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Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon

Anglo/Irish Lit Chat with Anne Perry & Patricia Mahon
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From fantasy and the young adult genre to Christmas novellas and a World War I series—let alone her Thomas Pitt and William Monk historical murder and mystery series—one has to admire bestselling author Anne Perry’s prolificacy. To date, she’s written close to one hundred books, story collections, and novellas in less than forty years. Patricia Mahon has been […]

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Two poems from… Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW by Gerda Govine Ituarte published by Swan World/Éditions du Cygne 2016                 Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW acknowledges the power of silence and reflection to heal the residue that blinds and binds us. Words carry the cadence, tone, feel […]

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Book Launch: Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

    Gerda Govine Ituarte uses words like a painter employs a brush—with a strong definitive stroke heavy with paint, revealing grooves and ridges, depth and texture, or a flick of the wrist creating a wisp of an expression, a stipple light as air. Gerda’s poetry paints pictures previously unimagined… Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny […]

It’s Time for Poker!

It’s Time for Poker!

Content thanks to Cancer Support Community Pasadena. The 6th Annual Poker Bowl Tournament will be held on Friday, June 24th at Flying A Garage. Over 150 guests are expected to attend and play Texas Hold ‘Em and Blackjack surrounded by a private collection of antique and restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron […]

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Moonday & Luis J. Rodriguez

Content courtesy of Moonday Poetry Series (thank you, Lois. P. Jones!): We’re so excited about our June features! Luis J. Rodriguez, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles will shake up Moonday with new work and a taste of his fantastic anthology of Los Angeles, “Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles.” […]

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

24th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

Over 600 artists take to chalk to create over 200 chalk festivals at the annual Pasadena Chalk Festival. The art of street painting is centuries old. In fact, it goes back to the 16th century when soldiers returning from battle gave homage to the Madonna in front of local churches. Consequently, the name Madonnari or […]

2016 Art on Palm

2016 Art on Palm

One of the art events we love to attend is the biannual Art on Palm held down the hill in a secluded nook called Wildwood Park. It’s small, intimate, and full of arts and crafts from painters, tile makers, and ceramicists to jewelers, weavers, and clothing designers. It’s hard to choose what humorous tile we […]

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

  While perusing Facebook on Saturday, I read an article about the young singer from The Voice who was shot by a deranged man while signing autographs after a performance. In the 24 hours after that shooting, seven random people were shot and killed in unrelated events in LA. I read about that on Sunday morning […]

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

Magnolia’s Sidewalk Patio for Brunch & Summer Cocktails

It’s summer and it’s time, even more than usual, for enjoying the great outdoors. Not as in hiking the Sam Merrill Trail or Sunset Cliffs, but the great outdoors of the town of Pasadena. Magnolia House on South Lake has opened a sidewalk patio just in time for summer and lingering brunches—which, of course, could occur (if necessary) […]

8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

8 Works, 2 Takes: A Room to Create

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre: This is the dance that makes you think, makes you stop and wonder about what you value and how you want to be in the world. Evans’ musicianship (as seen in others pieces as well) is embedded in her craft. Music, dance and expression all as one. —Beth Megill, dance instructor/choreographer, […]

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