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A Musical Legacy

A Musical Legacy

The names of the time were there: Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, James Baldwin, even Charles Heston. And the musicians: Josephine Baker; Lena Horne; 22-year-old Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Peter, Paul & Mary. August 28th, 1963. The March on Washington. “I have a dream today!” roared Martin Luther King, Junior. To commemorate [...]

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Chili Chefs: Bring Your Best

Lake Avenue Church is hosting a “Chili Cook-Off” and somehow this will be paired with a Classic Car Night. Classic cars and chili? With the temperature predicted to hit 91 degrees on Friday, August 23rd, the heat of a good chili may actually cool the body down. Anyone with a favorite chili recipe can entry [...]

Les Miz & Bernstein

Les Miz & Bernstein

This Saturday is the last Festival on the Green event with the California Philharmonic at Santa Anita Racetrack for the 2013 season. From the Broadway National Touring Company, Les Misérables stars Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons will be special guests. Lyons was born and raised in Orange County, attended UCLA, and played Lady Larken in Once [...]

Mid Summer Night

Mid Summer Night

A violinist playing under the stars. A voice serenading the evening sky. Upper Hastings Ranch Association presents the 5th Annual Mid Summer Night Concert Under the Stars on August 24th. The classical side of the musical program will feature The Harmonium Trio with Yin Yin Huang, pianist; Ling Yan, cellist; and Tina Chang Qu, violinist. [...]

Frozen Beah Heah!

Frozen Beah Heah!

Want to celebrate that “breathtaking” throw by Yasiel Puig from the far right foul line all the way to 3rd base taking out Turner of the N.Y. Mets as he tried to slide in head first? Or, how about another home run by Andre Ethier, or a walk off winning hit by Adrian Gonzalez? Will [...]

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Foothill Unity Back to School Event

Seventy-seven percent of Foothill Unity Center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level. We began researching the NPL and found aspe.hhs.gov/poverty, which stands for Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Upon further reading, we found that “poverty thresholds” is the term used [...]

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Hobo Jazz, Evening Yoga & Furcraea macdougalii

Summer Nights at The Arboretum continues Friday, August 16th, with Hobo Jazz. The group describes itself as: We are Hobo Jazz, playing an uneasily classifiable but instantly recognizable blend of roots music and original pre-war soul. Since 2001, we’ve been entertaining our fans and converting our detractors with a glib attitude to match our music. [...]

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Pet Hospital for Future Vets & Physics

Think you have a little future veterinarian on your hands? Saturday, August 17th, Kidspace Museum hosts Banfield Pet Hospital Future Vet Camp. Kids have the opportunity to learn about pet healthcare and veterinary medicine. A veterinarian will lead activities and kids can earn a pet care certificate. This event is free with admission, but pre-registration [...]

Homelessness

Homelessness

Homelessness looks like how I’m feeling about me. Sometimes homelessness looks like I’ve got it all together and know how to present the Diva in me to the world. Yes, a homeless woman can be a diva on a good day. Then, homelessness can feel and look like “Chicken Little” as in the tale of [...]

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Traditional Spanish Gazpacho

Have some extra tomatoes in your garden that you’d rather have on your table? Look no further than Jennie Cook’s traditional Spanish gazpacho, a summer classic perfect for a California August. This recipe is excerpted from a chapter of Who Wants Seconds? on Spanish cooking, which Jennie fell in love with during her travels in [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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