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It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

It’s Groucho & Cirque at the Pasadena Playhouse

“Frank doesn’t just do Groucho…he is Groucho.” — Miriam Marx Allen, Groucho Marx’s daughter “Frank is the only actor aside from Groucho who delivered my lines the way they were intended to be.” — Morrie Ryskind, co-author of the Marx Brothers’ hits Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, and A Night at the Opera Frank Ferrante will perform his [...]

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

California native David Crosby and Blackpool, England-born Graham Nash first met a lifetime ago, or more accurately, 45 years ago in 1968. Crosby had produced Joni Mitchell’s debut album and been collaborating with Stephen Stills. He invited Nash up to Joni’s Laurel Canyon home and played some songs they were writing. Nash joined in the harmony. Crosby’s [...]

The Art of Ralli

The Art of Ralli

The art is called ralli. The products are quilts. Traditionally, these quilts are made by women in the areas of Sindh, Pakistan and western India. Some are patchwork quilts, applique, or embroidery. No designs are written down, but rather passed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter. Naina is a textile artist and will [...]

Free Training for Kids

Free Training for Kids

Former St. Louis Rams running back and Super Bowl XXXIV Champion Justin Watson says playing in Super Bowl XXXIV in 1999 was “surreal” and “equates the feeling of playing such a close and significant game with constantly holding your breath in anticipation of the outcome.” The Rams beat the Tennessee Titans 23-16, though it came down to [...]

Tall Men Group

Tall Men Group

Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree, Jimmy “Muffin” Yessian, and Marty Axelrod meet once a month to enjoy Jimmy’s cooking. Oh yeah, and to bring in new songs they’ve written…based on an agreed-upon theme of the month. The best of those songs will be performed by them, the Tall Men Group, Saturday, July 20th [...]

The Long Table

The Long Table

Dine under nature’s canopy right on Green Street…sans the swoosh and veering of cars. Replacing cars for one entire block, The Long Table will have its Playhouse District Food & Wine Celebration inaugural debut Saturday, August 24th. Communal tables will be set up and diners will experience “epicurean fare, refreshing drinks, and wonderful music” from seven [...]

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

What does it take to join up to be a hotshot? Immense amounts of courage. Daring, boldness, and valor. What drives these men to sign up for a particularly dangerous career?  A personal code, moral or otherwise? A sense of chivalry and responsibility? Is it for the adrenalin rush? Kelly Andersson of Wildland Firefighter Magazine [...]

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

It’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it. All trillions of us on Earth (npr.org). On Friday, July 19th, the Cassini probe will be turning its camera toward Earth and snapping a keepsake. Carolyn Porco, team leader of NASA’s Cassini project is hoping to take advantage of Saturn [...]

Looking For Art Supplies

Looking For Art Supplies

Placing art and creativity at the heart of learning. That is the driving force behind the concept of Room 13. In 1994, a group of students worked and opened their own art studio in Room 13, Caol Primary School, near Fort William, Scotland. Since then, Room 13 studios have popped up in South Africa, China, Nepal, Turkey, [...]

Free Sample Classes

Free Sample Classes

Every year the Pasadena Senior Center offers a full lineup of classes for people 50 and older, ranging from arts and computers to sewing and Zumba. Anyone can sample the classes by attending a free half-hour session, meet the instructors, and learn more about the course. All classes take place at the Pasadena Senior Center [...]

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