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Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

One of today’s most prolific modern musical theater composers and one of the most prolific composers in the history of opera. Webber and Puccini. The California Philharmonic‘s Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini-themed concert with Maestro Victor Vener is hitting the racetrack this Saturday, July 13th. Soprano Lori Stinson, dramatic tenor Christopher Campbell, and bass baritone Cedric [...]

Chicken Strips with Ginger-Apricot Sauce

Chicken Strips with Ginger-Apricot Sauce

Thanks to Julienne Fine Foods and Celebrations in San Marino for this week’s contribution to “Mangiamo.” This dish is a particular favorite of customers with young children, because kids and parents like it equally—and it works great for a picnic, too. Be sure to plan ahead, because the secret of the recipe is that the [...]

Never Too Many Mariachis

Never Too Many Mariachis

You can never have too many mariachis, can you? The Rose Bowl put this to the test on Sunday during the 2013 Gold Cup match between Panama and Mexico when 566 (according to the L.A. Times) or 586 el mariachi (according to ABC13) played during halftime. Violinists, trumpeters, and other musicians performed “Cielito Lindo” and [...]

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Flight Night: Summer Wines

Vertical Wine Bistro and the L.A. Times are offering flights of wine on Tuesday, July 16th, which includes “conversations with wine connoisseurs,” as well as charcuterie and hors d’oeuvres. Participating wineries include Chateau St. Michelle at Canoe Ridge Estate, Aveleda, Alexander Valley, Chateau St. Jean, Matua, O Wines, Porta & Douro, Rodney Strong, Smokepoint, Stag’s [...]

Sustainability Is the Answer

Sustainability Is the Answer

South Pasadena begins its summer concerts in the park this Sunday with the classic rock band The Answer. Before you start rockin’ out, you will have time to learn about sustainability and get green tips from San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership, Green Station, the Air Quality Management District, West Coast Arborists, TruGreen Landcare, Athens Services, [...]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

By Sheryl Peters Eva Fenyes came to Pasadena in 1896, attracted by the temperate climate, the beautiful landscape, and the quality of light which is so unique to Southern California. Eva was a watercolor artist and a patron of the arts, commissioning and collecting work to be hung in the mansion she built at 170 [...]

Funky Punks for Kids

Funky Punks for Kids

“Jugglers, dancers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers, trampoline tricksters, super-slippery table sliders, the human body, and even a plunger!” These are the Funk Punks. They are the kids entertainment section of the Troubadour Theater Company, an “interactive, physical comedy clown troupe.” There will be a pre-concert KidZone and the food court will feature Saavy Ranch Catering, 7ate9, Koolfruit, [...]

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

Strangelove & Depeche Mode

The party’s in the Plaza. The Plaza at the Pasadena Convention Center during their Music on the Plaza Series. Friday, June 28th, the tribute band Strangelove that supposedly has four members that not only sound, but also look like the real members of Depeche Mode. They are said to deliver a “fun and staggeringly authentic [...]

Arroyo Vista Inn: Eggs Florentine

Arroyo Vista Inn: Eggs Florentine

Thank you to Pat Wright and Arroyo Vista Inn for contributing this week’s “Mangiamo” recipe-of-the-week. Makes approximately 12 servings Ingredients: 3 tablespoons pesto ½ cup grated Parmesan 1 cup sliced mushrooms, sautèed ½ cup tomatoes, sautèed 3 cloves garlic 2½ cups cottage cheese 3 cups fresh spinach 1 cup grated mozzarella ½ cup grated Parmesan 4 [...]

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Most of us probably remember Donna Summer’s disco version: MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think I can take ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again Likening love to [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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