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Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Discover Mozart’s Requiem

Anonymous messengers and laying false claims—the story of Mozart’s Requiem is the stuff of intrigue, though much of it appears to be misconception thanks to Hollywood. In reality, Mozart was not poisoned and driven mad by the Italian composer, conductor, and teacher Antonio Salieri, as was so brilliantly conceived in the film Amadeus. Rather Mozart […]

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

Women’s City Club of Pasadena

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena invites interested parties to come and tour historic Blinn house, receive a complimentary drink to celebrate the club’s 70th anniversary, and learn about the benefits of becoming a member. The event is free and open to the public.   Women’s City Club Open House Thursday, Jan. 29th, 6:30-9 p.m. […]

The Whipping Man

The Whipping Man

On April 13, 1865, the war is over and Caleb DeLeon returns home to Richmond, Virginia to find the family mansion in ruins. Surprisingly, it is being guarded by the family’s elderly house slave Simon. These two men are later joined be another family slave, young John. Officially, there are no such things as “master” […]

Embracing Black History

Embracing Black History

We begin a month of celebrating Black and African-American history. Of course, 28 days is hardly enough to learn and understand the breadth, depth, and nuance of the African experience since 19 Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, but it’s a start. The observance—celebrating Black history and increasing the knowledge of Black history—began in 1926 […]

Pasadena Int’l Film Festival: Year 2

Pasadena Int’l Film Festival: Year 2

Executive Director/Founder Jessica Hardin and Creative Director/Co-Founder Marco Neves are looking to fill a void. We would add, not just to fill a void but to provide a full-service, varied, distinctive experience. The Pasadena International Film Festival is not just a series of short and feature films reflecting various genres, stories, and skills, but taps […]

Mystery History Comes to PMH: A Chat with Ann Erdman

Mystery History Comes to PMH: A Chat with Ann Erdman

January 30th marks the opening of “Mystery History,” a new exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History. The creator or Mystery History, Ann Erdman, was kind enough to answer some questions…   HP: What drew you to these historical photos? Are you a historian, did you study history, are you interested in your own family […]

Rosie Bowl

Rosie Bowl

If men running and cutting, slamming and tackling are not your thing, then rather than labor through Super Bowl XLIX, maybe Rosie Bowl II will be to your liking. The Pawtriots and Sea Dogs, shelter dogs at the Pasadena Humane Society, have been committed and training hard. They will take to the “gridiron” looking for […]

Urban Forest Survey

Urban Forest Survey

For 24 years, the Arbor Day Foundation has designated Pasadena as a “Tree City USA.” Within the City limits, 63,500 trees are growing and under the care of the Pasadena Department of Public Works. Responsibilities include planting, small tree care, pruning, and, when necessary, removing public trees. Plantings and re-plantings include species such as Chinese […]

Share Food. Spread Love

Share Food. Spread Love

Jennie Cook knows it’s a busy night. And this year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday. Cook asks, How will you appreciate your loved ones on the busiest restaurant night of the year? Her suggestion? Eat in the comfort of your own home with a meal prepared by expert, loving hands. Start the evening with […]

Wounds of Existence

Wounds of Existence

Since the 1980s, Jim Morphesis has been one of the most influential members of the expressionist art movement in Los Angeles. The paintings of Morphesis engage with the universal themes of the self, life, death, myth, and spirituality in personal and meaningful ways. Taking its title from what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the eternal wounds of […]

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