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God Looked Away

God Looked Away

He was born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi and would become known to the world as Tennessee Williams. His father was a traveling salesman and so often away for work that young Williams lived the first ten years of his life with his grandparents. Cornelius Coffin Williams has been described as loud, a “hard” drinker, […]

Valentine Yum

Valentine Yum

  For those with a sweet tooth and people they love, here’s some ideas for celebrating the day of love. Pasadena’s Marco Paolo Chocolates are handmade artisan truffles—stunningly beautiful and darn delicious. Order online by February 8 in order to receive by Valentine’s Day on February 14. Include a personal note free of charge. MarcoPaoloChocolates.com.   […]

Day One: Networking for a Cause

Day One: Networking for a Cause

“I think what Day One does is really listen to what’s going on in the community and we care,” says Christy Zamani, Executive Director of Day One. “That’s it. We really care. We’re the advocates for the community members that are too busy to understand what’s going on in their own backyard.” On July 28th, […]

“Delightfully Strange” Piallat

“Delightfully Strange” Piallat

What started as a career as a travel and documentary photographer evolved into large scale installation-making, blending painting, drawing, and sculpture—and with the elements of light remaining as the primary and key instrument. Christophe Piallat was born in Queens, New York in 1970 and followed his artistic desires—camera in hand—while in his early 20s. He […]

Pasadena POPS in Summer

Pasadena POPS in Summer

No matter what style of music moves your soul, sometimes the setting at a particular moment makes all the difference. No one’s home and your strutting down the hallway belting out Pat Benetar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”… hearing your kid singing and practicing his guitar—hitting his stride during Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line”… a clambake on […]

Rosé Soirée for PCDA

Rosé Soirée for PCDA

  The historic, restored, and meticulously re-created Blacker House will be the location for Taste of Summer’s 2nd Annual Rosé Soirée on July 17. Seasonal dishes and wine pairings will be hand-selected by Chef Claud Beltran. Over 40 dry rosés from France, Italy, Germany, and California are to be sampled and live jazz adds to the evening’s mood. […]

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Tuesday Suppers & Modern America

Chef Claud Beltran may be behind the counter whisking a sauce at The Eatery, popping in to his newest endeavor Bacchus Kitchen, or be on location cooking and supervising a meal for hundreds of guests at the many benefits he supports, such as The Feast at Baldwin Ranch benefitting the Arboretum’s youth programs or his […]

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Much of the beauty of summer is being and “doing” outdoors. As Southern Californians, the outdoors is available to us almost every single day, but summer does provoke a feeling all its own. One of the elements that makes summer summer is concerts in the park. The 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena […]

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

From fantasy and the young adult genre to Christmas novellas and a World War I series—let alone her Thomas Pitt and William Monk historical murder and mystery series—one has to admire bestselling author Anne Perry’s prolificacy. To date, she’s written close to one hundred books, story collections, and novellas in less than forty years. Patricia Mahon has been […]

It’s Time for Poker!

It’s Time for Poker!

Content thanks to Cancer Support Community Pasadena. The 6th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament will be held on Friday, June 24th at Flying A Garage. Over 150 guests are expected to attend and play Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack surrounded by a private collection of antique and restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron […]

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