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Isadora Duncan: Free

Isadora Duncan: Free

Even those too young to know the whole story, know of the scarf. Yet, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) was much more than the legend who died so tragically when her scarf became entangled in the open-spoked wheel of a Bugatti where it quickly pulled taut, then snapped her neck. She was a free-spirit and free-thinker, and more importantly, she was […]

It’s M/Manifestation

It’s M/Manifestation

The Arts Center is hosting the first-ever west coast exhibition of M/M (Paris). One “M” is Mathias Augustyniak, while the other “M” is Michaël Amzalag. Together, they make up the well-known Paris-based art and design team that began collaborating in 1992. “M/M (Paris) holds a unique position in the international landscape of graphic design. In addition […]

Elizabeth House at Noor

Elizabeth House at Noor

“Elizabeth House is one of those homes to which it’s tough to say goodbye; those who walk through its doors tend to return, time and time again, year after year.” This is the sentiment towards Pasadena’s shelter for homeless, pregnant women and their children. “Alumnae” are known to return for reunions or special events like […]

One City, One Story

One City, One Story

“A haunting and unforgettable story about coming of age during extraordinary times and about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.” This is a description of this year’s One City, One Story selection: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, which is her fictional debut. Walker was born and […]

Women in Networking

Women in Networking

Besides being a Pasadena Weekly columnist and having her one woman show Now That She’s Gone, Ellen Snortland is a goodwill ambassador for the National Women’s History Project, which began in 1980 and successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women’s History Month. To celebrate her-story and our stories, we found the following poem […]

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Pasta with Cauliflower Sauce

Mediterranean Magic by Marinella Pollo In recognition of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, revealed this week in the conclusion of a five-year diet experiment conducted in Spain, I was inspired this morning to share one of my personal favorites from my cookbook You Never Grow Old at the Dinner Table. Having had grandparents live […]

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with P’s Master Chorale

Sergei Rachmaninoff composed his All-Night Vigil (also known as Vespers) during a three-week period in 1915. It is a towering achievement and a work of deep faith. Comprised of fifteen movements and based largely on Russian Orthodox chants, the All-Night Vigil is a technical and emotional tour de force. Sung without instruments and lasting just over […]

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

Community Garden—Get Your Bed!

  Pasadena Community Gardens’ mission is to create eco-friendly, edible, and sustainable public community gardens in Pasadena—tranquil locations in which Pasadenans can, for a nominal annual cost, grow fresh and pesticide-free vegetable, fruit, herbs, and flowers in their own garden bed. All Pasadena residents are invited to become a member of Pasadena Community Gardens located […]

Handcrafted Modern

Handcrafted Modern

Another mid-century architecture lecture? Not really. On March 9th, local artist Leslie Williamson will examine the private worlds behind famed personalities who broke the mold in the 50s and 60s when it came to architecture, art, and design. Williamson will share her compelling collection of photographs that show the homes now—iconic personalities such as Jerome and […]

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Thank you, Molly Taylor, for letting us know about The Sweets Truck’s fundraiser on March 2nd and for sharing your… Ahhhhhmazing Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars Ingredients: 1 (16 oz. package) Oreo cookies 1 stick butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips […]

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