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6th Annual Pasadena Pinot Fest

6th Annual Pasadena Pinot Fest

Is there a limit to how much good pinot one can sniff, swirl, and sip? Not likely. Get your palates primed and ready to judge balance, complexity, body, and flavors because there will be 200 pinot noirs to taste from 100 California and Oregon wineries, including Ampelos, Clary Ranch, Clos Pepe, Dragonette, Hitching Post, Zovitch [...]

Mystery History No. 6

Mystery History No. 6

Where are we? And what’s happening? In this 1932 photo, Dr. E=mc2 himself, Albert Einstein, and his wife Elsa are given a huge send-off as they prepare to leave Pasadena after one of their sojourns here.     Here’s a more revealing shot: I did screen captures from a historic video that you’ll find here. In the early [...]

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms, Beethoven & CalStateLA

Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. Beethoven’s 1st Symphony. Cal State L.A. Huh? It does make sense, really. Conductor Fung Ho is not only a former Concermaster  for the Burbank Chamber Orchestra and West L.A. Symphony, current conductor of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO), but is also currently “on the violin faculty” (their [...]

Dancers Needed!

Dancers Needed!

Come dance right this way… The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is looking for Spanish, Flamenco, and Folklorico Dancers for The Mission Play.  Auditions will be held Monday, January 14th at 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 17th at 7 p.m. The Mission Play will be presented April 5-7 of this year. It “charts the beginnings of [...]

Hilary Mantel’s “Bring Up the Bodies”

Hilary Mantel’s “Bring Up the Bodies”

If possible, better than its predecessor Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel‘s Bring up the Bodies continues to follow the harrowing career of Thomas Cromwell as he orchestrates, navigates, and patiently out-waits and outwits everyone at the court of Henry VIII. Mantel does more interesting things with her narrative, a sort of third-person singular  from Cromwell’s point of [...]

Amy’s Own

Amy’s Own

Editor’s Note: There’s a bit of a crunch this week because of the holidays and being in and out of town, so this week’s contribution comes from me. Here is the first chapter of my novel Amy’s Own. Amy’s Own Chapter One “Your father and I were lovers,” the woman tossed lightly over her shoulder, [...]

Mystery History No. 5

Mystery History No. 5

Where are we? What is happening? In the circa 1887 photo above, two adult males hang out on the back side of a barn that was used temporarily as living quarters. During the building boom of 1886 to 1888, settlers were teeming to put down roots in the newly incorporated city. Many put up barns [...]

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

ANW & Boston Court: Congratulations!

Two of our own are getting some well-deserved kudos and financial goodies. A Noise Within (ANW) and The Theatre @ Boston Court received the BEST (Building Excellence in Small Theatres) Awards from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation at the recent L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The award, which can range from $10,000 to $25,000, [...]

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

Tobacco Road by Jack Kirkland

In tandem with the February opening of The Grapes of Wrath, A Noise Within is offering a free, one-night-only reading of Jack Kirkland’s Tobacco Road, which is based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. This Depression-era Broadway blockbuster, which exposes the South’s social and racial injustices with biting satirical humor, portrays an ignorant, dysfunctional and [...]

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

Burma Brown Paintings in Altadena

“He finds his inspiration from the two things he loves the most—jazz and the ocean.” Burma Brown is a Missouri transplant to Pasadena. For 29 years, he worked in the field of telecommunications. Now in retirement, he is “dedicating himself in perfecting his skills and exploring the creative he has placed on hold for so [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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