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This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

This Week at the Levitt (The End!)

Free Music Under the Stars comes to a close this week. It’s been a very musical summer and we’ll be sad to see it go, which it will, thankfully, with a bang and not a whimper. Thursday it’s Chuck Mead, a co-founder of the Grammy-nominated BR549, serious players in the blossoming alt-country scene of the [...]

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Debi Derryberry

It’s the last week of Levitt’s free summer concert series, which means it’s the last weekly Wednesday Children’s Night. We’ve seen all sorts of acts this summer, and we’ll see just one more: Raffi! No, just kidding, it’s not Raffi. Like the title says, it’s Debi Derryberry, who, in addition to being a children’s entertainer, [...]

Beethoven and Broadway

Beethoven and Broadway

Summer is almost over, which means the California Philharmonic’s Festival on the Green is, too: the last show is tomorrow. The title doesn’t leave much to the imagination—there will be Beethoven, and there will be show tunes. Specifics: the concert opens with Beethoven’s Leonora Overture, No. 3 and ends with the Choral Movement of the [...]

PSHA Grant Applications Now Available

PSHA Grant Applications Now Available

With $17 million donated to the musical arts since its founding in 1948, the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is kind of a big deal. Some of that money goes to PSHA’s own programs, but some of it also goes into a general gifts and grants fund for musically inclined 501(c)(3)s. Symphonic music, youth [...]

The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder

The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder

Since July 22, Boston Court’s world premiere run of The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder has been picking up some very good reviews. Set in the English 1880s, The Good Book follows James Murray as he goes about creating the Oxford English Dictionary. The monumentality of the task—and his monomania for it—have left Murray [...]

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Rocknoceros

Kid’s Night at Levitt Pavilion: Rocknoceros

One night a week of Levitt Pavilion’s free summer concert series is devoted to the little ones who walk amongst us—children. We’ll be spotlighting these weekly offerings in this space all summer long, so keep your eyes peeled—you never know where the next Raffi might come from. In addition to having a cool name, Rocknoceros [...]

Chamber Music at the Huntington

Chamber Music at the Huntington

Southwest Chamber Music is wrapping up its summer season with two nights of music at the Huntington. On the agenda are works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, as well as one piece by a contemporary American composer, Alexandra du Bois: L’apothéose d’un rêve, which etymological intuition (and Google) tells me means “the culmination of a dream.” [...]

Mark Haskell Smith Is Baked

Mark Haskell Smith Is Baked

Excuse me, that should say “Mark Haskell Smith wrote Baked,” a pot-laced Los Angeles crime and revenge novel. Experimental botanist Miro Basinas wins Amsterdam’s Cannabis Cup with a strain that tastes like mangos, after which he is promptly gunned down and jacked of his prize-winning stash by an enterprising gangster, whom Miro then goes in [...]

Slake Your Thirst (at Vroman’s)

Slake Your Thirst (at Vroman’s)

Everybody’s talking about Slake. Presumably everybody is reading it too—what else is one to do with Los Angeles’s very own brand new quarterly literary journal? In addition to being something of a precious object, it is full of good, interesting, varied writing. And I can say without bias that two of my favorite pieces so [...]

Rhapsody in Bess

Rhapsody in Bess

The Pasadena POPS has quite the jazzy evening lined up for this Saturday. Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, a native of Havana who was “discovered” by Quincy Jones at the Montreux Jazz Festival, will play Rhapsody in Blue. Actress and Tony-nominated vocalist Valarie Pettiford—best known perhaps for her role as Big Dee Dee Thorne on Half & [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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