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Music Ed App

Music Ed App
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Musicians Brandon Bernstein and Terry Carter believe in “equal access” and their creation of the free app BandBlast is the product of that belief. Now, with funds from the Pasadena Arts Council, BandBlast has been released by Bernstein and Carter’s organization Music Lifeboat. According to AppBrain.com, BandBlast is an easy-to-use, interactive tool for kids, students, […]

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Katura Reynolds’ Chaucerian Calligraphy

Portland, Oregon-based artist Katura Reynolds was aiming for “something that felt like a sort of mad tea party, Huntington-style,” writes Christine Quach on The Huntington blog. What Reynolds is alluding to is the art work she created for the front windows of the Maple Orientation Gallery. Quach calls them “a snapshot of The Huntington’s library, […]

Four-Course Beer Dinner

Four-Course Beer Dinner

If microbreweries, signature brews, small batches, and craft beers get you out of the barcalounger or off the mountain bike, then take a look… Del Frisco’s Grille on South Lake in Pasadena is teaming up with Golden Road Brewing and offering a 4-course “beer” dinner on July 30th. Executive Chef Angel Flores “will serve creative […]

Artisan, Vintage, Antique & Handmade Beads

Artisan, Vintage, Antique & Handmade Beads

Crystals, stones, and handcut gemstone beads. Fabric, clay, shell, and resin beads. Kiln-fired, torch, and “lampworked” glass beads. Scarab, venetian, and ancient Roman intaglio beads. Tribal, ethnographic, and African trade beads. Yes, it’s all about beads at the 4-day Pasadena Bead & Design Show, July 23rd-26th. One may need a mixture of grande quad lattes […]

Dharkan: The Heartbeat of a Country

Dharkan:  The Heartbeat of a Country

At an early age Mobeen Ansari contracted meningitis, which “impacted his hearing, eyesight, balance, and ability to detect colors” (issue.com). It seems these difficulties have not held back Mobeen Ansari. In an effort to have the world see his homeland of Pakistan through loving eyes as he does, Ansari photographed Pakistani artists, humanitarians, actresses, and bus […]

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

It’s marketed as a 3-day symposium “celebrating all that is weird, wild, and wonderful in the plant kingdom.” “It” is the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California’s exclusive showing and symposium July 23rd-26th at the Huntington. Each day there will be activities like hands-on botanical art workshops; lectures; tours of the Huntington gardens, collections, and […]

National Dance Day!

National Dance Day!

Free dance instruction is offered for kids of all ages (and adults too) at Pasadena Dance Theatre in celebration of National Dance Day on July 25th. Ballet, pre-ballet, floor barre, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, bollywood, African, and salsa are on the program and no advanced registration is required. So moms, dads, kids, and teenagers: […]

Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival

We are grateful to Karol Franks for sharing her photos of the Lavender Festival in Beaumont at 123 Farm. It will definitely be on our calender for next year! Find details at HSresort.com/thelavenderfestival.                           ~~~   Karol Franks is the creative eye of […]

In the Days of Early Polyester

In the Days of Early Polyester

  “in the days of early polyester” by Celeste Gainey   you don’t know yet you are flammable; jars of Miracle Whip, tubs of Polly-O in the fridge. Your moral imperative on ice, the vertical blinds rattling shut, sleek sofa of solid kerosene resisting your body’s impression. You keep saying, Cotton, cotton, the touch, the […]

Opera Kadabra

Opera Kadabra

It’s part stand-up comedy, part magic show, and part operatic oldies but goodies. The video we watched had baritone Patrick Bell of Opera Kadabra singing “Largo al factotum” from Barber of Seville by Rossini…as he escapes from a straight jacket. As an assistant tied him into the straight jacket, Bell chatted, made jokes, then he […]

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