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Bee-Luther-Hatchee

Bee-Luther-Hatchee

Who has the right to a life’s story—the person who lived it, or the people who were touched by it? This is the central unanswerable question behind Bee-Luther-Hatchee, a play by Thomas Gibbons…. Intelligent and unsettling, Bee-Luther-Hatchee pulls off a nearly impossible trick: creating a situation in which two people, at a complete bypass, are both right and […]

Word/Play

Word/Play

No one tells MUSE/IQUE to sit in the corner and be quiet… From Stephen Sondheim to Bob Dylan and Carole King, from Cole Porter to Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda—sometimes lyricists are so brilliant that their work becomes the word. In a local temple of literacy, MUSE/IQUE brings LA’s best musicians and vocalists together to explore how […]

Music, Martinis & the Maestro

Music, Martinis & the Maestro

In Noor’s Sofia ballroom, 240 guests will sip martinis and enjoy an intimate performance by members of the California Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by an interactive discussion with maestro Victor Vener. Now sipping martinis at 2 p.m. may not be on one’s regularly scheduled Sunday, but if one plans accordingly, it could be a delightful near-end to […]

Black History Month 2017

Black History Month 2017

Thank you to the City of Pasadena for this comprehensive rundown of Black History Month events: Celebrate Black History 2017 in Pasadena by attending the parade and other special events, lectures and activities beginning Saturday, February 4, through Sunday, March 19, 2017. the City and volunteer Black History Parade & Festival Planning Committee present a […]

Making Black Los Angeles

Making Black Los Angeles

Drawing from an extensive database of all African American households between 1850 and 1910, historian Marne L. Campbell will share the stories of middle-class African Americans who lived, worked, and established a community of their own in the growing city of Los Angeles in celebration of Black History Month on February 21 at Pasadena Museum […]

God Looked Away

God Looked Away

He was born Thomas Lanier Williams in Columbus, Mississippi and would become known to the world as Tennessee Williams. His father was a traveling salesman and so often away for work that young Williams lived the first ten years of his life with his grandparents. Cornelius Coffin Williams has been described as loud, a “hard” drinker, […]

Valentine Yum

Valentine Yum

  For those with a sweet tooth and people they love, here’s some ideas for celebrating the day of love. Pasadena’s Marco Paolo Chocolates are handmade artisan truffles—stunningly beautiful and darn delicious. Order online by February 8 in order to receive by Valentine’s Day on February 14. Include a personal note free of charge. MarcoPaoloChocolates.com.   […]

Day One: Networking for a Cause

Day One: Networking for a Cause

“I think what Day One does is really listen to what’s going on in the community and we care,” says Christy Zamani, Executive Director of Day One. “That’s it. We really care. We’re the advocates for the community members that are too busy to understand what’s going on in their own backyard.” On July 28th, […]

“Delightfully Strange” Piallat

“Delightfully Strange” Piallat

What started as a career as a travel and documentary photographer evolved into large scale installation-making, blending painting, drawing, and sculpture—and with the elements of light remaining as the primary and key instrument. Christophe Piallat was born in Queens, New York in 1970 and followed his artistic desires—camera in hand—while in his early 20s. He […]

Pasadena POPS in Summer

Pasadena POPS in Summer

No matter what style of music moves your soul, sometimes the setting at a particular moment makes all the difference. No one’s home and your strutting down the hallway belting out Pat Benetar’s “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”… hearing your kid singing and practicing his guitar—hitting his stride during Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line”… a clambake on […]

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