Archive for ‘April, 2009’


Hair – The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Hair – The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

This spring Occidental’s theatre troupe brings you Hair, the self-proclaimed American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Even though the show was originally produced more than 40 years ago, the spirit stays alive in this psychedelic piece. Oxy says the performance is staged “walkabout style as never before; on the flattened psychedelic floor of the flexible auditorium… Two-thirds […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/13/09

Vroman's Bestsellers 04/13/09

Hardcover Fiction Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer True Detectives, Jonathan Kellerman About Face, Donna Leon Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet, Jamie Ford Borderline, Nevada Barr Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, Wells Tower A Mercy, Toni Morrison Illegal, Paul Levine Women, T C Boyle Fatally Flaky, Diane Davidson Hardcover Non-Fiction […]

South Pas Teacher Sweeps Photo Contest

South Pas Teacher Sweeps Photo Contest

The first graders at Marengo School in South Pasadena know her as Ms. McNulty, a fun and funny teacher. But the attendees at the recent Professional Photographers of California 2009 Expo (held at the Pasadena Civic Center) know her as Suzanne McNulty the winner — as in the winner of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place […]

Moira Smiley & VOCO

Moira Smiley & VOCO

The Caltech Folk Music Society is hosting Moira Smiley & VOCO, recently voted the number one a cappella band in the United States. We heard something about body percussion. Sounds interesting. Although we cannot understand their claim to be a cappella and use instruments, they still sound awesome. Maybe we’ll figure out what it means at […]

It's Time For Dodger Baseball!

It's Time For Dodger Baseball!

I grew up to the sound of Vin Scully’s voice. This man is an extra grandfather to every Dodger fan. He’s a legend. I am not the only kid who grew up with this man – he has been broadcasting Dodger games for half a century. He started more than 50 years ago when the […]

Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Prospect Park Architectural Walk

Here’s a fine outing for this spring Easter/Passover weekend: an architectural walk in Pasadena’s historic Prospect Park neighborhood, on the eastern bank of the Arroyo Seco above the Rose Bowl.  Prospect Park This area, designed as a housing development in 1906, boasts Sylvanus Marston clinker-brick portals on Orange Grove at Prospect Boulevard. Mature camphor trees create […]

Pasadena Bar Bets

Pasadena Bar Bets

The things you learn when you least expect it… I spoke at Pasadena Rotary the other day, and longtime member Nat Read warmed up the crowd first, as he apparently does every week. Read is the author of a very fine new book called Don Benito Wilson: From Mountain Man to Mayor, published by my […]

Egg Hunts!

Egg Hunts!

It’s spring time and Easter time — and that means it’s time to get your egg on! Here are three of the best egg hunts happening around town this weekend. Happy hunting! Egg Hunt at Descanso Gardens Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (every 45 min.) 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge What […]

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Vroman’s kicks off National Poetry Month with a group reading. At the event we will hear from four fantastic women writers. Collete LaBouff Atikinson will be reading from her debut, Mean. Marcia Arrieta presents her newly published work, An Uncommon Accord. Carine Topal shares from her third collection, In the Heaven of Never Before. Finally, Kim […]

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

Literary Festival Hits Pasadena

As home to one of the county’s best bookstores and many accomplished writers, Pasadena has always been a literary place. But it’s never had a literary event of its own, until last Saturday’s Pasadena Literary Festival of Women Authors, which took place at the Pasadena Senior Center. As typically happens with such productions, the idea […]

Fiore

Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

Search