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Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster

Martin Chalifour: The Making of a Concertmaster
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St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church celebrates its 75th anniversary on May 15 with a violin concert by and a conversation with Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Chalifour is a native of Québec, Canada. He began playing violin at the age of four and graduated from the Montreal Conservatory at the age […]

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

Ederra Design Studio: Showcase House Master Suite

One of the many areas of this year’s Showcase House of Design that we enjoyed is the Master Suite, designed by Cynthia Lambakis and Samantha Williams of Ederra Design Studio. Cynthia is a native of Eagle Rock and is currently “the proud owner of a 1926 Spanish home in the Pasadena area, which she is meticulously restoring.” She […]

Art in the Alleys

Art in the Alleys

  Our heartiest thanks to Debbie Dalton at Walking Pasadena for sharing these wonderful photographs of art. Art in the alleys of Pasadena. Did you know? Have you seen these? We’re ready for our own alley walk. Enjoy…               The Walking Pasadena group started on Facebook in April 2014. […]

Extraordinary Focus

Extraordinary Focus

A bookmark series, “sewing” pixels together, the immediacy of clay, and a hallucinatory “on the road.” So is described the works by Fred Stickler, Desiree Engel, and DA Ward. Paintings by DA Ward, in his own words – with Hippy Dream #9 (right): “These past few years, I’ve been reworking a motif that marks my […]

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

Woodworking Summer Camp @ Side Street

As a female who is over 50, we have experienced awe, surprise, and disbelief when we are in the presence of the opposite sex and they see that we know how to handle ourselves when measuring and sawing a plank of wood, know the difference between a flathead and Phillips head, and know how to use […]

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Kat & Roger: Another California Day

Travel our great state of California and we are mesmerized by Saguaro, redwoods, streets lined with blooming jacaranda, rugged cliffs, and miles of ocean. Painter Kat Hutter and ceramicist Roger Lee began “an informal, photographic documentary of the beauty surrounding them in their daily lives and travels throughout the state. The result? A Pasadena Museum […]

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie

The Secret of Marie is the third book by former Altadena resident Rebecca Bricker. We first met Bricker after the publication of her debut work, Tales From Tavanti: An American Woman’s Mid-Life Adventure in Italy. From nonfiction, Bricker leaps into a historical novel, “an art history mystery set in Monet’s Giverny.” Well, that tweaks our interest; recalling […]

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

First of 2016: Muir Ranch Farm-to-Table Supper

Muir Ranch celebrates its spring harvest, ringing in the new season of its ever-popular farm-to-table dinner series. On April 30, the special guest chef will be Job Carder, Executive Chef at Plate 38 in Pasadena. The meal is made with Muir Ranch harvested garden veggies with support from La Specialty Produce. Per usual, a seat at the […]

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

Earth Day at Storrier Stearns

A beautiful spot to celebrate Earth Day is the marvelous and often missed Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, almost directly across from the lovely Arlington Garden at Pasadena Avenue. It’s historic, it’s serene, and on April 24, Storrier Stearns will have Pasadena Water & Power on site handing out free seeds “to encourage spring flower planting,” as […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

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