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The Juggler

The Juggler

The Juggler by Cheryl Klein Every night, Amalia Reyna prayed to Saint Julian to make her reborn. As whom or what, she didn’t know, so that was part of her prayer: Dear Saint Julian in Heaven, make me…. Then her thoughts would trail off. She’d found the candle at the corner store one day when [...]

Artisans’ Union: Family

Artisans’ Union: Family

We have all gotten that ambiguous invite to a friend’s show and arrive having no idea what we’re walking into. For The Artisans Union, that’s a good thing. AU, is different than your typical theater experience. The group, a team of established writers, actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, poets, improvisors and more revive the spirit of [...]

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Summer Wicked Lit: The Doll

Set in 1931 England, The Doll tells the story of Jane Joska and Miss O’Brien, two dutiful caretakers within the home of the beleaguered Colonel Masters. When young Monica is given a package that arrives mysteriously at their doorstep, a force enters the house that turns their quiet little world upside down. (Official text) Unbound Productions, which has offered [...]

SparkleBlob

SparkleBlob

It’s being called an “Art Action.” SparkleBlob is the creation of Julianna Parr and is characterized as an arts and performance collective. On Saturday, August 2nd, they are having a full day of art exhibitions, an auction, live music, a DJ, food, and “artsy carnival games…and a fabulous live show at 8 p.m.” Jason Myers [...]

Naughty, Bawdy Puppets

Naughty, Bawdy Puppets

Here’s what naughty puppets do after you put the kids to bed. (Time Out New York) Bawdy blast from Kermit’s evil cousin. (Sun-Herald) PUPPET UP! – Uncensored consists of 80 original Jim Henson puppets manned by six puppeteers who are as part of the show as their inanimate counterparts. In 2006, PUPPET UP! (executive produced [...]

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Wine & Cheese Flights & Sam Maloof

Sam Maloof was the first craftsman awarded the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship. The Smithsonian Institution declared Maloof “America’s most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman.” His rocking chair has been described as having “sinewy sculpted lines” and “a modern stylistic aesthetic of clean lines born of practical consideration.” Beauty comes not from added ornamentation. It comes from enhancement [...]

“Two Decades of Amazing”

“Two Decades of Amazing”

It began as a family project, a way for Sierra Madre educator Gayle Blumel to offer her children to have a “meaningful and nurturing summer program.” “It” became the GATE Summer Musical Program. The name has morphed into the Pasadena Musical Theatre Program and is now celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary. Over two decades, thousands [...]

Living Green Expo

Living Green Expo

Conservation and sustainability will be on the tips of tongues at the Green Living Expo in South Pasadena on Sunday, July 20th. A variety of hybrid cars and bicycles may be seen and ogled at a “clean air” show and workshops on yard design and turf rebates (for South Pas residents) and water wise plants and irrigating them [...]

Baking Bread 101

Baking Bread 101

She was an official expat for nearly a decade. Unsurprisingly, once Debra Cohen returned home, American bread just didn’t really do it for her. Debra began baking using techniques gleaned from French and German bakers (and the New York Times). Now, Debra runs a “home-based” bakery in Altadena and delivers fresh loaves to lucky recipients. [...]

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

Walking the Gardens, Plant Advice & Evening Concerts

The days are getting hot and will only become more so as we head further into July, then August and September. Sometimes it is so hot, it’s difficult to enjoy the wonders that are our world. So, how about getting out before the heat strikes and see what’s blooming at the Arboretum? Docent-led walking tours [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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