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Poncho Sanchez and Incendio at the Levitt

Poncho Sanchez and Incendio at the Levitt
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Every week, there are several musical acts playing at the Levitt that are worthy of a recommendation. This week we’re highlighting two: Poncho Sanchez on Thursay, and Incendio on Saturday. Poncho, a percussionist, is a pretty big name in the Latin Jazz world and beyond; like many of today’s top tier performers, he and his […]

“Five Centuries of Two Guitars” at the Norton Simon

“Five Centuries of Two Guitars” at the Norton Simon

“Five Centuries of Two Guitars” is just a fancy way of saying classical guitar duets. Or more precisely, performances by a duo: the Odeum Guitar Duo. The Odeum Guitar Duo is Robert Wetzel and Fred Benedetti. They’ll be playing their very old music—works by Dowland, Lawes, Carulli, Mozart, Houghton, Albéniz, Granados and de Falla—on slightly […]

Erasing Hate: A Documentary at All Saints

Erasing Hate: A Documentary at All Saints

Bryon Widner was a skinhead. Like many skinheads, Bryon was (the operative word) covered with tattoos, including on his face. One day—at a white supremacist rally—he met Julie. They were each other’s way out of the violence, hypocrisy, and hatred of the white power movement. Bill Brummel, a filmmaker and All Saints parishioner, chronicles two […]

Ring in the Belles

This Sunday, LA’s own Belle Brigade will bring their jaunty, free-spirited tunes to Levitt Pavilion. The brother/sister duo Ethan and Barbara Gruska have earned serious praise for their perfectly synchronized melodies and rhythmic harmonies that only a pair of siblings could evoke. After serenading Ottowa Jazz Fest goers and finishing up a tour with Canadian powerhouse […]

The Happy-Absurd Meets the Sublime

The Happy-Absurd Meets the Sublime

Intimate Opera Pasadena’s Summer Young Artist Program presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury and Puccini’s Suor Angelica preformed by a cast of emerging artists aged 16 to 28. The dual productions organized by IOP artistic director Stephanie Vlahos and funded by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts will juxtapose the simple divinity and […]

Meriel Stern at One Colorado

Meriel Stern at One Colorado

Join The Armory Center for the Arts and Old Town hotspot One Colorado for a celebration of local artist Meriel Stern and her new position as artist-in-residence at the Artist Studio at One Colorado. From June 28th through September 25th, the studio will display Stern’s work, entitled Shelf Life, which focuses primarily on stages of […]

Ximena Sariñana at the Levitt

Ximena Sariñana at the Levitt

This week’s H-P Levitt pick is a pretty easy one. The honor goes to Ximena Sariñana, a hip young thing who’s been featured on/in VH1 and LA Weekly and Spin and KCRW. And, now, on Hometown-Pasadena.com. She’s pretty good, or at least these tracks are. She just played the Echo, and now she’s playing Levitt […]

The Snortland Experience at the Coffee Gallery

The Snortland Experience at the Coffee Gallery

Snortland. It sounds like some hipster band or a documentary about widespread cocaine use in the 80s, but no, it’s a person: Ellen Snortland, a long-time Pasadena Weekly writer who also acts and performs. She has quite a webpage. She also has a play, Now That She’s Gone, which is about her tragicomic (emphasis on […]

Heavier Than Boston Court

Heavier Than Boston Court

I don’t believe we’ve ever done a post on Boston Court without gushing about what a wonderful addition it is to the cultural life of Pasadena. If we did, it was clearly an oversight. They take a lot of risks, which is one way of saying they do a lot of new plays, like last […]

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

Graffiti Lecture at the PMCA

We’ve already covered “Street Cred,” the Graffiti exhibit at the PMCA, which runs until September 4th. What we have not covered is this Thursday’s lecture by Jim Prigoff (what a name), who has been documenting urban murals and aerosol art for the better part of four decades (his book is Spraycan Art). He’ll be talking […]

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