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Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

Five Acres: Remaining Innovative

The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles County (now Five Acres) is one of the oldest charity organizations in the area, opening in 1888 as an orphanage. As they state on their website, this was the year that Grover Cleveland was re-elected as president, the average wage was $2.26 a day ($565 a year), [...]

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto

You first boss was tough. You gave your best, but he just didn’t understand your creative genius. So starts the description of Saturday’s performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Since we like a sense of humor, we shall let them continue: Believe it or not, Mozart toiled in [...]

Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to [...]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well [...]

Pericles and Richard II

Pericles and Richard II

“A tempest-tossed hero’s quest.” “Pirates, goddesses, jousting knights, and a lost princess, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is a…magical mystery tour…” So is described A Noise Within’s current production of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Though one of the “least-performed and most suspect plays in the Shakespeare canon,” (curtainup.com) Pericles has a [...]

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Imagine 2,500 hungry shriners walking through the door of your establishment and wanting to be satisfied? The national shriner convention was held in Los Angeles in May, 1906, and thousands of shriners boarded the Red Car and headed for Glendale to dine at Casa Verdugo. The adobe that established this restaurant was constructed about 1865 [...]

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Pick up an instrument and play from the heart. That sentiment is behind the philosophy posited by Green Brooms Music Academy founders Gyllian and Manuel Lozano. “Not everyone has the same motivation for learning or takes the same musical path,” says Gyllian, who has spent much of her life proving that music is for every [...]

CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

Ever consider what a ladies night out with local author and comedian Lian Dolan might entail? Have you ever… Attended one of her book signings? Listened to her Satellite Sisters podcasts? Followed her Chaos Chronicles blog? Perused her columns on Oprah.com? Read her novel Helen of Pasadena or the newly released Elizabeth the First Wife (she’s just [...]

Bark & Bite

Bark & Bite

It’s the final event of the season and it will be full of pet-able fluffies! The last Fancy Food Truck Friday of 2013 will be September 13th. In addition to the popular Cambalache’s Argentinian Truck, Roll ‘N Lobster, and Sweet E’s Bake Shop, the newbies attending this finale will include Red Beanz & Rice with their jambalaya, [...]

Viva Tequila!

Viva Tequila!

The perpetually gracious and smiling host and owner of El Portal Restaurant, Abel Ramirez, once again presents their yearly “Tequila Tasting” on Thursday, September 12th. We indulged in last year’s festivities and they were quite an eye opener (literally) and, of course, informative (though an addled brain isn’t conducive to effective note-taking). We did our [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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