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PIFF: Year 3

PIFF: Year 3
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The Pasadena International Film Festival opens its third year on Wednesday, March 2nd and runs through Thursday, March 10th. Passes run from $25 for a day pass that allows access to all screenings over an entire day up to $75 for the “All Access Pass.” The respected Go Pubic documentary that had 50 crews follow […]

QuiltCon West

QuiltCon West

Modern quilts, lectures on quilting, workshops on quilting, and purchasing quilts – it’s quilt nirvana at QuiltCon, February 18-21 at the Pasadena Convention Center. Vendors include Cherrywood Fabrics with hand-dyed cotton “that has the look of suede” and Baby Lock that for 50 years has created machines for quilting, sewing, embroidery, and serging. Momen Plus […]

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

34th Black History Parade: Footsteps & Stepping Stones

This year’s theme of the 34th Annual Black History Parade—one of the biggest and longest-running in California—is “Footprints in the Past – Stepping Stones to Our Future.” Following the parade will be the annual festival at Robinson’s Park. (Below, official text) On February 20, more than 80 entries will be featured in this celebration of […]

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Artists Selling Art to Support LACHSA

Armory Center for the Arts is hosting “Tight Squeeze,” an exhibit—and sale—by 60+ local and Los Angeles artists to support LACHSA, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. We and our HP teenage contributor know quite a few talented young men and women who have attended and currently attend this unique facility for […]

The Rose Queen

The Rose Queen

Imagine if Shakespeare had written a feminist epic. When ancient family rivalries pit an ineffectual king against his bloodthirsty cousin in a violent civil war, his charismatic queen takes over. Shakespeare’s “War of the Roses” plays featured women in unprecedentedly powerful roles long unknown to American audiences. Now, the “Rose Queen” has been adapted by […]

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Local Pushcart Prize Nominees

Gratitude to poet, author, and publisher of Golden Foothills Press Thelma T. Reyna for informing us of several local poets who have been nominated for the esteemed Pushcart Prize. Describing the 6 selected poets, Thelma Reyna states: These are highly dedicated writers, most of them having written poetry for most, if not all, of their […]

Keaton’s The General

Keaton’s The General

Roger Ebert wasn’t even sure if Buster Keaton’s The General (1927) was his best film, yet it appears to be one of his favorites. “Keaton defies logic with one ingenious silent comic sequence after another.” “Keaton was ambitious and fearless.” Buster Keaton was not the Great Stone Face so much as a man who kept […]

In the Spirit of MLK, Jr.

In the Spirit of MLK, Jr.

Information below—regarding events celebrating and embodying the philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—is thanks to Pasadena MLK Community Coalition: Saturday, January 16, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MLK Day of Service:  A Day On, Not Off Hamilton Middle School 2089 Rose Villa Street | Pasadena, CA  91107 Description: On the Saturday before the MLK Day […]

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

The Jubilee Singers: MLK Weekend Concert

Forty-seven years ago, professor, conductor, and Los Angeles native Albert McNeil created The McNeil Jubilee Singers and in 1968 the Singers went on their first European tour. What do they sing? “The vast body of folk music termed ‘African-American.’ Donna Perlmutter of the L. A. Times has reviewed the Singers, writing: “It doesn’t take strict […]

Frank Groucho

Frank Groucho

Frankly, one should be  a fan if choosing to attend An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Definitively and decisively. As a true Groucho Marx fan, this could be an evening that’s highly entertaining, producing aching sides and sore facial muscles. Ferrante resembles Groucho Marx and sounds a bit like him too, though his words […]

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