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How I Lost My Best Friends

How I Lost My Best Friends

“I think the idea for this film was inspired by a lot of things,” says Natalie Schwan, author of the How I Lost My Best Friends, a screenplay currently undergoing a Kickstarter campaign. “The backbone for the theme is pretty close to what I am currently experiencing in my life, being in my early twenties and [...]

2014 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

2014 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

It’s like adults in reverse. Shed the practical, the obligatory, and the hum bug. Embrace the silly, wacky, the expressive, the experimental, and the inspired. Get ready for the 37th Ocassional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen tryouts. Want to be queen? Anyone may try. The competition is fierce, the judges costumed and being fed a [...]

Literature For Life

Literature For Life

At Literature for Life we consider ourselves to be a new kind of beast: part online literary magazine, part educator’s resource center, part community salon. It’s our goal to bring writers, artists, and educators together to help ignite young minds with a love of reading, writing, and the visual arts. (LiteratureforLife.net) We’re only in the beginning stages, but our [...]

Art on Palm 2014

Art on Palm 2014

It’s a decade “in” and Art on Palm is going strong. Altadena’s art and craft festival celebrates its tenth anniversary on May 10th with 40 artists and musicians gathering to exhibit and perform. Nestled in the secluded canyon of Wild Wood Park with its ancient oaks, Art on Palm is free, child-friendly, and even dog-friendly. Artists on [...]

Going to the Fringe

Going to the Fringe

“Is Shylock really a villain? Is Macbeth?” These are the questions poised by the devotees of Shakespeare who constitute the California Shakespeare Ensemble. Villains, which debuted in November 2013, questions what it means to be a villain and speculates that “The Bard’s more complex villains may actually show us how much evil is in all of [...]

Singing Sisters

Singing Sisters

We were introduced the other day to Sister Timothy of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles who make their home in Alhambra. We admit we were caught off guard when told that they are releasing their new CD Lean Into the Wind. CD? Singing nuns? And the answer to both is [...]

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra

Video of Urban Intervention by Cecilia Aguilar Castillo. Photography by Olivia Barrionuevo. Mixed Media by Marianne Sadowski. Video by Beatriz Valls. “…Portraying the essence of women in light and shadow.” “…Within memory and presence…” Mujeres De Luz y De Sombra at Studio 50 in Highland Park. Artists in Discussion Thursday, March 27th, 7-9 p.m. 131 [...]

Artist Pool

Artist Pool

Have you ever imagined your art work on a massive scale? Maybe as part of a backsplash on a L.A. Metro landing, along the waiting platform or concourse, filling up 2-stories of a glass pavilion wall or overhead? Or, even along a construction fence? Metro invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit [...]

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

“Revolution’s just another word for change,” former Black Panther Party members Gene Washington and Hank Jones (one of the San Francisco 8) say almost simultaneously. “But people are afraid of change.” And so it was in late 1967 or early ’68 when Hank Jones decided to sign up to join the Black Panther Party for [...]

A Cactus Birthday

A Cactus Birthday

For nine years Sandra Mastroianni has been hanging and hustling, organizing and managing, networking and promoting. Her outlet:  Cactus Gallery. Her motivation:  to exhibit and sell traditional, outsider, and folk art; loyally promoting and supporting the artists who create it. Names you’ve heard before in these pages, such as Mavis Leahy, Janet Olenik, Oscar Rosales, [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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