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Whoop & Alley-Oop with the Four Preps

Whoop & Alley-Oop with the Four Preps

Though the band began with Bruce, Glen, Ed, and Marvin and now consists of Bruce, Bob, Skip, and Michael, The Four Preps still harmonize and comprise a vocal quartet that will erase—momentarily—all images of twerking or the contemporary sounds that some folks of a particular age and era may have a hard time acknowledging as music. The [...]

Pics of a Bridge Party

Pics of a Bridge Party

We arrived early and the grassy patch at Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevards was already flowing with people. Wreck ‘n Sow serenaded arrivals with their bluegrass sounds. We walked along the pathway with a dozen children’s activity stations to our left and classic Mustangs on our right. Our enthusiasm erupted (rather embarrassingly with lots of gushing [...]

Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

Le Mieux: It’s the Serum

We Googled peptides and were redirected to Wikipedia (naturally). Reading the definition for peptides, we recognized the words “biological, molecules, bond, and amino acid. We did not recognize the words oligomer, polysaccharides, amyloid beta, or every third word. Luckily, we found a site that broke it down: peptides are proteins. They are natural or synthetic. Most peptides [...]

Lemonade: I’ll Take the Brussel Sprouts

Lemonade: I’ll Take the Brussel Sprouts

I have heard people rave about Brussel sprouts, but the mere mention conjures memories of my grandmother’s pre-1960 aluminum pressure cooker with its regulator cap over the vent pipe (or toggle switch or petcock) with the water vapor building, the toggle hat starting to wobble and act all crazy, steam squealing to be released, and tension building [...]

Arts Crawl in South Pas

Arts Crawl in South Pas

Food trucks and a slew of eateries along Mission Street in South Pasadena will help sustain those in town for the Arts Crawl on Saturday, July 19th. Gallery doors will be open with new exhibitions, boutiques will have performances of varying kinds, and shops will offer sales, have special guests, and hands-on projects. Some of [...]

Joan Quinn Captured

Joan Quinn Captured

Another reason we support the local creative endeavor of Inside the Story by sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss: covering their fascinating Art & Alchemy of Perfume event back in March 2013, we met Laura Kane who has remembered Hometown Pasadena and informed us of an art exhibit that sounds particularly interesting and unique. The exhibition ‘Joan [...]

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

On the eastern edge of San Gabriel Valley, promises are being made—or warnings are being issued (depending on how you choose to interpret the situation)—3 days of convention activities in 4 hours. So rest up. It’s the inaugural Non-Conformist Arts Convention on July 26th in Pomona. Featured artists: Edward Beardsley, American artist. He was a professor and dean [...]

It’s a Bridge Party

It’s a Bridge Party

After a rack of Big Mama’s pork ribs or Gourmet Grill Masters‘ chicken seekh kabob, cool yourself down with a Bulgarini gelato or enhance your waist line with one of Pam’s Sweet Shack’s funnel cakes. Don’t sweat the infusion of calories—you’ll be working it off dancing—as there will be three stages with live music at Pasadena Heritage’s [...]

Wizards, Potions & Wands

Wizards, Potions & Wands

We welcome and support any effort made to have kids nurture, nudge, and unlatch their imagination and through her new endeavor, Pasadena StoryLab, Julia Edwards is working to help children take the stories in their heads and get them down on paper with words or pictures, share them orally, and even to structure them into a [...]

Sociable Supper

Sociable Supper

The official name of the event is “Sociable Supper in the Field at Muir Ranch” and could prove to be one of the most delicious and fun evenings of your summer. On July 19th, Jennie Cook of Jennie Cook’s Catering, Plant Based Parties, and the Who Wants Seconds? cookbook (Prospect Park Books) will preside over a three course vegetarian [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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