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Tales of an Urban Indian

Tales of an Urban Indian

Now in its tenth season, Native Voices at the Autry brings the West Coast premiere of the hit one-man show Tales of an Urban Indian to Glendale beginning Thursday, March 11. Canadian triple threat (comedian/playwright/actor) Darrell Dennis, a member of the Shuswap tribe, portrays a contemporary urban Indian making his sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, always [...]

Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

Books & Grilled Cheese, Oh Boy!

You may think you know the best Thai market in Hollywood, noodle house in San Gabriel, wine shop in the Valley, and French restaurant in Culver City, but even the most diehard foodie doesn’t know it all. Hence the arrival of the book EAT: Los Angeles 2010: The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles. Created [...]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Caltech

Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Caltech

What do you get when you mix the intricacies of South African musical traditions with the sounds of gospel? You get a fragment of what Ladysmith Black Mambazo has to offer. At it for 50 years now, Ladysmith are the world’s preeminent isicathamiya practitioners. So successful were they in their native South Africa that they [...]

Red Hen at Boston Court

Red Hen at Boston Court

If you believe what you read, poetry has been in crisis for a decade or two, or three or four, or nine. There’s too much of it, or it’s not any good, or it’s really weird. While it’s true that the volume of contemporary verse can be intimidating to initiates, there is a fairly straightforward [...]

Make Much Ado

Make Much Ado

Glendale’s 18-year-old classical repertory company, A Noise Within, continues its season with Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. Directed by Michael Murray (runs February  27 – May  21)  this classic comedy concerns itself with the battle of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick. (But the state of our local theaters are no laughing matter; [...]

Youth Orchestra Day

Youth Orchestra Day

Think music education is important?  So do a lot of folks in town, including Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, who has declared this Sunday Youth Orchestra Day. And everybody is invited take part in an afternoon “summit” demonstrating the joys of music making. Nearly 300 high school and college students from four youth orchestras (the Los Angeles [...]

The Wailin’ Jennys at Caltech

The Wailin’ Jennys at Caltech

All the way from Canada come the Wailin’ Jennys, an all-lady vocal folk trio, none of whom are named Jenny. They’ve won a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammys — a CanadaGram?) for best “Roots & Traditional” album and have been making regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Their repertoire includes jazz and bluegrass as well, [...]

Singing Nuns

Singing Nuns

Monty Python this is not. Rather, it’s a choir of Carmelites from all over the Southland, putting on a rare show for those outside the convent’s walls. The program spans centuries, from old-timey Gregorian Chants to ultramodern contemporary Christian, but has a unifying theme: light. Because, as Mother Regina Marie says, “Times are dark.” The [...]

Pasadena Showcase House

Pasadena Showcase House

One of the largest and oldest house and garden tours in the country, Pasadena Showcase House of Design is an annual fundraiser disguised as a month-long celebration of an historic property. This year that property is the Cravens Estate, an official Pasadena Cultural Landmark as well as a Landmark of Historical Significance. In addition to [...]

Katrina Kenison Reading & Book Signing

Katrina Kenison Reading & Book Signing

Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings for God and the series editor for 16 years of The Best American Short Stories, will be reading and signing her books this Thursday at both the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Family Life Center and at Flintridge Bookstore. Despite the title and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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