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Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch at Vroman’s

Jane Lynch wrote a book. She’s probably best known for Glee these days, and has been getting an absolute ton of work for the past few years—Party Down is a recent favorite—and, jeez, Best in Show was ten years ago? And now she has a book. And this is probably the wrong thing to say […]

All The Great Books (abridged)

All The Great Books (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os it is […]

How to Write a Story on a Mac

How to Write a Story on a Mac

If the biggest hurdle in your pursuit of the Great American Novel is keeping all your brilliant thoughts organized, and you are a Mac user, then this event is for you. SGVMUG—the San Gabriel Valley Macintosh Users Group—is turning its next monthly meeting at the library into a demonstration, for creative writers, of Storyist, a […]

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

There are three Settebello Pizzeria Napoletanas in the world: one in Salt Lake City, one in Las Vegas, and a brand-new one on Colorado Boulevard, just down the block from Vroman’s and the Laemmle, sandwiched between Tender Greens and Roy’s. It doesn’t exactly sound like a recipe for success—“authentic Napoli-style pizza by way of Utah!”—but […]

The Photos of Helen Lukens Gaut at the Pasadena Museum of History

The Photos of Helen Lukens Gaut at the Pasadena Museum of History

Helen Lukens Gaut lived from 1872 to 1955. She was a successful photojournalist, with pub credits in a many magazines, including at least one that’s still kicking today—Cosmopolitan. She drove herself around California in the 1910s and 1920s taking pictures and writing about her travels, before seemingly giving this career up for private musical pursuits. […]

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

The Most Dangerous Women in America—Then and Now

Women won the right to vote in California one hundred years ago, nine years before the passage of the 19th amendment. To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the League of Women Voters Pasadena and PCC are putting on a show by Amy Simon: She’s History: The Most Dangerous Women in America, Then and Now. Simon’s play […]

The Dinosaur Within at Boston Court

The Dinosaur Within at Boston Court

Descriptive text is scant for The Dinosaur Within, the next new play to hit Boston Court (previews this week, West Coast premiere this Saturday), but the evidence suggests there will not be any dinosaurs on stage. There will, however be dinosaur footprints, or at least talk about them: the disappearance of a set of footprints […]

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock at the Coffee Gallery

Butch Hancock. What a name, right? It might give “New Art of the Orange Crate Label” a run for its money. Two halves of two classic American names, run together in the person of “a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic,” as Rolling Stone has called him. Word has it that he’s equal parts romantic balladeer and […]

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

New Art of the Orange Crate Label

Sounds kind of like a cult, doesn’t it? But no, it’s a solo art show of new citrus crate label paintings by Dennis Ziemienski. The series, you may have already gathered, draws inspiration from California’s old-timey citrus crate labels, which are quite striking. Ziemienski’s works are large-scale oil on linens—fine art reinterpretations of classic American […]

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Ebène Quartet; Coleman Chamber Music at Caltech

Every year since 1965, the Coleman Chamber Concert Series brings six outstanding ensembles to Caltech. The first Coleman concert of the season, this Sunday, features an up and coming French group, the Ebène Quartet, who are, according to London’s Daily Telegraph, “a gifted young string quartet with something urgent and individual to communicate.” The Strad […]

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