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“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

The above quote is supposedly a statement by Ludwig von Beethoven from his deathbed. The Pasadena Master Chorale would say that the entertainment is far from over. Sunday, January 9th, PMC joins with the L.A. Daiku to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. From the PMC press release, some fascinating facts: “In Japan, the word ‘daiku’ or [...]

Petrea, Finnegan, & Des

Petrea, Finnegan, & Des

Three local authors, Petrea Burchard, Margaret Finnegan, and Desiree Zamorano will bring their experiences, insights, inspirations, and humor to an authors’ panel on Monday, January 13th, at Crowell Public Library in San Marino. Margaret Finnegan’s novel The Goddess Lounge turns Homer’s The Odyssey inside out.…Finnegan’s heroine Penne (“named for a noodle”) tells her story in a smart, yet harried [...]

Be a Bride Against Breast Cancer

Be a Bride Against Breast Cancer

They call it a “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” Brides Against Breast Cancer, headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, works to offer “free information, programs, and services to cancer patients, caregivers, and family members, while connecting them with others who are undergoing a similar experience.” BABC’s “‘Original Nationwide Tour of Gowns’ raises nearly one million dollars for cancer [...]

Noon Year’s Eve

Noon Year’s Eve

We all know children and even toddlers who fight the Sandman and stay up past their bedtime, past 10 o’clock, past midnight even—and even though the circles under their little toddler eyes are getting darker and darker against their clear baby skin and they’re walking in circles or talking nonsense (or more nonsense than usual). [...]

Ladies Who Swing & Sing

Ladies Who Swing & Sing

Our lessons and classes are for those who want to engage in music as a subject – learning to make music, listening to music, expanding their knowledge about music. Wherever you may find yourself on your musical journey, welcome to the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. On New Year’s Eve 2013, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music [...]

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

It appears that cake is a draw. All the way back to the 14th century, galette des rois was made to “draw the kings” or the three Magi to the baby Jesus, an event considered one aspect of the Epiphany, and marking the end of Christmastide and the Twelve Days of Christmas. Parisians traditionally serve [...]

Viewing Stones

Viewing Stones

The word suiseki is an abbreviation of the term sansui keiseki, which roughly translates as “landscape view stone” or “landscape scenery stone”. Suiseki is an incredibly deep hobby, and allows practitioners to see and feel nature on a scale as large as the entire universe through the viewing of a single stone. Like the wheels [...]

Bea’s Knees

Bea’s Knees

It’s in honor of Beatrice Laura Stathatos, wife of Dan Stathatos (founder of Broadway Flowers and STATS Floral Supply), and mother of Dan, Philip, Michael, and Damon, that another new shop has opened: the Bea’s Knees. Besides the renowned Dean & DeLuca out of New York City, Lisa Grabow of Themis Foods intends Bea’s Knees [...]

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. Hmmm, you say. That sounds like a lot of work. That sounds like it could hurt. Several times a year, Damon flies to Asia to stock up on items for the family business, fifty-year-old STATS floral supply and home decorative center. Gnomes, Santas, ghouls, [...]

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

Tami Devine was born on the floor of a mud hut in “in the remotest jungle village that you can think of” in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her father abandoned the family and four earlier children did not survive, so it was just Tami and her mom. Tami’s mother had elephantiasis in her foot, yet [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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