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Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Amy Winehouse: Before Frank

Before Frank refers to the life and times of Amy Winehouse before her burst out of obscurity, before the whirl of fame, admiration, recognition, criticism, and judgment. Before her death on July 23, 2011. Photographer Charles Moriarty was asked in 2001 by James Tyler, friend of 19-year-old singer Amy Winehouse, to “take some photos.” “My […]

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Inaugural “Intersection” Festival

Our gratitude to Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography for sharing their experiences and photographs of the inaugural “Intersection” Playhouse District Festival…   On the last Saturday of a hot summer in August, we celebrated with music & art at the block of Colorado & El Molino. It’s a free end-of-the summer street […]

Luna Lotus Jewels

Luna Lotus Jewels

Karina Barrero is a Pasadena resident and owner of Luna Lotus Jewels. She exhibits at such social events as the West Elm Pop-Up and the Urban Air Market in Los Angeles. Barrero mentions on her site that as a child she didn’t have a lot of funds to spend on clothing and jewelry. So, she […]

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Reconstructions & No Restraint

Two artists who have works currently on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center’s ALL MEDIA exhibit (read story here), also have work at current and upcoming local shows… Currently: Holly Boruck’s Surrogate Gallery Projects presents its next exhibit “Reconstructions” at Charles White Gallery at Eliot Arts Magnet School, 2184 Lake Ave., Pasadena. Gallery hours: […]

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

Cyndi Bemel Photography at Jones Coffee

South Pasadena resident, world traveler, and photographer Cyndi Bemel exhibits some of her images at Jones Coffee through the month of September. Storytelling is at the cornerstone of what inspires me. My long-time passion for photography started with my first Kodak instamatic 110 camera. Since then, my camera has been my trusty companion reflecting the […]

Historic Marguerita Lane

Historic Marguerita Lane

Thanks to Sarah Emery Bunn at Walking Pasadena and Diana Britt, respectively, for a couple of photos and local history (via Pasadena Heritage) about historic Marguerita Lane… Retired dentist Alexander Schutt (family was Canadian immigrants, first to Wisconsin, then North Dakota) proposed the lane as a group of Spanish Colonial Revival studio houses, an artists […]

Our BoldPas Impressions

Our BoldPas Impressions

BoldPas, a new event presented last week in the alleyways of Old Pasadena was a colorful, fun affair. Lots of people were had location maps in hand, planning to run the installation gamut; from a little girl and her mom to a group of college age young men, from couples to This wasn’t high art, fine […]

Ways to Paint a Woman

Ways to Paint a Woman

  Ways to Paint a Woman   after a portrait by Ali-Al Ameri Sometimes only color can speak for the heart. Sometimes you must paint it yellow— listen with the eyes: honeycomb and maize, golden rainflowers. Transform with your softest brush the way Lorca’s bathing girl liquefies into water – half a head in fire, sun […]

Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Glendale’s Vanishing Heritage

Craftsman architecture is all around us, but not as much as it once was. In Glendale, the local historical society tells us, “due to lack of proper development oversight and lax zoning codes” many examples of Craftsman architecture has been demolished. On September 24, in order to celebrate these local remnants of the Arts & […]

Clothes Heaven

Clothes Heaven

We thank our friend Peggy Sue Davis as she was the impetus behind our featuring of Clothes Heaven this week, a 30-year-old staple of Old Pasadena and the source for timeless high fashion and haute couture. We were heading back to our car after strolling Old Pasadena’s various alleyways, encountering the silly, fun, colorful, thoughtful, intriguing art […]

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