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Showcase 2015

Showcase 2015

For 2015, Pasadena Showcase House of Design revisits a design by Fernand Parmentier who was born in Paris, educated in Chicago, then received a certificate for the practice of architecture in California in 1901. The showcase house was built in 1910 and is described as “an eclectic English Tudor combined with Craftsman elements.” The artistic […]

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

Extra cushion, not bare feet, is the next running trend

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Competitors wait for the start of the 2011 Virgin London Marathon on April 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images); Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The minimalist approach to running shoes with brands like the Vibram Five finger, promised a healthier approach to running. Author Christopher McDougall championed […]

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

Shutdown brewing over DHS funding as deadline looms large

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses members of the National Governors Association at the White House February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama’s meeting with the nation’s governors comes just days before the Department of Homeland Security’s $40 billion budget is set to expire. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Unless Congress acts this week, the Department […]

Monday Staff Recommendations – Mystery Edition Pt. 1

Monday Staff Recommendations – Mystery Edition Pt. 1

We’ve got a great Mystery section here with a lot of mystery fans on staff. We even have a Mystery Newsletter (Scene of the Crime)! There’s a lot of mystery out there to read so if you’re looking for something new to pick up check out a few picks below! Blood Memory by Margaret Coel […]

Groundbreaking held for new Sixth Street Viaduct but construction is still months away

Groundbreaking held for new Sixth Street Viaduct but construction is still months away

Rendering of new Sixth Street Viaduct | City of L.A. BOYLE HEIGHTS ––  Construction  of the new Sixth Street Viaduct will not start for several months, and the $420 million project wont be completed until 2019 if things go on schedule. But there was plenty of fanfare – and  ceremonial shovels – on Friday during […]

A Shakespearean Summer

A Shakespearean Summer

A Noise Within is committed to ensure that the Bard is not left behind… When it comes to the current generation—the Millenniums—ANW is going “all in” by expanding its Summer with Shakespeare program to 5 weeks and 2 tracks. Track 1: The Play’s the Thing Ages 14-18 In this 5-week intensive, students will experience all […]

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Gloria Lum, cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and adjunct music instructor at Occidental College, began playing the piano at age four, not finding her way to the cello until the age of eight when her brother who said, “Why don’t you play the cello? Nobody plays the cello!” My earliest memory of playing music […]

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Continuing: Black History Month Display. A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. For all ages. Free to the public. Hastings Branch Public Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91107. The Whipping Man at the Pasadena Playhouse through March 1st. Tickets: $25-$125. Location: 39 S. El […]

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

It’s been fifteen years. Fifteen years in which Monica Hubbard says Pasadenan Terry Knowles “has lived and breathed the Master Chorale…and it shows.…She is a visionary and has taken LAMC to new heights. She is a phenomenal leader.” On March 1st, the Los Angeles Master Chorale will hold its annual gala at Disney Hall to […]

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

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