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Dear Hometown Pasadena reader: I have some news, which I’m sorry to share as Hometown Pasadena readers and subscribers have been so supportive of this online magazine. I am taking a hiatus. For about five weeks (more or less). My 82-year-old mother has been fighting breast cancer, though it’s toward the end of treatment. Thankfully, she’s doing […]

2016 Bridge Party

2016 Bridge Party

Beautiful steel rims and pony seats, Wreck N Sow and Crimson Crowbar, rum punch and lemon lager, and Bling Bling dumpling’s and Big Mama’s ribs: get yourself ready for Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Colorado Bridge Street Party. For the last “Party,” we arrived just as the sun was heading for the treetops. We strolled the walkway of […]

Fifty Shades of Pianissimo & Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex

Fifty Shades of Pianissimo & Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex

Just these titles make it worth taking a deeper look… Fifty Shades of Pianissimo Salsa Is Not Necessarily Sex Music @ Boston Court presents its Summer Main Stage Series with Piano Spheres’ Vicki Ray, a musical theater extravaganza, “an ear-bending evening including Stockhausen’s magnum opus Kontakte,” and a Bolivian chanteuse. The series opens Friday, July […]

History Lit Opens July 9th

History Lit Opens July 9th

Our gratitude to Unbound Productions for providing stills from the upcoming 2016 History Lit, which opens on July 9. As in the 2012 productions, the program includes adaptations of Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Two Altars: Or Two Pictures in One. New this year is an adaptation of L. Frank  Baum’s The Girl Who […]

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

The Huntington: Relieve the Heat of Summer

A few weeks ago, our earthly oven rose to 106 degrees. To put it mildly, it was ghastly. By midday, if one was not in an air-conditioned setting, it was difficult to put words together and actually make comprehensible sentences. In other words, our brain was mush. Then our dear parents came to town for Hometown Pasadena’s teenage […]

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

    Gerda Govine Ituarte uses words like a painter employs a brush—with a strong definitive stroke heavy with paint, revealing grooves and ridges, depth and texture, or a flick of the wrist creating a wisp of an expression, a stipple light as air. Gerda’s poetry paints pictures previously unimagined… Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny […]

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Content courtesy of Moonday Poetry Series (thank you, Lois. P. Jones!): We’re so excited about our June features! Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles will shake up Moonday with new work and a taste of his fantastic anthology of Los Angeles, “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles.” […]

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

It’s summer and it’s time, even more than usual, for enjoying the great outdoors. Not as in hiking the Sam Merrill Trail or Sunset Cliffs, but the great outdoors of the town of Pasadena. Magnolia House on South Lake has opened a sidewalk patio just in time for summer and lingering brunches—which, of course, could occur (if necessary) […]

Write Teachers

Write Teachers

Imagine five hours of soaking up the knowledge and experience of three respected authors, which also includes a writing workshop, a question and answer session, and the ever-loving prospect to buy more books. A perfect day, yes? Flintridge Bookstore welcomes international bestselling author Anne Perry, anthology editor and author of The Bone Weaver Victoria Zackheim, […]

You Are Here

You Are Here

We glance to the right while walking east on Colorado Boulevard, just before the corner at Hudson Avenue. “790 Colorado” the silver signage says, listing below some tax consultants and a number to call for executive suites. Yet it’s the irregular bobbing and weaving of two red balloons attached to a makeshift easel that catches our attention. […]

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