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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 […]

Facing the Competition

Facing the Competition

The flavors of barbecue are said to define the palate in the cattle country of Missouri, and Kansas City will be the site of the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 National Convention where—as the winner of Western Region competition—Pasadena’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Student Team will vie for top honors against their Central, Northeast, and Southeast […]

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

We’re strolling the streets of Sierra Madre, aimlessly, sipping on an iced latte, and live music caresses our ears. We follow the tune to its source—a trio of men strumming, picking and bowing, seated around a table in the front patio of Lucky Baldwin’s. The table is littered with ignored napkins and utensils, a full water jug, and […]

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Last Saturday while running errands and playing chauffeur to an as-yet unlicensed 16-year-old, what we saw had us making u-turns from Altadena right down into South Pas. Right and below: A new build on Los Robles Avenue, north of Glenarm Street.             At first, the magenta sign below was so […]

Magical Music at the Mill

Magical Music at the Mill

Surrounded by pomegranate trees on the patio at the Old Mill in San Marino, guests may enjoy a summer evening, sitting only feet away from the musicians. Once every month, the Old Mill presents intimate summer concerts, and this year it’s all about the ensemble of instrumental performers, as in four of them. On June 28th, […]

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Father’s Day, June 15th, opens Levitt Pavilion Pasadena‘s summer of 50 free concerts. Jazz singer Barbara Morrision kicks things off Sunday evening with her jazz program. After a twenty-year career, Morrison has been called legendary, acclaimed, and compared to some of the greatest female jazz and blues singers. She’s appeared and performed with the likes of […]

Need a Spare?

Need a Spare?

Various sights seen while running errands, going to meetings, completing jury duty…           Lots of cranes, road closures, and building going on around town…here is intersection of El Molino Avenue and Green Street…   At El Molino Avenue and Ardmore Road, a big puff ball of a tree…       […]

“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Believe” at Ave. 50 Studio

“Three years ago I was blessed and honored to be awarded an artist fellowship from the Sacatar Foundation in Bahía, Brazil. I was profoundly moved by my experiences there—the warmly welcoming community, the rich cultural mixing, the palpable spiritually—and they have seeped continuously into my artwork ever since,” writes artist J Michael Walker. His newest […]

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