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Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand… is at Vroman’s

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand… is at Vroman’s

We’ve been hearing great things about Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, the debut novel of Helen Simonson. It follows the retired Major Ernest Pettigrew, living out his autumn years in the small English village of Edgecombe St. Mary (oh those English). When Ernie’s brother dies, the Major (for reasons not discussed in the jacket copy) finds [...]

Santa Anita Food Truck Festival

Santa Anita Food Truck Festival

One wonders how much longer The Food Trucks will draw a crowd. Is there a name yet for a gathering of them, their very own collective noun? Dolphins have pods, hyenas have cackles (despite what HuffPo says), rooks have parliaments—do food trucks have… wagons? Yes. Wagons. There will be a wagon (or maybe gaggle is [...]

Katy Moffatt at Caltech

Katy Moffatt at Caltech

Country music gets a bad rap. If you like country, depending on who your friends are, you are either a) quite accustomed to defending the genre, or b) thinking, who doesn’t like country? Lots of people. I myself am not crazy about it, with some exceptions. Katy Moffatt, we hope, might number among them. The [...]

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet Performace at the Armory

Eclipse String Quartet, a group of women celebrated for their new music performance, will be giving a concert of various works at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena on January 25th.  The evening will include works by composers Meredith Monk, John Cage, Lois Vierk and Emmy winner, Stephen Cohn.  The quartet by Cohn, [...]

Another Farce Within

Another Farce Within

The first A Noise Within production I ever wrote about for this site was Noises Off, Michael Frayn’s 1982 British “farce from behind,” a play within a play, in which a band of ill-equipped actors strive to put on “a dreadful sex comedy.” It was a smashing success—the play, that is (my post was ho-hum): [...]

When Worlds Collide, a Free Film Screening

When Worlds Collide, a Free Film Screening

The 16th century meeting of the civilizations of Europe and the Americas is one of the most influential periods in the history of the modern world. The processes set in motion by the “Contact” have shaped, and will continue to shape, the lives of countless people. As with so much else in the popular imagination, [...]

Kenton Nelson Speaks to the Masses

Kenton Nelson Speaks to the Masses

Kenton Nelson, as if you didn’t already know, is a Very Big Deal around these parts. Something about his neo-WPA style absolutely screams Pasadena. The Castle Green turret used to be his studio, but now he resides in a compound of old cottages off the Arroyo, in an artists’ colony of his own making. He’s [...]

Hot House at the Playhouse: Big Money

Hot House at the Playhouse: Big Money

In a deep underground chamber of the Pasadena Playhouse is the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, which hosts, by day, performances of mind control experiments, and, by night, free readings of new, sometimes experimental, plays. The series is called Hot House at the Playhouse, and is designed to give playwrights access to the staff and resources of [...]

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach

Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra Plays Bach

His songs and organ works, to be precise. But not all of them. To be even more precise, Musica Angelica, one of So Cal’s premier Baroque ensembles, will perform 1) the Schemelli songs and arias, 2) the Toccata and Fugue in d minor, 3) the Passacaglia in c minor for Organ, BMV582, and 4), Prelude [...]

PMC Hosts the CGC

PMC Hosts the CGC

Or, in real words, the Pasadena Master Chorale will be hosting the Cornell Glee Club this Sunday. The PMC will open with performances of the “Introit” and “Kyrie” from Mozart’s Requiem (the PMC is all about the Requiem this month, it seems), to be followed by the CGC and their multi-cultural choral repertoire: American folk [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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