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It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

It’s Time to Replenish Our Air Supply

“Here I am/The one that you love/Asking for another day/Understand that the one that you love/Loves you in so many ways.” British-born Graham Russell and Aussie Russell Hitchcock are back for your soft rocking pleasure. Having recorded 17 studio albums, which created eight Top Ten hits in the U.S. during the 1980s, and selling more than [...]

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

The South Pasadena Music Center will be the location for the quarterly literary event called “Beginning Again” presented by Personal SPACE. This is an evening of “true stories told by local writers on a theme.” We are told the event usually sells out, so we encourage those interested to rsvp asap. Participating writers include Pasadena Magazine [...]

Baby & Kidz Expo

Baby & Kidz Expo

A petting zoo, Sponge Bob and Dora, balloon animals, a basketball toss, a football toss, and bounce houses galore. Small trains, big trains, electric animal rides. Snow cones, Wii, karate demonstrations with audience participation, and even a diaper derby race. One kid even said, “This is better than Disneyland.” It’s “The Parent, Baby, Toddler & [...]

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger: Thanks, Lionel!

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger:  Thanks, Lionel!

From January 12th to 17th, Pasadena salutes Lionel Sternberger for his mastery, insight, pioneering innovation and daring in placing a piece of cheese atop a hamburger for the first time in recorded culinary history at his father’s roadside stand, the Rite Spot at 1500 West Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Legend has it that the teenaged [...]

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

Ignite! The Art of Sustainability

What role may museums play when it comes to “building healthy communities, both human and nature”? A statewide dialogue ensued between contemporary artists and museum leaders, environmentalists, scientists, and “community stakeholders.” Thirteen of California’s foremost environmental artists collaborate to communicate a heightened connection to their natural surroundings through rich imagery using a variety of media [...]

A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

Since the 1960s, Jouyssance and its parent organization, the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, have been dedicated to performing both familiar and obscure repertoire of the 14th through mid 17th centuries. Although primarily a vocal ensemble, Jouyssance often features performances and accompaniments by period instruments. Sunday, January 12th, Jouyssance will continue its legacy of early music [...]

125th Rose Parade

125th Rose Parade

Forty-five floats, six rose princesses, a queen named Ana, and an icon named Scully. It’s time for the 125th Rose Parade, Wednesday, January 1st at 8 a.m. Cal Poly, La Cañada, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena will have local, self-built floats reflecting this year’s “Dreams Come True” theme. The local cities of Alhambra and Glendale will [...]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya [...]

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

Bon à Tirer ❘ Good to Go

“In my mind, lithography has been linked to the great white whooping crane,” wrote painter and printmaker June Wayne in a 1990 essay. “In all the world there were only 36 cranes left, and in the United States there were no master printers able to work with the creative spectrum of our artists. The artist-lithographers, like [...]

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs

Wonder of Dinosaurs states that it is “America’s largest traveling dinosaur exhibition featuring over 100 museum quality robotic and static dinosaurs.” Each pre-historic display places together the dinosaurs as they have been found around the world with detailed information on their origins, their size, and other scientific information. Besides the exhibits, there will also be things [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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