratitude to Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing their experiences and photographs of the inaugural “Intersection” Playhouse District Festival…   On the last Saturday of a hot summer in August, we celebrated with music & art at the block of Colorado & El Molino. It’s a free end-of-the summer street […]

Luna Lotus Jewels

Luna Lotus Jewels

Karina Barrero is a Pasadena resident and owner of Luna Lotus Jewels. She exhibits at such social events as the West Elm Pop-Up and the Urban Air Market in Los Angeles. Barrero mentions on her site that as a child she didn’t have a lot of funds to spend on clothing and jewelry. So, she […]

Collaborate PASadena

Collaborate PASadena

Collaborate PASadena invites one and all to come together at the lovely and renovated La Casita del Arroyo to hear from specialists who want to assist neighborhoods to be “caring, safe, and fun places to live.” Come share you own stories about your neighborhood, its strength and weaknesses, and learn from others about their experiences […]

Wine Walk

Wine Walk

The Playhouse District invites you to swirl, sip, and stroll once again during it’s fall Wine Walk event on September 16. An evening of wine tasting begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 7 o’clock. Get to know the district by roaming the local venues and tasting wine. Options for fortifying cuisine are numerous in […]

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

South Pasadena resident, world traveler, and photographer Cyndi Bemel exhibits some of her images at Jones Coffee through the month of September. Storytelling is at the cornerstone of what inspires me. My long-time passion for photography started with my first Kodak instamatic 110 camera. Since then, my camera has been my trusty companion reflecting the […]

Historic Marguerita Lane

Historic Marguerita Lane

Thanks to Sarah Emery Bunn at Walking Pasadena and Diana Britt, respectively, for a couple of photos and local history (via Pasadena Heritage) about historic Marguerita Lane… Retired dentist Alexander Schutt (family was Canadian immigrants, first to Wisconsin, then North Dakota) proposed the lane as a group of Spanish Colonial Revival studio houses, an artists […]

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