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Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio
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Gloria Lum, cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and adjunct music instructor at Occidental College, began playing the piano at age four, not finding her way to the cello until the age of eight when her brother who said, “Why don’t you play the cello? Nobody plays the cello!” My earliest memory of playing music […]

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

It’s been fifteen years. Fifteen years in which Monica Hubbard says Pasadenan Terry Knowles “has lived and breathed the Master Chorale…and it shows.…She is a visionary and has taken LAMC to new heights. She is a phenomenal leader.” On March 1st, the Los Angeles Master Chorale will hold its annual gala at Disney Hall to […]

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

Sincere thanks to photographer Tina Wallin for sharing her art with us…   My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fueled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories that are unfolding around me. I look for subject matter or stories that are not at first obvious and are […]

Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

Winter Arts Crawl

Winter Arts Crawl

Strolling guests at the South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl may “festoon” their own Chinese lantern with paint, ribbon, and paper in celebration of Kung Hei Fat Choi (Chinese New Year). There will also be a talent show, “Performance Night,” at the Fremont Centre Theatre showcasing local singers, actors, dancers and comics. Pop-up galleries will be […]

Our African-American History Celebrated

Our African-American History Celebrated

Learn, discuss, exchange, eat, and dance these last two weeks of Black History Month… Saturday, Feb. 21: 33rd Annual Black History Parade & Festival, 10 a.m. Begins at Charles White Park (at Fair Oaks and Ventura Street) in Altadena, heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue and ends at Robinson Park, 1080 N. Fair Oaks Ave., […]

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Hillsides Uncorked: From Elton John to Jacob Maarse

Guests are being told to prepare for their palate “to be ignited with Global market dining.” We assume that means dishes representing the unique and intense flavors from around the world. As the eats are to be paired with “bold” red and white wines, as well as specialty cocktails, it’s a rather tempting promotional tease. […]

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Construction: No Longer a Nightmare?

Thinking about a remodel? Afraid of potential problems and headaches you don’t even know about, but are sure exist? Hartman Baldwin Design/Build in Pasadena is offering “The Mid-Construction Showcase,” a free event on February 21st, where guests may see a remodel during construction. Discover goals and challenges, and learn about energy-efficient options. Speak with our […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Working off a lunisolar calendar, where dates indicate the moon phase and the time of the solar year, the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, will be celebrated this year on Thursday, February 19th (it’s the year of the goat). The day is traditionally marked with fireworks, […]

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