Archive for ‘October, 2011’


Proof: SoCal Printmaking at the Norton Simon

Proof: SoCal Printmaking at the Norton Simon

If you are at all cognizant of the arts in the greater Los Angeles Area, you have likely been made aware, repeatedly, of Pacific Standard Time, the pan Angeleno (“Pangeleno?”) celebration of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Sixty cultural institutions are participating, which is a lot, as cultural institutions are generally an unruly […]

Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse

Blues for an Alabama Sky at the Playhouse

Everybody loves the Harlem Renaissance. Very few people, possibly zero, harbor any affection whatsoever for the Great Depression. The stories of both have, of course, been told often. Blues for an Alabama Sky, showing at the Pasadena Playhouse until November 27th, is a story of their overlap. Set in the summer of 1930, Blues follows […]

Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Taking the Initiative with the League of Women Voters

Among the many potentially preposterous things about democracy, as practiced in the great state of California, is the initiative process, whereby any sufficiently large group of crackpots, or, more insidiously, well-funded special interest types, can get anything they damn well please on the ballot. The League of Women Voters Pasadena Area are hosting a forum […]

Disco is dead, but Nile Rodgers lives

Disco is dead, but Nile Rodgers lives

Whether you're glad the disco ball has stopped spinning or lamenting the decreased number of roller rinks, you can definitely hear disco's influence on modern pop. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Halloween costumes: the good, the bad and the ugly

Halloween costumes: the good, the bad and the ugly

Ah, Halloween, a holiday full of chocolate and reminders about the dangers of public perception. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Cheese Store of Silverlake

Cheese Store of Silverlake

WHY The widest selection of cheeses east of the Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills, as well as a well-edited wine department, high-quality charcuterie, olives and other gourmet items. Great for gifts for food lovers. WHAT Owner Chris Pollan is a quiet guy, but his passion for Europe and America’s finest cheeses shines through once he […]

Boo

Boo

Did I scare you? Don’t worry, you’ll feel better after a few Snickers bars. (Patch reran my 2010 Halloween column. If you missed it last year, take a look at some of the many ways South Pasadena is an enchanted city.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

A Noise Within, Los Angeles’ Critically Acclaimed Classical Repertory Theatre Company, Launches 2011-12 Season –

A Noise Within, Los Angeles’ Critically Acclaimed Classical Repertory Theatre Company,  Launches 2011-12 Season –

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, launched its milestone 2011-12 Season and 20th Anniversary in its permanent new home, a 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art venue in Pasadena, with a sizzling original treatment of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S beloved comedy TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, which runs to Friday, December 16, 2011 (previews A […]

The Chic Transformation of the Okada Restaurant Building in Downtown LA

The Chic Transformation of the Okada Restaurant Building in Downtown LA

Over the weekend, the scaffolding and green tarp came down from the long-shuttered Okada Japanese restaurant building on 7th Street revealing an exciting new look, and amazingly, giving the block a noticeably fresher feeling–another “jolt in the arm” you could … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Diane Keaton, The Satellite Sisters and Chicos: A Hair Story

Diane Keaton, The Satellite Sisters and Chicos: A Hair Story

We love Diane and we love Chicos. And we really, really love those Leopard Print Gloves!   This weekend, four out of five Satellite Sisters recorded a show and professed our love for Chicos and Diane Keaton. To listen to the Satellite Sisters podcast and hear the backstory of our “relationship” with Chicos, click here. […]

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