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Women Who Whiskey at Preux & Proper

Women Who Whiskey at Preux & Proper
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We’ve just been informed of another opportunity for those who “luv” their whiskey. On June 14, Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles invites whiskey lovers to Preux & Proper on Spring Street for a tasting of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Details below thanks to Women Who Whiskey Los Angeles President Kim Ohanneson… We’ll sample four expressions of the top-selling […]

More of Rocky’s Personal Treasures

More of Rocky’s Personal Treasures

We stopped in at the Folk Tree this last week for a last look and a chance to enjoy the remaining stock and some of Rocky’s personal art collection—a feast for the eyes and soul—all on sale. The Folk Tree, Rocky’s world for over thirty years. Maybe take a piece home with you.   Folk Tree 217 S. […]

History Lit Returns

History Lit Returns

We wrote in May 2012: It’s an interesting idea: “original stage adaptations of literature that reflect history.” Unbound Productions in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History present History Lit, three short plays that the audiences experience as they are led through Fenyes Mansion, Curtin House, and the Estate’s gardens. You walk and you watch a […]

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales

Artes Vocales comes to the beautiful and acoustically superior sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on June 4. This story of Jesus’ suffering and death as told in the Gospel of St. Matthew had its premier in Leipzig on Good Friday in 1727. The Kapellmeister’s Magnum Opus in terms of length, […]

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

From Crumb to “Jets to Basil”: It’s National Doughnut Day!

  Leslie swears by the crumb doughnut at Tastees Burger and Donuts in Pasadena. “If you go there early when they are fresh—it is a little pillow of heaven!” June 3rd is National Doughnut Day and we’re here to admire and promote everything doughnut. Tastees Donut & Burger, 619 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91103. […]

Soirée Under the Stars

Soirée Under the Stars

It’s all about permanency for Five Acres—helping children find permanency, lasting bonds, and security. And, since Five Acres was founded 128 years ago in 1888, initially as the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles and working primarily as an orphanage, the organization has grown and evolved in order to become even more beneficial and successful when it […]

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

We’d forgotten that Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler had its world premiere in 1891; we don’t think of it as being a vintage work. And perhaps that’s part of Ibsen’s genius, having written plays such as A Doll’s House that confronted mores of the day with Nora, the main character, struggling with her traditional roll […]

Thank you, Rocky

Thank you, Rocky

It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but it’s a bit like “apples and oranges.” This is what we wrote in early 2013 about Pasadena resident Kwei Quartey’s most recent mystery novel at […]

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