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It’s Horrors at Caltech

It’s Horrors at Caltech

“Musical theater triumphantly returns to Caltech” the press release says. The object of this praise is the upcoming Little Shop of Horrors, which opens this Friday, February 22nd. Caltech theater always seems to be a whole community endeavor. Not only are there current undergrad and graduate students involved, but Caltech alumna Miranda Stewart is the [...]

It’s About Bloomin’ Time

It’s About Bloomin’ Time

The glories of Southern California—blooming trees and flowers in mid-February while the Upper Mid-West prepares for another snow storm. Not that snow is not a joy in its own way, and we are going to get a taste of winter temps with a low of 41º on Wednesday morning (cuddle up!), but the magnolias are [...]

Roasting the Pig

Roasting the Pig

We’re foregoing cocktail hour on Thursday evening for a little pig. Okay, we’re only delaying cocktails, but it’s all in order to honor and partake of one from the family Suidae, the omnivorous domesticated hoofed mammal descended from the wild boar and domesticated over 8,000 years ago—also commonly known as hog, swine, porker, and pig. We’ll be arriving [...]

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

By Bob Bennett Eva Scott Fenyes, the grande dame of Fenyes Mansion (now the site of Pasadena Museum of History) is much remembered for her interest in art and art collecting. She included motion pictures in her artistic interests and was an early proponent of the new technology. In the early 1900s, just a few [...]

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

Playing on the Aeolian-Skinner

They have been called “beasts.” They can be bought sometimes for as little as $20,000, only to have to be moved, restored, and installed, jacking the price up several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These “complicated machines” are Aeolian-Skinner organs. For one such organ being moved from Houston to Atlanta, it took a 54-foot flatbed [...]

AIDS/Life Cycle Fundraiser: Go Molly!

AIDS/Life Cycle Fundraiser: Go Molly!

On January 20, 2013 as I was playing soccer in Pasadena, I looked up to see someone ride off on my bike. I chased the guy, but I just could not catch him. The feeling of heartbreak is hard to put into words; that bike was more than two wheels and components. That bike was [...]

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

Blind Donkey: The Hipster Invasion Continues in Pasadena

If Umami Burger, Intelligentsia and Pinkberry weren’t a big enough indicator that Pasadena is switching from Blue Blood to Young Blood, The Blind Donkey will help set you straight. Sandwiched between Pop Champagne & Dessert Bar and Slater’s 50/50, this brown liquor bar showcases the continued urban trend into Rose Bowl territory. John Bower, a [...]

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars from The Sweet Truck

Thank you, Molly Taylor, for letting us know about The Sweets Truck’s fundraiser on March 2nd and for sharing your… Ahhhhhmazing Chocolate Fudge Oreo Bars Ingredients: 1 (16 oz. package) Oreo cookies 1 stick butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips [...]

Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Naomi Hirahara of “Strawberry Yellow”

Fifteen years. Fifteen bloody years. It took that much time for a seed of a novel to germinate, grow, and be mowed down over and over again. I finally became a debut novelist at the age of forty-one. So shares local author Naomi Hirahara, talking about the laborious journey to get her first manuscript written [...]

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns By Isabel Wilkerson  The award-winning history The Warmth of Other Suns was urged on me while I was standing in line to see Michelle Obama at a fundraiser two years ago.  In San Marino, home of the John Birch Society, hundreds of black women lined up on the sidewalk, having contributed a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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