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Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977

Sampling the Original: Star Wars 1977
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As of January 2, 2016, Star Wars: The Force Awakens had made $1.3 billion dollars worldwide. Our research shows that creating this blockbuster film cost $200 million. In contrast, Star Wars the original, released in 1977 had a production budget of $11 million and earned $786 million worldwide.¹ Isn’t that quaint? Star Wars (later retitled, […]

Resolve to Write Your Story

Resolve to Write Your Story

In August of 1999 I visited England. Among many other delights, I climbed the famous Glastonbury Tor with a local guide. From the top we viewed green, billowing hills, cozy farms and miles of hedgerows. But the most remarkable sight was a giant, flat-topped hill that dominated the landscape, its ramparts tiered like a green […]

“Where Am I Today?”

“Where Am I Today?”

Official text from Offramp Gallery: A few months ago, a series of striking self-portraits began to appear on Facebook. The subject, Jayme Odgers, was no stranger to me. Indeed, Offramp Gallery had shown his work in the past. But this work was different – emotionally raw self-portraits with a complete lack of artifice or conceit. […]

“Find Your Adventure”

“Find Your Adventure”

The theme for the 127th Rose Parade on January 1, 2016, is “Find Your Adventure” and has 44 float entries with the addition of floats representing the two teams—Stanford and Iowa—playing in the Rose Bowl Game. Documentarian Ken Burns is the 2016 Grand Marshal. From his Academy Award-nominated films Brooklyn Bridge (1981) and The Statue […]

Live on Green

Live on Green

Tuesday, December 29, begins three days of festivities at “Live on Green” with different pavilions offering fun for kids, cuisine and libations, history, learn about the National Park Service (the inspiration behind this year’s Rose Parade theme). The Live on Green Bistro and Sidewalk Café will be serving up breakfast burritos, muffins, and (sponsor) Dole […]

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

A Zorthian Winter Solstice

Apparently, we have Winter Solstice on the brain as this is the third article in this week’s edition of Hometown Pasadena in which we mention this “shortest day of light.” Christina Sirgun Powers of Yoga for Balance in Altadena has been teaching kundalini yoga for twelve years and on December 19, she’ll be up at […]

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Pasadena Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Henry H. Markham was a United States Representative from 1885 to 1887, and Governor of California from 1891 to 1895. The idea of having a Congressman and state governor as one’s neighbor must have been tantalizing as Markham’s presence brought eager home buyers to the area. Unfortunately, the Markham home at 703 S. Pasadena Avenue […]

Tiny Holiday Treasures

Tiny Holiday Treasures

It’s time once again for one of our favorite yearly exhibits, Cactus Gallery’s “Tiny Treasures,” which runs through December 23rd. It’s a great place to purchase small, individual, unique gifts for those on your list who like drawing outside the lines. From a simple and simply lovely polar bear wood cut ornament and rhinos and […]

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo – Common Thread

Jane Szabo received a MFA from Art Center College of Design, and her photography has won awards and been exhibited nationally. Art Share L. A. calls itself “a home for the arts.” To that end, a 28,000 square foot warehouse has been renovated with areas on the ground floor for events, exhibits, and classes, while […]

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Carol Bus – with Hot Toddies!

Would you like to sing a carol or two? You won’t be riding in an open sleigh, but rather in a holiday-festooned red, double-decker bus. On December 5 and 12, the Los Angeles Master Chorale‘s Carol Bus makes stops at Grand Central Market, Walt Disney Music Hall, L. A. Live, and the Music Center. Guests (21+ years […]

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