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Tony: Top Gun

Tony: Top Gun

There was no hesitation, one witness said. A man climbed the 8- to 10-foot fence on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, and jumped. As most people know by now, that man was 68-year-old Tony Scott, famed and respected director of classic films and commercials. His “kinetic” and [...]

Lippman: When She Was Good

Lippman: When She Was Good

Serial versus stand-alones. Yes, stand-alone is a noun, though we did flip through the American Heritage Dictionary to double-check. We should have known better than to doubt our primary source: author Laura Lippman. In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, she says that her “stand-alones,” or rather her novels that are not a part of [...]

Music & Pop-Ups Alfresco

Music & Pop-Ups Alfresco

Hot August Night. No, not the Neil Diamond classic double-album recorded in 1972 at the Greek Theater. Rather, we use it, very loosely, in reference to these hot August days. One way to survive them is to enjoy an evening listening to live music—for free—at One Colorado and dining alfresco (for which you pay). This Saturday [...]

Beethoven at the Race Track

Beethoven at the Race Track

What: Music of Beethoven and John Williams by the California Philharmonic Chorale and Soloists Program: Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 and John William’s scores from Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. When: Saturday, August 25th Where: Santa Anita Race Track, on their “specially renovated lush infield” [...]

What a Long, Strange…

What a Long, Strange…

“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” Yes, that’s quite a mouthful. But it also makes sense; our local Doo Dah Parade is a spectacle that assaults all of our senses. Our eyes widen as we see a table set for eight, complete with china, hot food, [...]

ArtVenture: Free Events for Kids

ArtVenture: Free Events for Kids

For the remaining 3 Wednesdays of August, Paseo Colorado is hosting Summer ArtVenture with arts, crafts and music. This Wednesday, August 15th, 2-4 p.m. the Pacific Asia Museum will have a story time, “lion dance” masks to try on, and they will bring all the materials so kids can design a kimono and make dragon [...]

Styling for Charity

Styling for Charity

He liked to mow lawns and garden. He became mesmerized with the effects of peroxide when he experimented on his own hair. After seeing a Vidal Sassoon team—so put-together and dashing—at McLaren Hall, he chose their image as a role model. He attended 9 high schools and as many different foster care homes in a [...]

From Storytelling to cicLAvia

From Storytelling to cicLAvia

The Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s calendar for this Fall is all over the map. In a good way. This Saturday, August 11th, Troy Evans’ Montana Tales & Other Bad Ass Business is scheduled for Friends of the Southwest Museum at Debs park starting at 6:30 p.m. The Audubon Center at Debs Park will host its last [...]

710 Freeway Meeting

710 Freeway Meeting

Wednesday, August 8th, the Metro’s Community Liaison Council Meeting will now be held at the Pasadena Scottish Rite Center at 150 N. Madison Avenue from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting is in regard to the “SR-710 Study” project that’s looking into the idea of connecting the 710 Freeway with possibly the I-210 Freeway [...]

Grateful for Scarves

Grateful for Scarves

Scarves and Hats. Knitted and crocheted. Operation Gratitude. The goal: bring a smile, lift morale, express appreciation. Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 100,000 care packages to U.S. service members serving in hostile territories—and also to their children who are home without them, as well as to wounded veterans and first responders. For the month of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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