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Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who [...]

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

Merrill Joan Gerber Is Lost in Living

You may have seen prize-winning novelist Merrill Joan Gerber in the fabulous documentary Lost in Living by Mary Trunk. Or maybe you’re a New Yorker fan, a Redbook reader, or favor The Atlantic, and have read one of her many short stories. Maybe you’ve seen her walking the campus of Caltech where she teaches fiction [...]

Yoonie Han at Steinway Pasadena

Yoonie Han at Steinway Pasadena

  Yoonie (Yoonjung) Han  of South Korea had her debut recital in 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. In 2011, she won first prize at the Washington International competition. They, then, sponsored her recital in 2012 at the Kennedy Center (reviewed by Robert Battey in the Washington Post), and as a result of winning the Fulbright Concerto Competition, [...]

One Night With Janis Joplin

One Night With Janis Joplin

The Pasadena Playhouse presented the powerhouse production of One Night With Janis Joplin, and after parking carefully, grabbing a drink at the new Red White and Bluez restaurant relocation next door, theatergoers immersed themselves into the energy of the show. Mary Bridget Davies captures the title role and for more than two hours, the playhouse [...]

It’s M/Manifestation

It’s M/Manifestation

The Arts Center is hosting the first-ever west coast exhibition of M/M (Paris). One “M” is Mathias Augustyniak, while the other “M” is Michaël Amzalag. Together, they make up the well-known Paris-based art and design team that began collaborating in 1992. “M/M (Paris) holds a unique position in the international landscape of graphic design. In addition [...]

One City, One Story

One City, One Story

“A haunting and unforgettable story about coming of age during extraordinary times and about people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty.” This is a description of this year’s One City, One Story selection: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, which is her fictional debut. Walker was born and [...]

Now That She’s Gone

Now That She’s Gone

The Coffee Gallery in Altadena is busy on this Saturday afternoon, filled with the young, middle-aged, and beyond; with Latinos, African Americans, and Caucasians; with mismatching tables and chairs. I like it. I buy a Hammerhead—a shot of espresso that can be mixed with coffee, which does rather jolt me awake after a morning of [...]

Independent Artists: Come One, Come All

Independent Artists: Come One, Come All

This year’s Make Music Pasadena event will be held Saturday, June 1, with a goal of over 150 free concerts and an estimated attendance of over 50,000. Will you be one of the performing artists? All aspiring artists from all musical genres are encouraged to apply. Two selected artists will receive $400 cash, a luxury [...]

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

L.A. Arts Show & Local Artist J. Michael Walker

  From oversized photographic cut-outs of a woman sticking out her tongue whose skin is actually cat hair to a sketch by Rembrandt, this is the L.A. Arts Show. Last Wednesday night was the gala opening and thanks to Victoria Wilson Roberts and Vicki Laidig, yours truly was able to experience the evening. Also in [...]

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

Dear Abby, Ellen & Fred

In honor of the 2nd officially recognized Fred Korematsu Day Pasadena and, in his words, to highlight that “even in times of crisis, we must guard against prejudice and keep uppermost our commitment to law and justice,” Ellen Snortland shares a camp story. Back in the 1970’s, I rented my home in McArthur Park to a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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