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Endangered Cultures

Endangered Cultures

I started by making one shirt for my son. He came home and told me that his buddies working at Val Surf asked about it. I didn’t pay attention at first. Then I was making them for him, and his friends were ordering. One friend said he wore a shirt to a party and folks [...]

Lead and Your Sketch Pad

Lead and Your Sketch Pad

Take a sip, take a listen, and draw a few lines… The NELAart organization is having its first LEAD event at the Verdugo Bar on Sunday, August 11th. The idea is for people to grab their sketch pad, pencils, pens, charcoal, pastels, or whatever their means, and join “like-minded creatives of all styles” to create, [...]

Tempest in the Garden

Tempest in the Garden

“It’s a dark and stormy night.” So Shakespeare’s The Tempest begins—not with those exact words, of course, but with a storm conjured by Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, setting this tale in motion. A more appropriate quote may be from the play itself, with its shipwreck victims, a strange plot, and a mischievous spirit—”Misery [...]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 2 of 4): The Mission Theater

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 2 of 4): The Mission Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator Clune’s Broadway Theater, built by William (Billy) Clune on Eva Fenyes’ property at 528 South Broadway in Los Angeles, opened in October 1910. Just months later, in March of 1911, Clune’s Pasadena Theater opened at 61 West Colorado Street. While Eva did not own [...]

Summer Drinks with Matcha

Summer Drinks with Matcha

Thank you to Flour + Tea for their contribution to this week’s Mangiamo. These delicious summer beverages highlight the use of our premium matcha powder (sold in store). As you know, the many health benefits and uses of matcha is enticing for healthy living. There are many interesting ways to incorporate matcha into your family’s lifestyle—use [...]

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, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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