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Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

Eight Pianists, Two Quartets

“Pasadena must be the place to be for eight-handed piano ensembles.” So declared the Northern Bavarian Courier in review of eight pianists from Pasadena City College who traveled to Marktoberdorf, Germany to participate in the 8th International Competition for Six and Eight Hands. The competition aims to encourage ensemble playing at one or two pianos; [...]

A Night at the Mausoleum

A Night at the Mausoleum

And now for something completely different. That mantra seems to be the driving force behind Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet, and Jeff Rack of Unbound Productions. This past May, they presented History Lit, which was short stories by three women authors that were condensed and adapted into short plays. Fascinatingly, the audience walked with, followed, stood or [...]

Fallen Tree Art

Fallen Tree Art

Last December’s windstorm bent, twisted, and uprooted 235 trees. Some were chopped up for firewood. Some were disposed of via a tree grinder or stump chipper. One grand Oak in South Pas was leaning precariously over a neighbor’s roof; the owner partnered with a professional who cut it down very carefully and made oak planks [...]

Dine à la Julia

Dine à la Julia

How about a bowl of bourride, a Provençal fish stew with garlic mayonnaise from the French Chef Cookbook to celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday? Then you’d better make a reservation at The Royce at the Langham, whose menu is designed by New American cuisine chef David Fèau. Or start an evening with one of Julia’s favorite [...]

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Plein Air: Home & Abroad

Some things are meant to last. Plein air painting may have originated in the 19th century and become a central feature of French Impressionism, but it’s a style that continues to create a powerful and moving reaction from the viewer. On Saturday, July 28th, artist Glen Knowles will be demonstrating landscape painting in the plein [...]

Training for Leadership

Training for Leadership

For some, being a leader may come naturally, but generally it’s something that needs to be taught and fine-tuned. Leadership Pasadena is a nonprofit organization that offers a program which provides the “leadership and team management skills, in-depth understanding of the Pasadena community, and relationships with business, government, and nonprofit leaders vital to successful community [...]

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Eat & Drink To Your Heart’s Delight

Their pitch: “Pay Once = Eat + Drink Your Heart Out.” We think “to your heart’s delight” sounds more enjoyable, like you may actually walk away with a smile (though a full tummy and, maybe, a slightly fuzzy head). The venue: the Rose Bowl When: Saturday, July 21st How much? General admission is $45 (5-9 [...]

Revving Up His Harley

Revving Up His Harley

He rode from Mexico to Canada—over 1,400 miles—in a mere 24 hours. He’s a member of the Iron Butt Association. He’s a Pasadena resident, a father of five, and a senior partner at Deasy/Penner & Partners real estate firm. Meet Roland Wilhelm. On Friday, August 3rd, Wilhelm plans to sit astride his beloved 2011 Harley Davidson [...]

Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

Under the Waning & Waxing Moon

How can you say no to free popcorn and viewing a movie under the night’s sky? How about foaming root beer floats? Paseo Colorado presents Moonlight Movie Mondays starting July 16th in the Garfield Promenade. The first showing will be Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Monday, July 23rd will be the [...]

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

Our “Dearie,” Our Julia

One hundred years old “our” Julia would be this coming August 15th. One way to enjoy this Pasadena resident, Westridge and Poly pupil, Junior League volunteer, and revolutionary celebrant is to delve into her life with a soon-to-be-released new biography, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz (on sale August 7th, by [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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