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South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

South Pas Eclectic Music Fest & Art Walk

More than forty musical artists will be descending upon the streets of South Pasadena. Six venues at South Pasadena’s Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk will feature musicians and performers including 2013 Grammy Award-winner Quetzal, winner for Best Alternative, Urban or Rock Album. Other opening acts will include the “big band sounds of Tim Gill […]

No Boundaries with PUSD

No Boundaries with PUSD

A vacant storefront and over 400 pieces of art; it’s the PUSD all-district art exhibit known as No Boundaries. Now in its eighth year, this exhibit showcases the work of students K-12 from every school in the Pasadena Unified School District. The opening reception is Friday, May 3rd and the public is welcome to peruse […]

My Muses

My Muses

I have two muses: Hahamongna Watershed Park, and Boz. For me and John, Hahamongna is a higher place above our petty concerns, a trail that absorbs tension and makes it disappear, and a connection to nature. For Boz, it’s joy, abandon, and direct contact with his wolf-self. Kind of the same thing. Some of you […]

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Echo Park welcomes The Rolling Stones

Photo by Martin Cox Tonight’s unexpected Rolling Stone show at the Echoplex in Echo Park stunned many fans and triggered a flood of photos, Tweets and Facebook comments. Who knew a band that has been performing for 50 years could still cause a commotion? Click on the line below for a sample of impressions and […]

Classical Silver Lake

Classical Silver Lake

Photo by Jeanne Wyshak The Silver Lake Library was a busy place today, with a used book sale and an afternoon flute concert by the Sterling Flute Choir.   Jeanne Wyshak took the photo above and enjoyed the music. The “Sterling Flute ensemble bills themselves as ‘amateurs’, but  they are very good musicians,” she said. Read […]

Altadena Sheriff car show today

Altadena Sheriff car show today

by Timothy Rutt Too-much-to-do Altadena Saturday kicked off this morning with the first Altadena Sheriff’s Station Car Show and Art Walk. Forty-four classic vehicles entered to be part of the contest, which is free and open to the public on Mt. Curve Avenue at Farnsworth Park. There are also craft vendors, children’s activities, and food […]

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

It is almost a year ago that I was electronically approached by Tomas Benitez and Rebecca Nevarez, of the Latino Arts Network of California, to see if Latino Heritage would be willing to partner with LAN on a grant.  Knowing Tomas it was easy for me to get the group to agree to partner.  Learning […]

Bookmarks: Ludlum I’m Not

Bookmarks: Ludlum I’m Not

I approach the drop. I steal a glimpse over my shoulder to make sure I’m not being followed by anyone except my camera crew. “Little…free…liberry…dot…………..org! This is the place.” I write an encoded note so my contact will know this is the right book. Or maybe I sign it. You know, this Little Free Library‘s […]

The painful search for a hangover cure

The painful search for a hangover cure

Goose Island’s India Pale Ale and Budweiser beer; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images For years, the medical community abstained from studying hangover cures because doctors didn’t want to be seen as encouraging overindulgence of alcohol. What helped change that was grasping the severity of the problem: it’s estimated that painful hangovers cost the U.S. economy $148 […]

According to Amazon, It’s Publication Day for Elizabeth the First Wife

According to Amazon, It’s Publication Day for Elizabeth the First Wife

Apparently, Amazon decided that today was a good a day as any for my second novel, Elizabeth the First Wife, to be born. So they started shipping and downloading and off we go! Here are Mudbath Productions HQ, we were all geared up for May 8th to be the official debut, but now worries, we’re […]

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