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California Art Club show at the ATCC

California Art Club show at the ATCC

That’s the Altadena Town and Country Club to you. The show—“At the Foothills of the San Gabriels” (a nice pairing of name and place)—kicked off September 1st, but the opening reception is this Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. The CAC, as regular readers know, is a little more than a hundred years old now, [...]

Granta and PEN at Vroman’s: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Granta and PEN at Vroman’s: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Music is good, but so are words. And Granta generally does good work, so we can only imagine that their 116th issue, “Ten Years Later,” will be, well, good. In conjunction with PEN, they’ve assembled a cast of LA literary luminaries to explore the issue’s theme—how an event like 9/11 reverberates throughout the world. It’s [...]

Pasadena Master Chorale 9/11 Tribute

Pasadena Master Chorale 9/11 Tribute

It’ll be ten years this Sunday. Mostly it seems like many more, though sometimes it seems like many less. There is no shortage of ways to remember. But music is, maybe, a particularly good one—that’s why they call it music. The Pasadena Master Chorale can really sing. The highlight of the program is Faure’s Requiem, [...]

Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

Redistricting: A Hot-Button Issue

We don’t care how often it’s used—hot buttons never get old. That’s why they’re hot buttons. One particularly hot-button issue is redistricting. Like many states, California has a history of gerrymandering, the results of which can be seen in a deeply polarized legislature. The League of Women Voters, Pasadena Branch, is hosting a panel on [...]

Locals Only Thursday in Old Town

Locals Only Thursday in Old Town

Beginning September 1st (tomorrow!) and lasting through the last Thursday of October, the merchants of Old Town (sounds like a folk song—“The Merchants of Old Town”) will be offering special discounts and promotions to “locals,” (defined as anyone who lives or works in Pasadena—bring a driver’s license, electric bill, or business card to prove it). [...]

This Week at the Levitt: Jessica Fichot and Brian McKnight.

This Week at the Levitt: Jessica Fichot and Brian McKnight.

Another summer at the Levitt comes to an end this week. The official close is Sunday’s benefit concert with Brian McKnight—one of, what, two? three? concerts that the Levitt asks us to pay for every year. The last free concert is this Friday, and it should be a good one: Jessica Fichot is one of [...]

POPS Does the Movies

POPS Does the Movies

What else is new, right? Still, the POPS is a very fine orchestra, and hearing movie scores sans movie is an experience worth having more than once. It’s an eclectic selection of films this time around: A Salute to Gene Kelly Gigi An American in Paris Schindler’s List The Informant! That last one in particular [...]

ENNIO! at the Playhouse

ENNIO! at the Playhouse

Ennio Marchetto bills himself as “The Living Paper Cartoon,” which is a pretty apt description for… this:   It’s paper, and cartoony looking, and we’re guessing Ennio is probably alive, so yeah. If the above seems enjoyable to you, considering catching one of Ennio’s seven performances this week at the Playhouse. They start on Tuesday, [...]

The Ivy Leaf at the Coffee Gallery

The Ivy Leaf at the Coffee Gallery

The Ivy Leaf are Armand Aromin, Dan Accardi, Caroline O’Shea and Lindsay Straw. The Ivy Leaf are fiddles, flute & whistle, concertina, vocals, and bouzouki & guitar accompaniment. The Ivy Leaf are a traditional Irish quartet by way of Boston. Their first EP is due out this fall, and they’re touring… in support of its [...]

Alice LaPlante at Vroman’s

Alice LaPlante at Vroman’s

Imagine you are suffering from dementia. You’re living your life as best you can, coping with your deteriorating mind, trying to remember what your children look like. You’re getting by. Then, the police start showing up at your house to question you about the murder of your best friend and neighbor, whose fingers were removed [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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