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Ulla’s Art

Ulla’s Art

Our first exposure to Ulla Anobile’s art was at Cactus Gallery & Gifts in Eagle Rock. The piece was called Dirge Singer, and as that name sounds, it was rather formidable and a bit frightening for those of us weaned on simple Americana. The work springs from a piece resembling wood with claw-like roots, and is [...]

Survival—Animal Style

Survival—Animal Style

How do you reduce stress when you’re in the middle of the jungle, only twenty inches long from head to foot, and birds of prey have got their beady eyes prowling for ya? Well, the tufted capuchin, a New World primate from South America, rubs urine on its hands and feet (oh, yeah, and it’s [...]

A Case of Two Nutcrackers

A Case of Two Nutcrackers

It’s a time of good cheer times two this year; the perennial favorite, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, will be performed at The Pasadena Civic Center and The Pasadena Playhouse. The Long Beach Ballet will once again perform at the Civic Center with its usual full symphony orchestra and special effects. Additionally, this already elaborate production will be enhanced by the young, [...]

See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

See a Teahouse Being Built—Vicariously

Vimeo it’s called. Team Vimeo is 57 filmmakers and video creators who had a desire to share their works. This has grown into a community that values quality over novelty, whose members are supportive and encouraging and have a wide array of interests. Vimeo member and Pasadena photographer Michael Stern has created a time-lapse video documenting [...]

A Gift of the Artisan

A Gift of the Artisan

This holiday season, as we wait for an uptick in the economy, people have thought of helping by buying from their local, independently-owned shops. Ten Thousand Villages is offering a “three-fer” to sweeten the deal. Buy a gift from their local store (#1) that supports fair trade practices and artisans from around the world (#2), [...]

Tea’s for the Birds

Tea’s for the Birds

Lan Ong, owner of Bird Pick Tea & Herb, is a third-generation tea connoisseur and an admitted tea purist. Her goal is to bring China’s tea culture to the mainstream—to turn tea novices into aficionados. In pursuit of that goal, she displays massive glass jars full of teas and herbs imported from estates in China, [...]

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 11/28/11

Hardcover Fiction Week V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes 1Q84, Haruki Murakami 11/22/63, Stephen King The Marriage Plot, Jeffrey Eugenides Micro, Michael Crichton The Litigators, John Grisham The Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Explosive Eighteen, Janet Evanovich Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson Hardcover Non-Fiction Shaq Uncut, Shaquille Oneal Steve [...]

Keep Your Hat On!

Keep Your Hat On!

When you step through the door at 49 W. Colorado in Old Town, you step into a late 19th-century mise en scène par 1895, the year Goorin Brothers Hats was born in San Francisco’s Mission District. From the old pedestal table near the entrance to the vintage hat racks, tractor-seat barstools (thanks to Restoration Hardware), [...]

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Light It Up! Here Comes Santa

Christmas season officially begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th. Why, you ask? Read on, we say. (Hint: pretty!) It’s Pasadena’s Annual Tree Lighting event, presented by One Colorado and Old Pasadena Management. Assisting in the evening’s festivities will be the 2012 Rose Queen, Drew Washington, and her Royal Court. A choral performance and holiday sing-a-long [...]

Singing Their Way to Broadway

Singing Their Way to Broadway

How good is it to be a teenager? Really, really good if you are one of the ten students chosen to perform a musical theatre number for Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. On Saturday, November 26th at the Pasadena Playhouse, these kids will perform and be critiqued by Brown. One of the students chosen, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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