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Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

Les Ballets Trockadero at Caltech

To the untrained eye, ballet can appear comical: highly trained athletes in funny clothes prancing around a stage to music without a dance groove. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo prove that it can appear comical to the trained eye as well. Since 1974, the all-male Trocks have been lovingly spoofing some of ballet’s greatest [...]

Janet Klein for Valentines

Janet Klein for Valentines

We can think of few better ways to make your Valentine’s heart go pitter-pat than to take him or her to the Coffee Gallery on Valentine’s night to see Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, who perform “Obscure, Naughty and Lovely Tunes of the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s.” Led by acclaimed Altadena music historian and [...]

The Return of Theatre Americana

The Return of Theatre Americana

Once upon a time, in a tough economic climate, a Democratic president and a Democratic congress spent lots of money on government programs that created jobs for all sorts of people, including ne’er-do-wells like artists, writers, actors and directors. Among those ne’er-do-wells to take a government handout was a bunch of boho types in Altadena, [...]

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Little Rock Nine Author Speaks

Dr. Terrence Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who volunteered to attend Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. After Little Rock’s high schools were closed the following school year, Roberts completed his senior year at Los Angeles High School. [...]

Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair

Westridge Summer Opportunities Fair

School may have just returned to session, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about what your kids are going to do this summer. Westridge’s fair brings together exhibitors from more than 100 camps and programs for kids in elementary and high school, with offerings in academic and cultural enrichment, outdoor adventure, [...]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company has made a name for itself by performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays… in 97 minutes! How can this be done, you ask? Hilariously, according to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and the theatre-goers of London, who made it that city’s longest-running comedy to date. Radi Os this [...]

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb at Vroman’s

Ian Whitcomb, Altadena’s ukelele/accordion stylist, Tin Pan Alley expert and songwriter extraordinaire, has kept a daily journal of his adventures in Los Angeles since 1972. A born raconteur, with a well-educated Englishman’s command of the mother tongue and a biting wit, Whitcomb sees all, tells all, and makes it incredibly, wryly funny. The Huntington Library [...]

What French Women Know

What French Women Know

One of life’s greatest mysteries: What do French women know that makes them so much cooler than everybody else? According to Debra Ollivier, author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller What French Women Know: About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind, it has nothing to do with food, or fashion, or [...]

Brahms, Bartok and a New Guy

Brahms, Bartok and a New Guy

Pacific Serenades, one of the longest-performing ensembles west of the Rio Grande, kicks off its 24th season this weekend with a program called “To Youth! To Wisdom!”, which brings together the old, the kind of old/kind of new, and the totally brand new. The old is Brahms’ String Quintet #1 in F Major; the fence-sitter is [...]

Party with the Pinot

Party with the Pinot

If you like Pinot Noir the way we like Pinot Noir, then you’re going to want to take part in one of the events happening shortly as part of the second annual Pasadena Pinot Fest. Unfortunately, you can’t take part in the first, a winemaker’s dinner tonight (Sunday), because it’s sold out. But the Friday-night [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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