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3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Fest (and Earth Day!

3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Fest (and Earth Day!
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If you haven’t seen the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple in Hacienda Heights, this Sunday would be the perfect opportunity to roam this impressive site. April 24 is the 3rd Annual Hsi Lai Temple Music & Art Festival, which is also having celebrations in honor of Earth Day. All public areas of the temple are open […]

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist

Our thanks to François Chouchan, Founder and Artistic Director of Le Salon de Musiques, for reminding us of this wonderful series: The eighth concert of our season titled “Maurice Ravel, the Genius Alchemist ” features two European masters, Maurice Ravel and Paul Juon, with an exquisite chamber music program for piano trio, including one U. S. premiere. It will […]

Moonday Celebrates

Moonday Celebrates

We’re glad to spread the word about another Moonday Poetry Reading Series event—celebrating Poetry Month—on Sunday, April 17. Poet and flutist Alice Pero has been producing Moonday readings since 2002, in Santa Monica and for eight years at Village Books in the Pacific Palisades. Lois P. Jones came on board as a co-producer in 2006 and […]

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

NASA Space Apps Pasadena

Figured out how to fly to Mars and back? Sign up for the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge. Not only engineers and scientists, but people from all walks of life from all around the world are invited to take the challenge of creating innovative solutions in the categories of aeronautics, the international space station, the solar […]

Hollywood Hills Estate Sale at St. Luke’s

Hollywood Hills Estate Sale at St. Luke’s

The entire contents of a 3,700 sq. ft. home located in a gated community in the Hollywood Hills will be sold in Swan Hall at St. Luke Episcopal Church in Monrovia April 14-17. Peruse the pictures and there are more ornate frames and mirrors than one can imagine. Bureaus, sofas, armchairs, patio furniture, chandeliers, standing […]

Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage

With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

Cellar Sessions

Cellar Sessions

Pasadena’s own Old Oak Cellars winery welcomes the public down into its rather chilly wine cellar—”dress warmly; our wines like it cold!”—for Cellar Sessions. Old Oak Cellars, once again working with Brad Colerick, organizer of the popular Wine & Song night, will feature Ronny Cox and Jude Johnstone on April 10. William Phoenix wrote in his […]

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

Over the Moon & Under the Stars

We admit we publish a lot of pieces promoting exhibits at the Cactus Gallery. This is because we continue to be enamored of the variety of works that the artists create and the varied exhibitions that Cactus owner Sandra Mastroianni produces. From Tiny Treasures, Dollmakers, and Birdly Delights to Day of the Dead and ¡Loteria!, […]

Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff

Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff

The Angeles Chorale shall have dual pianos, a percussion ensemble, and original choreography by Artists Plus for its production “Desire! Fate, Fortune & the Music of Carl Orff” on April 2. After a musical introduction, the opening movement of Orff’s Carmina Burana “O Fortuna” will be performed. “O Fortuna” is one of the most recognized […]

CelloFest

CelloFest

Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

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