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The North Stars

The North Stars

One of the missions of the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley is to showcase local artists’ work “that involves themes of inequality, feminism, and the fight for civil rights.” Everyone is welcome to the opening reception of “The North Stars: Canonizing the American Abolitionists” with new work by Hope Demetriades on March 21st. The works focus […]

Melting Pot Food Tours Pasadena

Melting Pot Food Tours Pasadena

” ‘Angel Food’ is that which is prepared for people we love and by people who love us.” The philosophy behind Angel Food is that it will nourish us both physically and spiritually. The above is an excerpt from Angel Food*, a cookbook written by self-taught chef Diane Scalia. Since 2008, Diane has teamed with […]

In a World of Purple: Wistaria Fest 2015

In a World of Purple: Wistaria Fest 2015

It’s that time again, to walk the long walk and bask in the glory of the world’s oldest blossoming vine, as ordained by none other than the Guinness Book of World Records The Wistaria Festival in Sierra Madre is Sunday, March 15th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The village will be alive with over 100 crafters and […]

Free/For All at ArtNight

Free/For All at ArtNight

Muse/Ique is having a free-for-all, but it shouldn’t come to blows. Street sounds of classical, Latin, and pop fusion collide for a dance party with QUATTRO and soul singer/songwriter Chris Pierce. Family audiences and urban revelers alike are invited to dance, groove, and enjoy food and drinks on the bustling grounds of the Civic Center […]

Making Dashi

Making Dashi

Dashi is a very flavorful basic broth in Japanese cooking. It has a savory taste (umami) and is typically made from dried bonito flakes (Katsuobushi), dried fish (Niboshi) or kelp (Kombu). It is a very important ingredient for traditional Japanese food. Dashi is used not only for soups such as Miso Soup, but also for a […]

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Doggy Day…and Cats, Too

Disc dogs, obedience clubs, animal communicators, bulldog rescue, Rosie’s Bakery, and the Dawg Squad, and yes, the Cat Posse, will all be available and on site at Garfield Park in South Pasadena on March 7th for Doggy Day…and Cats, Too! Bring your pet and the Pasadena Church of Truth (Center for Awakening Consciousness) will bless […]

Properties of Silence Salon Series

Properties of Silence Salon Series

The L.A. Times has called Properties of Silence “an intriguing dreamscape,” while the L.A. Weekly simply writes, “wondrous.” About Productions pairs the production of Properties of Silence, a one-act, with a series of after-events called the Post-Silence Salon Series. Poets reading, music playing, panels discussing, scholars talking, and singers singing—it all happens throughout the month […]

Socks in the Frying Pan

Socks in the Frying Pan

Shane Hayes plays the accordion while brother Fiachra plays fiddle and banjo. Joining in playing guitar and providing vocals is Aodán Coyne. All three of them make up Socks in the Frying Pan and they’ll be playing their songs, reels, jigs, waltzes, and polkas at Caltech on February 28th. Socks in the Frying Pan Saturday, […]

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 […]

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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