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These Carnations Defy Language

These Carnations Defy Language

“Accept the challenge things offer to language. These carnations, for instance, defy language. I won’t rest till I have drawn together a few words that will compel anyone reading or hearing them to say: this has to do with something like a carnation.” (Francis Ponge) The poetic words above were written on precious paper during […]

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

We first met Luivette Resto at the Allendale Branch Library’s inaugural Holiday Literary Fest in December 2012. We enjoyed an evening of listening to poignant, humorous, raucous, irreverent, and nostalgic poetry, followed by joining the crowd outside and watching the lighting of the towering holiday tree. Afterwards, Luivette was kind enough to listen to our […]

Mystery Lit at The Huntington

Mystery Lit at The Huntington

  It’s Sherlock Holmes times three in a fiendishly clever mash-up of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.” Follow three different versions of Doyle’s iconic Baker Street detective through a literary labyrinth of clues and misdirection in a script-in-hand performance […]

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

“Practicing compassion through music and art” is the aim of the Music & Art Festival at the Hsi Lai Temple. The event offers arts and crafts, live music, and booths selling vegetarian food. Local artists will exhibit their works, plus vendors will be selling Buddhist books, jewelry, and crystals. Hands-on craft activities and games will […]

2015 Chalk Festival

2015 Chalk Festival

Signature works, original ideas, social statements, classic characters, and famous personalities—all may be enjoyed as one strolls the 23rd Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, June 20th-21st. Over 600 artists will draw and 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk will be used to create murals on concrete areas spanning three city blocks at Paseo Colorado, stretching over Green […]

A Moonday Trifecta

A Moonday Trifecta

Moonday Poetry invites the public to come celebrate “thy eternal summer” with its June feature poets: Cindy Rinne, Don Kingfisher Campbell and Radomir Luza.   A Moonday Trifecta Sunday, June 21st, 2 p.m. Flintridge Bookstore, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge Free event FlintridgeBookstore.com For more details, visit event Facebook page   Cindy Rinne is […]

Waterfall

Waterfall

A Tony Award nominee. A Tony Award winner. An Academy Award winner. Waterfall has quite a pedigree. This musical has its world premier at the Pasadena Playhouse—with choreography by Tony Award-nominee Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon), and music by Academy Award and two-time Grammy […]

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale Jeffrey Bernstein says The Brahms Requiem to be performed by the choir on June 14th is not just a concert but a “community art project.” The choir will sing Eines Deutsches Requiem—what the director calls a journey through grief, sorrow, triumph, gratitude, and comfort—and between the […]

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

“I didn’t know Asian Americans played jazz.” This is a sentence saxophonist Michael Paulo has heard time and again. His answer? The inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival, to be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on June 20th. Rob Fukuzaki of ABC7 Eyewitness News is the emcee of the event, which features […]

Make Some Music, Pasadena

Make Some Music, Pasadena

It’s not a triatholon, but surviving it may still take training. And there are only three days left. It’s Make Music Pasadena, a one-day, 12-hour, multiple venue, live music extravaganza on June 6th. On stages, along alleyways, aboard buses, and on rooftops, Make Music will have individual musicians, trios, quintets, ensembles, groups and choruses performing […]

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