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New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony

New World Symphony & Puts’ Violin Concerto: Opening Night with the Pasadena Symphony
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Not many composers of the 19th century could say they’ve been to the moon. Practically speaking, Antonín Dvořák has not been and never will go to the moon, but his work has been. Neil Armstrong chose Dvořák’s New World Symphony as his music of choice before embarking on the epic 1969 Apollo 11 mission to […]

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

A Night of Jazz at Blinn House

Enjoy an evening at the lovely, historical Blinn House at the Jazz Night on October 3rd. This night presented by The Women’s City Club of Pasadena will feature Roscoe Lee Owen’s Jazz Zone. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. with “extraordinary high school musicians…the Idyllwild Arts Academy Jazz Quartet, led by legendary jazz bassist Marshall Hawkins.” […]

The Poetry Circus

The Poetry Circus

Imagine reciting lines while riding a lion. How about riding one’s steed while being regaled with verse? Well, the “poetic rides” are free at Griffith Park’s historical and restored merry-go-round on September 19, at The Poetry Circus. Favorite local writers and poets will be reading such as Ron Koertge, Kim Dower, Nicelle Davis, Douglas Kearney, […]

Rally for Choice

Rally for Choice

We consider ourselves pro-life because we believe in helping women live a quality life with access to affordable healthcare and the right to make their own decisions in all circumstances—especially when it’s a decision regarding their own bodies (and whatever’s going on inside it). We remember when we were a poor student attending UCSB and […]

Roving Doc Film Fest

Roving Doc Film Fest

What does the Occupy movement in New York have in common with the Spanish Indignados protests or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the struggle of the Iranian democracy movement and the nonviolent uprising in Syria and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and an Islamic culture like Egypt? And […]

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

Salon: Stewardship & Conservation of Culture with Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod

She earned a MFA in drama at Yale, studied at Cambridge, and acquired a Doctorate of Philosophy from USC. Carol Soucek King resides in Pasadena, in a home called Arroyo del Rey, which was designed for her and her husband, Richard King, in 1979 and has been declared a Historic Monument by the City Council. […]

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

Last Blast of Summer: Rooftop Cinema Series

It’s all about virtual worlds, even as we look up into our night sky and revel in the site of thousands of stars—or as NASA would put it, balls of gas. (Tell that to a group of young boys and see if they don’t giggle and try to out-best each other with crude jokes, a […]

Armenian Fest 2015

Armenian Fest 2015

“1915: Over half of the existing Armenian population was annihilated by the Ottoman Turks, while the remaining survivors (were) forced to flee from Anatolia, leaving their ancestral lands behind.” “2015: Today, over 70% of Armenians live outside of Armenia, dispersed all around the world. They have found new places to call homes, forming ‘Little Armenias’ […]

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

Art & Activism: Reshaping Tradition with Ai Weiwei

The familiar and the iconic. Chinese history and tradition versus our “Western consumer culture.” Blue-and-white ware versus the psychedelic. Vases and moon jars. Contemporary art and traditional aesthetics. “The character of the present.” “Quiet aesthetics.” Opening on September 11, the Pacific Asia Museum presents pre-modern ceramic works exhibited alongside the works by 7 East Asian […]

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Pasadena’s Inside the Story, founded in 2010 by sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, is taking you deep into downtown L.A.… On September 12, join Art Historian James Fishburne on an exciting tour that examines how Classical architecture was adapted, distorted, and occasionally rejected in Downtown Los Angeles.  Beginning […]

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