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Plein Air in Cuba

Plein Air in Cuba
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Plein Air Magazine was taking 100 folks to Cuba, so when a personal invitation was extended, who was Lynda Pyka to say no? Pyka: I said yes to the trip because Cuba is on the verge of changing dramatically—and I didn’t want to miss capturing it. So, along with fellow painter Frances Pampeyan of Arcadia, […]

Granada

Granada

For months and months we looked through the storefront window and saw the renovation in progress. Then for weeks we were shut out by columns of brown paper taped to the inside. Suddenly last week, we saw tables and chairs being brought out onto the sidewalk and umbrellas being opened, and the door to Granada […]

Antaeus: Close to Home

Antaeus: Close to Home

When it’s so close you can taste it. There are nine days to go to help Antaeus Theatre Group find a new home. More accurately, this acclaimed theatrical company has found a home at 110 East Broadway in Glendale—the lease is signed the plans have been approved—it’s just trying to pay for it. Most often […]

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet Scent of Spring

Sweet roses rise among sunny succulents which, to no one’s surprise, survived strong air vents to announce the anxious arrival of early spring. Like a religious revival, The bee’s lovely lancet is like a sweet sword, but only the strong dare chance it. Baby birds bounce, flying from fragile flowers to hide among branches and […]

City of Gold

City of Gold

I first met Laura Gabbert when she was in need of a professional headshot. Headshots were my bread and butter at the time, so an agreement was made. The next inquiry was in regard to family photos. Family photos was an area in which I wanted to branch, so I ignored my hesitation and took […]

Crispy Steak Fries

Crispy Steak Fries

Has there ever been a more winning combination than steak and potatoes? Not to my way of thinking. It just works. For my take on this classic combo, I boil the potatoes first to get the insides soft and creamy and then bake them to get the outsides nice and crispy. This side is so […]

Fennel & Coconut Mussels

Fennel & Coconut Mussels

I think I can speak for all Fijians when I say that we love our coconut milk. Growing up, one of my jobs was scraping the coconuts to squeeze out fresh coconut milk. There is nothing in the world like fresh squeezed coconut milk. But in the states, we use canned which is good, but […]

Duchamp to Pop

Duchamp to Pop

Two words. Marcel. Duchamp. Assimilating Cubism and Futurism. Leading the American Dada movement. Coining the word “readymade” to mean a mass-produced object removed from its usual, accepted context and “promoted to the status of artwork by the mere choice of the artist. An inclination for wordplay that “aligns his work with that of Surrealists.” Considered […]

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

2016 Pasadena Heritage Spring Home Tour

A. Quincy Jones and Glendale’s Webber House. Myron Hunt and the redesign of the Huntington Hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House or La Miniatura in Pasadena. Paul Williams‘ hilltop estate for horse breeder Jack P. Atkin. Local, famous architects building for others. What of the homes local architects built for themselves? Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Spring […]

Micro Fiction

Micro Fiction

Thanks to Paula Johnson… Rose City Sisters will publish a new 100-word story every day in March. Micro fiction contributors include local novelists Petrea Burchard (Altadena), Margaret Finnegan (South Pasadena) and Bonnie Schroeder (Glendale), as well as more than two dozen writers from the U.S. and Canada. The site also publishes flash fiction, which are stories […]

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