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Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog

Pritchard Trio at The Fretted Frog

We had the opportunity to attend a fundraiser for Light Bringer Project where the featured musician was David Pritchard. The guitars were acoustic and Pritchard, along with Kevin Tiernan and Ioannis Markoulakis to make up the Pritchard Trio, seemed to venture from gentle jazz and Latin, classical and folk, to blues and slightly country. The […]

Time Twists

Time Twists

“Fetish-like, re-weaved stuff collected from our lives.” This is the description of the pieces by Mike Mollett who is guest artist at Val Echavarria’s Casa Marengo in Highland Park. Mike calls his pieces twists, time-twists, gates, and balls. One twist—a NOLA twist—he made from using New Orleans home security wires given to him by an […]

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters

Lunching with the Satellite Sisters

Many may know local author, columnist, and humorist Lian Dolan. If not, be assured she’s a woman who emigrated from Connecticut to California with her particularly East Coast humor intact, and we thank the universe for that. Last year, we attended Pasadena Magazine‘s Women in Business Luncheon and Lian was the moderator for an incredible […]

Nat ‘n’ Mom

Nat ‘n’ Mom

The inaugural Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is in a few weeks and we caught up with local artist Meriel Stern who’s collaborated with her son Nat to create products they’ll be selling the weekend of April 25th-26th in Central Park, Pasadena.   Meriel shared with us some details about their creative journey… The Nat’n’Mom […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

SPHS Destination Imagination

SPHS Destination Imagination

Imagination to innovation. Diverse approaches. Taking risks. Incorporating STEM, which is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Patience, flexibility, and persistence. Potatoes and world domination? These are parts of the mission of and requirements for Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides project-based educational programs to foster creativity and innovation. One of […]

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

Over 80 artists have roamed the grounds of the Arboretum looking, searching, waiting for that feeling, that moment of “aha,” finding the spot that speaks to them and ignited their creative energy. Having found “their” spot, these artists have used clay, metal, and mixed media to create pieces representing, says curator Patricia Ferber, the “harmony […]

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Rachel Worby, Muse/Ique‘s founder and conductor, states that Quattrosound’s “energy is unmatched.” At the 14th Annual Latin Grammy’s, Quattrosound was nominated for Best New Artist. The ensemble blends Latin pop, jazz, and classical, what the group calls “popzzical,” which is also the name of its debut album. Quattrosound, writes Worby, “share(s) our passion to rethink rules […]

A Time of Revolution

A Time of Revolution

A few weeks ago, we were winding our way through back roads from Old Greenwich in Connecticut to a little neighborhood in the Southfield association of Stamford and we stopped to take a picture of a particular house. On the way back to the car, we saw a break in the shrubs and found a […]

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

Women in construction. Of course there are women in the construction industry. Right? Then we pause, think a little, peddle back through our memories, remember the whistles and cat-calling as we walked by construction sites, but no, we can’t remember ever seeing a woman wielding a concrete grinder, up on scaffolding with a torch welding […]

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