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Japanese Music and Dance at the Norton Simon

Japanese Music and Dance at the Norton Simon

To be precise, it’s the music and dance of Edo, which refers, among other things, to a period in Japanese history, the historical name of Tokyo, and a race in Star Trek. Since this is a concert of traditional Japanese music, we’re guessing it’s those first two definitions to which the title refers. Putting on [...]

Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out

Fashion’s Night Out is an international cultural event. Put together by Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and other couture merchants, it began one year ago in New York (where else?) and is spreading this year to Australia, Britain, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. [...]

James Ellroy at Vroman’s

James Ellroy at Vroman’s

James Ellroy, the “Demon Dog of American crime fiction,” the self-proclaimed “greatest crime novelist who ever lived” (“to the crime novel what Beethoven is to music!”) has a new one out, a memoir, The Hilliker Curse, exploring his own troubled past: his parents’ divorce, his mother’s murder, drug abuse, depression—a regular Thursday evening at Vroman’s, [...]

Frank Lloyd Wright: Big in Japan

Frank Lloyd Wright: Big in Japan

As our regular readers are no doubt already aware, Frank Lloyd Wright’s La Miniatura (aka the Millard house), up in Prospect Park, is for sale. As you can see in that post, it’s a beautiful, beautiful house, the first of Wright’s experiments with so-called “Mayan-block construction.” Even after the asking price fell over $2.7 million [...]

Dan Cole Trio at redwhite+bluezz

Dan Cole Trio at redwhite+bluezz

As his bio makes clear, Daniel Cole is a musical jack of all trades. Currently the director of Commercial Music Studies at PCC, Dan has worked as a church organist, scored films and commercials, played guitar for Burt Bacharach, and, most entertainingly, for 500 performances of CATS. As a local (besides his PCC gig, he [...]

Vroman’s bestsellers 8/30/2010

Vroman’s bestsellers 8/30/2010

Hardcover Fiction Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, Stieg Larsson Dogs Purpose, Bruce Cameron Help, Kathryn Stockett Bum, Nevada Barr Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, David Mitchell Super Sad True Story, Gary Shteyngart Three Stations, Martin Cruz Smith Tower the Zoo and the Tortoise, Julia Stuart Crossfire, Dick Francis Last Night at Chateau Marmont, [...]

Labor Day Fun at Descanso Gardens

Labor Day Fun at Descanso Gardens

Speaking as a former child, there’s not usually a whole lot for kids to do at botanical gardens: walk around, look at plants, be shooed off the grass. Descanso Gardens, with its regular kid-focused events and that enchanted railroad, does a fine job of not being a bore for young people. This good work continues [...]

Grüp Shö at the End of the World

Grüp Shö at the End of the World

Hometown Pasadena really likes the Gallery at the End of the World, way up on North Lake. Hometown Pasadena also really likes Lynne McDaniel, who paints good. Ipso facto, Hometown Pasadena really really likes that Lynne is the featured artist at this weekend’s GatEotW show. It’s on the calendar simply as “Art Bender weekend,” which [...]

A SPECTRAL Happening at the Folly Bowl

A SPECTRAL Happening at the Folly Bowl

What do you get when you mix live video, poetry, harp, trombone, and various electronics? If you guessed “a Darren Aronofsky remake of The Music Man,” you would be wrong, though inventive. No, you get a Labor Day Weekend performance at the Folly Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater in the yard of a private Altadena home. [...]

Fusion Friday Finale

Fusion Friday Finale

Shame on us for neglecting to mention, until now, the Pacific Asia Museum’s Fusion Fridays series. So far, the Museum has celebrated the art and culture of India and Pakistan, Japan, and Thailand with special exhibitions, live music, dancing, gourmet food trucks, and a general air of sophisticated hobnobbery. This Friday’s focus is on China. [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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