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Vaud & the Villians

Vaud & the Villians

There are 19 villains in Vaud and the Villains, beginning with Vaud Overstreet who’s described as “charlatan, seducer, tenor saxophone.” Born 1892. Big Daddy’s a fence, loan shark, and slum lord. Oh yes, and fiddle man, vocals. Shadie Sadie Sinclair probably doesn’t need to be explained. Coco Gitan is listed as a “sultry Creole queen, French [...]

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

She was a high school drop out, began work at a factory at the age of fifteen, and, by her own admission, said in regards to standards of art: “I didn’t have any.” Many articles about June Wayne (1918-2011) state that she dropped out of high school because she wanted to become an artist. After reading Betty [...]

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Random

Random pics from here and there… Starting with one (top right) by Isabella Faith while in the Arroyo with friends…           Followed by completely random images…              

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

Free in July at PSC & “Thanks for the Memories”

The Pasadena Senior Center is above and beyond what one would imagine a senior center to be. It’s not housed in a run down, depressing building along a side street; the ol’ folk out of site, out of mind. The Pasadena Senior Center is new-ish (extensive renovations were completed in 1998) and it has lovely [...]

Calling All Artists

Calling All Artists

Friday, July 25th is the deadline to apply for inclusion in the 9th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk. All artists may apply to exhibit and sell their work, as well as participate in a juried show. A minimum of three and a maximum of five images of art work must be a part of the artist’s application [...]

Cacti & Succulents at the Huntington

Cacti & Succulents at the Huntington

Now that we’re deep into, and not soon emerging from, a serious drought, the Huntington’s annual Cactus and Succulent Sale, June 28th-29th, is even more relevant. Hundreds of outstanding and intriguing plants will be on view as the Cactus and Succulent Society of America presents its 49th annual show and sale (with an early-bird sale [...]

2014 L.A. Street Food Fest

2014 L.A. Street Food Fest

We’ve heard good things and bad things, marvelous raves and emphatic thumbs down, but we’re still going to provide a promo for this year’s L.A. Street Food Fest held at the Rose Bowl because, well, we love food. Any time there is an opportunity to avail ourselves of a wide selection of cuisines and libations, [...]

Women + Business = Celebrate

Women + Business = Celebrate

Best selling author (Helen of Pasadena, Elizabeth the First Wife), columnist, humorist (The Chaos Chronicles), award-winning talk show host (The Satellite Sisters), and Lian Dolan will moderate the 6th Annual Women In Business Luncheon on Thursday, June 26th at the Langham. Dolan’s innate public speaking ability and humor is reason enough to attend, let alone [...]

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

Toros Pottery on the Boulevard

It’s one thing to be brought while you’re still in wee nappies and quite another to immigrate to America when you’re a nineteen-year-old and can’t speak a word of English. Toros Tngrian, along with his parents and siblings left the USSR and arrived in California in 1980. (Their homeland, the modern Republic of Armenia did [...]

Le Salon – 2014-2015 Season

Le Salon – 2014-2015 Season

If we scooted up in our chair, we could’ve touched her arm. As it was, we could hear her breathing. As Ms. Searmi Park played her violin at the final concert of Le Salon de Musiques’ 2013-1014 season, immersion and emotion manifested through her body. She sat at the edge of her chair and as the music of Beethoven’s piano [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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