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Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst

Authors in Our Midst in an ebook written by participants in the Spring 2013 Courage to Write Writing Workshop led by author/instructor Esther Bradley-DeTally and held at La Pintoresca Branch Library. How about a taste of a Faukner-length sentence in “Toasting Relations” by Bradley-DeTally: The toast, more than slightly burned and twisted, rose with her [...]

Blooms That Last Forever

Blooms That Last Forever

We readily admit that this subject does not embody the exact definition of “garden” in Home & Garden because the blooms we are talking about are not of the living, photosynthesizing variety. They are more of the pulp variety. As in, made out of paper. When we came upon these particular blooms, they were so [...]

From Moliere & Dickens to the Bard & Beckett

From Moliere & Dickens to the Bard & Beckett

A Noise Within has announced it’s 2013-2014 season lineup and tickets are on sale now. The season opens September 7th with Pericles, Princy of Tyre by Shakespeare followed by The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár, Endgame by Samuel Beckett, and Tartuffe by Molière. A Christmas Carol by Dickens will ring in the holidays, while the new year [...]

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

Cecile Richards at PPP&SGV Fall Benefit

This may be a controversial post for those who don’t believe in “choice,” but our exposure to Planned Parenthood—in regard to annual check ups, health exams, and gynecological appointments—goes back decades and travels from coast to coast, so we are here to encourage those who support the work of Planned Parenthood to dig into their [...]

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

Speaking of: Shirley Jahad

It’s the voice we hear in our head. “This is Shirley Jahad for Weekend Edition.” Kind of husky, in the throat, but tinged with a lyricism. The timber denotes a cool head, a sharp and curious mind—serious discussion looms on the horizon or an adventure is about to be undertaken. Saturday, July 27th, Pasadena Public Library‘s [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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