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Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Kate Tripping to Good Luck Gallery in Chinatown

Painter and assemblage artist Kate Carvellas took a day trip to Chinatown, visiting Good Luck Gallery to see the latest exhibit, mixed media works by Andrew Frieder. She snapped pics of her favorite pieces, continued to take pictures as she walked around Chinatown, and now is using those images as inspiration for her next paintings. […]

Inter-City Cactus

Inter-City Cactus

The folks who have cactus water in their veins (i.e., a passion for the cacti) are joining together with the Cactus and Succulent societies of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Gabriel Valley to show, talk about, judge, award, and sell cacti at the Inter-City Cactus Show & Sale on August 8th-9th at the Arboretum. […]

Tommy Lasorda’s “My Way”

Tommy Lasorda’s “My Way”

Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn’t about being the best, but about believing you are the best.¹ In My Way, Colin Gunderson, who worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 13 years, leads readers through the days, life, and legend of famed manager Tommy Lasorda. Gunderson travels back to Lasorda’s childhood in Norristown, Pennsylvania to […]

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

Vegetarian Dinners, Meat Lovers & Black Squid

There are 7 Continents and 7 Oceans on the globe. There are 7 Colors in the rainbow and 7 Notes on the musical scale. There is a pattern of 7 Stars, which are guiding stars (The Big Dipper) and there are 7 Objects in the solar system that are visible to the naked eye. There […]

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

New York Magazine gives it a critic rating of 5 out of 5 and says the ice cream appeals to the “impulsive tot who dashes out into traffic after the Good Humor man,” as well as the hormone-free, pasture-raised foodies, and styrofoam and plastic-dissing “politically correct environmentalist.” One may argue that enjoying food that is […]

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

Parks After Dark

Parks After Dark

South Pasadena hosts “Park After Dark” on Tuesday, August 4th at Orange Grove Park in South Pasadena. Food trucks, a video game truck, inflatables, and a face painter will keep kids busy, full, and laughing. Local community entities, such as the South Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will be on site “to strengthen relationships in […]

Live at the Park

Live at the Park

Nothing quite says summer like a supper picnic in the park with a blanket spread on the ground, already-abandoned mini-me beach chairs for the little ones, a few camping chairs for those who can’t get down the ground (or up) so easily anymore, and—with the sun setting and the spotlights coming up—the sound of instruments […]

Free Mulch!

Free Mulch!

Mulch is the answer! Not completely, but it’s a wonderful means for retaining moisture in the soil, controlling weeds, and even giving a finishing touch to a lawn. Julie Gutierrez, Pasadena Assistant City Manager, explains that “by mulching and re-purposing tree trimmings from Pasadena street trees, we divert material from our landfill and reduce carbon […]

Embroidering in Architecture

Embroidering in Architecture

In 1908, Mary and David Gamble commissioned architects Charles and Henry Greene to create a summer residence for their family. Initially, the house was home to Mr. and Mrs. Gamble and their youngest son Clarence, but they were soon joined by Mary’s younger sister, Julia. Aunt Julia, as she was called, had a bedroom with […]

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