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Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. Beethoven’s 1st Symphony. Cal State L.A. Huh? It does make sense, really. Conductor Fung Ho is not only a former Concermaster  for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra and West L.A. Symphony, current conductor of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), but is also currently “on the violin faculty” (their […]

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

In tandem with the February opening of The Grapes of Wrath, A Noise Within is offering a free, one-night-only reading of Jack Kirkland’s Tobacco Road, which is based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. This Depression-era Broadway blockbuster, which exposes the South’s social and racial injustices with biting satirical humor, portrays an ignorant, dysfunctional and […]

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

“He finds his inspiration from the two things he loves the most—jazz and the ocean.” Burma Brown is a Missouri transplant to Pasadena. For 29 years, he worked in the field of telecommunications. Now in retirement, he is “dedicating himself in perfecting his skills and exploring the creative he has placed on hold for so […]

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

Rose Bowl Float Viewing

A favorite holiday activity that is almost better than the Tournament of Roses Parade, is strolling around, viewing, ooh and aahing, marveling, inhaling, and snapping pics of the Tournament of Roses floats before their big day. Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2013 Rose Parade presented by Honda. […]

Rose Parade Pancakes

Rose Parade Pancakes

Pancakes and roses, anyone? First United Methodist Church Pasadena is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st, New Years Day, from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., just steps away from the Rose Parade. Located on the parade route, First Church will be serving two sausages, unlimited pancakes, a hot beverage and orange juice, all […]

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

They’re called “song cycles” for voice and piano. Franz Schubert composed “Winterreise” or “Winter Journeys” in 1828, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller in two parts, each containing 12 songs about a young poet walking away, then meandering vainly, trying to leave behind a love who has found another. In “Winterreise,” Schubert raises the […]

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

Naughty or Nice? Giveaways & Savings

It’s down to the wire. There are only 7 days until Christmas. How’s that list coming? Still stuck on that brother-in-law who only seems to barbecue and watch Dodger games? Parents who are at the age where there’s no more room on any shelf for another knickknack and they constantly say, “Oh, honey, I’m just […]

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

Old Pasadena “Ride the Metro” Discounts

It’s all about tie-ins these days. And this particular one can save you some money. The Old Pasadena Management District that promotes the businesses of this historic downtown have teamed up with the L.A. Metro. If you take the Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or Del Mar Station, show your valid TAP card, a […]

Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

Fancy That! Twains, Twains!

If trains on train tracks, whistles, quaint houses and stores, little people and dogs, and with everything dressed up for the holidays grabs your fancy and turns you into a little boy or girl, head over to Fancy That! on Mission in San Marino. Ask Jim to flip the switch, setting off two sets of […]

Jim Carrey’s Scrooge & Snow White in Panto

Jim Carrey’s Scrooge & Snow White in Panto

Here’s another chance to take a break from exhausting holiday gift buying or prime yourself for a day of shopping with the Pasadena Playhouse District Association‘s annual Merry Merry Movie event. Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol will be shown this Saturday at Laemmle Playhouse 7 followed by St. Lucy’s Big Christmas Band playing in Vroman’s courtyard. St. […]

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