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               Why did you bring me here?                     Why did you bring me here? child screams cries ramp up                        tears avalanche wraps body around mom pulls away from nurse   Why you stick me? answer on hold try to explain vaccination to a four year old.     Copyright © “Air […]

Waterfall

Waterfall

A Tony Award nominee. A Tony Award winner. An Academy Award winner. Waterfall has quite a pedigree. This musical has its world premier at the Pasadena Playhouse—with choreography by Tony Award-nominee Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon), and music by Academy Award and two-time Grammy […]

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale Jeffrey Bernstein says The Brahms Requiem to be performed by the choir on June 14th is not just a concert but a “community art project.” The choir will sing Eines Deutsches Requiem—what the director calls a journey through grief, sorrow, triumph, gratitude, and comfort—and between the […]

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

“I didn’t know Asian Americans played jazz.” This is a sentence saxophonist Michael Paulo has heard time and again. His answer? The inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival, to be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on June 20th. Rob Fukuzaki of ABC7 Eyewitness News is the emcee of the event, which features […]

Designer Pop Up

Designer Pop Up

ASID—American Society of Interior Designers—is having a “pop up” sale Saturday, June 13th, and it’s open to the public. For 8½ hours, shoppers are invited to roam the “designer warehouse” in Sierra Madre hunting for chairs, tables, vases, pillows, and oodles more. Designer Pop Up Sale Saturday, June 13th, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Designer Warehouse, 89 […]

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library Book Sale

A book sale is not what we would consider a traditional “good deed,” but upon reflection Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is a “good deed” entity. Its mission is to help fund library programs, special services, and cultural events—from summer reading clubs for children, author events, movies, and a reading fair to the community-wide […]

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Organic Fruit & Veggie Gardening

Learn how to grow fruits and vegetables organically in your home garden! You’ll be saving money at the grocery store while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of your family by reaping the nutritional benefits of eating fresh-grown produce.   Vegetable gardens enhance the appearance of any yard and provide a fun activity for all ages. This […]

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Patricia Liverman’s Interview with Casa Marengo

Artist Patricia Liverman doesn’t so much apply paint in her work as she appropriates it. She peels paint from other canvasses, cuts or tears it further, then reassembles the pieces to create new works. “By freeing the paint from the canvas, I am able to use it in many different ways and to further investigate […]

These Birdly Delights

These Birdly Delights

The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth. (Signology.org) The Egyptian god Atum chose a bird to represent the moment of creation while birds of prey […]

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Hometown Pasadena, this online magazine, is all thanks to Colleen Dunn Bates and her crew of fabulous writers, designers, photographers, editors, characters, and partner Patty O’Sullivan at Prospect Park Books. Since 2006, PPB has published dozens of funny, informative, introspective, entertaining, and riveting books from Lian Dolan’s Helen of Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery […]

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