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Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near at NUU

Holly Near has built a distinctive career by using music to champion deeply felt political causes, often before anyone else had dared to do so. So comments Musician Guide about musician Holly Near who was born in Ukiah, California in 1949. Since childhood when she made up songs, Near has written and sung, increasingly topical […]

The Barber of Seville

The Barber of Seville

Ah, the beautiful Rosina! Ah, the handsome Count Almaviva! Ugh, the slimy old Doctor Bartholo! Ha, the scurrilous servant Figaro! “Gold, Monsieur, is the lubricant of mischief!” Dr. Bartholo, the old physician, entraps his ward, the beautiful Rosina, conniving to wed her for her fortune. Enter the humble and handsome Count Almaviva and his mischievous […]

Girl Friday’s Famous Baby

Girl Friday’s Famous Baby

Girl Friday is starting out the new year with Karen Rizzo’s Famous Baby, published in 2014 by Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books. On January 23, at SPACE Arts Center, local writer and author Karen Rizzo will chat, sip wine, answer questions, eat dessert, and read from her debut novel Famous Baby. For those who like to […]

Greg Critser Cartoons

Greg Critser Cartoons

There is, apparently, a happy marriage between food, politics, pop culture and watercolor, as evidenced by Greg Critser’s artwork that adorns the walls of Euro Pane 1 on Colorado Boulevard. The Pasadena artist displays a knack for revealing absurdity as well as creating it, as each of his simple, brightly colored and simple featured comics […]

Elemental: Light

Elemental: Light

The funny thing about light is that you can’t really see it. You can see the things that make light, like the sun, the light bulb overhead, or the fire in the fireplace. You can see other things like leaves, rocks, rooms, cars, and buildings because of the light that bounces off their surfaces into […]

Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

Silver Gloves…Boxing That Is

We’re not huge fans of right hooks to the face but we know a lot of people, some dear friends, who are enthralled with the sport of boxing. As such, we are including an event happening this weekend, in which some may be interested enough to attend. January 9th-11th, the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation […]

Story Kitchen

Story Kitchen

Does your story, script, novella, or (maybe) the next great American tome need a little expert assistance? Are you feeling good about the work, but not jump over the moon excited? And—even more gut-churning and onerous—you’re not sure why? Are your draft-readers (i.e. your loving, patient, supportive friends) unable to figure out the most constructive […]

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Casa Marengo & a Stairway to Heaven

Val Echavarria is moving to the back. That is, this local artist has created her new studio space at the back of Avenue 50 Studio. Val is a multi-media artist who works in pastel, pencil, acrylics, and watercolor. She’s also a sculptor and done assemblage art and collage. She opens her studio doors this weekend… […]

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

We find holiday decorations hard to resist. Wreaths on front doors, faux candles in windows, sparkling lights in trees. We love getting off main roads to meander along side streets, checking our rear view mirror so we can putter along at 20 miles per hour, swinging our head left to right to catch sightings of […]

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

Twilight Zone: Holiday Edition, The Nutcracker, Turkey Lurkey & Unbound Christmas Carol – Holiday Theater Galore

A Noise Within, Boston Court, Pasadena Playhouse. These are the bedrock of our local, professional theater. But in addition, we have several other avenues for theatrical experiences. Here are a few option for those pining to see stories told, live onstage… ● Twilight Zone Unscripted. This Special Holiday Edition “pays homage to Rod Sterling’s iconic […]

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