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Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

Claud’s Mumbo Gumbo is Back

“The sign of a good gumbo is, when you bite into it, it should bite back.” So says the folks how produce the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in New Orleans. If you’re not able to travel to the city known for beignets, éttouffée, Po’boys, crawfish, and jambalaya; Bourbon Street and the French Quarter; the enigmatic […]

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

Farmer Days at Kidspace & Make Your Mark

It’s harvest season and Kidspace is lookin’ for li’l farmers. “Plants games” will be going on in the Nature Exchange, as well as butter making, nature art creating, barnyard boogieing, and spinning wool. For anyone who gets the yen, they can play the gutbucket and washtub bass or else head to the petting zoo, open […]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 3 of 4): Warner’s Egyptian Theater

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 3 of 4): Warner’s Egyptian Theater

By Sheryl Peters, Pasadena Museum of History docent, researcher, and educator. Warner’s Egyptian Theater opened in Pasadena, California on May 6, 1925 as a combination vaudeville, legitimate theater, and movie house.  It offered the latest feature films, newsreels and comedies, plus first rate vaudeville acts between the pictures.  Newspaper articles promoting a gala opening emphasized […]

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. […]

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