Archive for ‘November, 2014’


US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

US and China announce major climate deal, but is it enough?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama, seen here during a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, announced pledges to reduce greenhouse gases.; Credit: NPR — HUANG JINGWEN/Xinhua /Landov The unexpected deal was announced yesterday out of the Asian-Pacific Economic Summit in Beijing, and apparently was negotiated in secret over the […]

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Herbie Hancock’s latest cross-over: From musician to author

Musician Herbie Hancock performs onstage at the “Keep on Keepin’ On” Concert during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 19, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Very few artists can master a singular musical genre, but even fewer can combine multiple […]

Fatal Highland Park shooting; suspect sought in beating death of East L.A. man; printmaker Richard Duardo dies

Fatal Highland Park shooting; suspect sought in beating death of East L.A. man; printmaker Richard Duardo dies

The Alley Behind Bank of America, Echo Park | Scott Fajack/Instagram The victim of last night’s Highland Park shooting in the 6000 block of Fayette Street was killed, and the suspect remains at large. Daily News The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public to help find the suspect involved in the fatal beating of a […]

An Original Story by Denise Hamilton!

An Original Story by Denise Hamilton!

On Friday, November 7th we had a group reading with 5 fabulous authors! They all read an original story. Over the next few days I’ll be posting some of those stories for those of you that couldn’t make the event or just wanted another read of the wonderful stories! The Not-So-Big Sleep By Denise Hamilton […]

Guest Author: John Vorhaus

Guest Author: John Vorhaus

Guest author John Vorhaus has visited here before. The guy’s prolific, with six novels to his name and a plethora of other books besides. Here, a sample of John’s eloquence:   The Search for Purpose is the Purpose Having just finished writing my latest novel, Poole’s Paradise, an Imperfect Search for Purpose, I now find […]

Tiny Treasures IX

Tiny Treasures IX

Whether it’s handmade ornaments, pendants, watercolors, dolls, or papier mache, the objects on display and for sale are in miniature. Cactus Gallery presents “Tiny Treasures IX” with an opening reception on Saturday, November 15th. All works are specially priced, from the very affordable $10 range to a max of $100. From the silly, lovely and […]

Artful Weaving

Artful Weaving

Learn the basic techniques of weaving with artist/weaver Cameron Taylor-Brown at the Norton Simon Museum. Discuss several paintings with unique color compositions in the galleries and select the one that most excites you. Then make a simple loom and create a woven work of art inspired by the painting. Teens are invited to work with […]

In Memoriam: Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral

In Memoriam: Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral

Nov. 10th: We are sad to report that the multi-talented, much beloved Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral has passed away. To honor her spirit and many, many talents, we are extending this feature of her photos and we wish to mention that some of her dolls will be on exhibit and for sale this Saturday at Cactus Gallery’s […]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in the […]

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

Tamra Fago’s Cru Moderne: Haute Hats

We remember when we first walked into Camille DePedrini on Mission Street in South Pasadena and began looking closely at the clothes on display. The fabrics, the stitching, the beads, buttons, and trim were masterful and exquisite. Revealing her own artistic finesse, Tamra Fago of Cru Moderne will be exhibiting her collection of hand-formed, haute […]

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