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This Week at the Levitt: The Decoders

This Week at the Levitt: The Decoders

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is The Decoders, who play “modern-Jamaican Lovers Rock-inspired” interpretations of soul classics from the Music Sales catalog: Earth, […]

PMCA’s LAYER Artists Talk to KCRW

PMCA’s LAYER Artists Talk to KCRW

We wrote a little about PMCA’s current installation, Layer: A Loose Horizon, when it opened back at the start of June. It’s about space and perception and… the perception of space. Not as terrible a description as you might think. Still pretty bad, though. For a much less terrible account of Layer, come to the PMCA this Saturday to join […]

Boston Court World Premieres Adapation of Gogol’s “The Government Inspector”

Boston Court World Premieres Adapation of Gogol’s “The Government Inspector”

Gogol published The Government Inspector in 1836, and then again in 1842. It’s about a poor clerk whom the corrupt officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia mistake for the titular official. Hijinks ensue. As with most classic satires, the people in it are generally no good at all. Boston Court is partnering with Pasadena’s Furious […]

This Week at the Levitt: Ernie Watts Quartet

This Week at the Levitt: Ernie Watts Quartet

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is the Ernie Watts Quartet, a jazz outfit led by the eponymous two-time Grammy winner. There’s been a lot of […]

The First Ever NoCo Week

The First Ever NoCo Week

We, as a society, cannot get enough of abbreviation and acronym, particularly when it comes to geography. The latest exhibit: NoCo, or North of Colorado, as in the Boulevard. The first ever NoCo Week started today, Monday the 30th, and lasts through Sunday August 5th. What does NoCo week mean to you? Free stuff. Or […]

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Terminus

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Terminus

It’s the last week of the Old Pasadena Film Festival, which is a shame, because few things are as pleasurable as sitting outside on a warm summer evening, watching a movie. And there are some good ones this week: Napoleon Dynamite on Thursday, What’s Up, Doc? and Vicky Cristina Barcelona on Friday, and a Streetcar Named Desire and Psycho on Saturday. Click here for specific locations and […]

This Week at the Levitt: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

This Week at the Levitt: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, a nine-piece modern rock, soul, and blues outfit from the Big […]

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Week Three

Old Pasadena Film Festival, Week Three

Every year, the folks of Old Pasadena Management screen (mostly) good movies three days a week for four weeks in One Colorado Plaza, Distant Lands bookstore, and Central Park. Here’s the lineup for this, the penultimate week of festivities: at 8:30 at One Colorado it’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane on Thursday, The Philadelphia Story on Friday, and High […]

This Week at the Levitt: Border Radio

This Week at the Levitt: Border Radio

It’s Levitt time: six weeks of free concerts, Wednesday through Sunday, in good old Memorial Park. As we do every year, we’ll be spotlighting one show a week for the duration. Because, you know, we’re curators. Our pick this week is Border Radio, a Hometown favorite whose gigs at the Coffee Gallery we’ve covered before. They’re an acoustic bluegrass/folk outfit […]

MUSE/IQUE Summer Series Opener with Arturo Sandoval

MUSE/IQUE Summer Series Opener with Arturo Sandoval

Rachael Worby’s new project, MUSE/IQUE, is about a year old now. MUSE/IQUE, in case you missed it, is an orchestra, a community-oriented orchestra playing both highbrow classics and otherbrow standards in non-traditional locations (i.e., not the concert hall). Worby, its mastermind (or “artistic director” if you prefer), was the music director of the Pasadena Pops […]

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