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The Soul of Vietnam

The Soul of Vietnam

On June 19, Distant Lands hosts Larry D’Attilio, a photographer and now author of The Soul of Vietnam, which “seamlessly explor(es) from North to South… express(ing) an awareness of subjects from the magnificent to the mundane.” “I had no intention to create a journalistic view of the country,” states Larry D’Attilio, “instead I wanted to describe the […]

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Car Show

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Car Show

We thought the word was “hot rod.” Are we merely misremembering the cars in Rebel Without a Cause and American Graffitti? Appearing at the 5th Annual LA County Sheriff’s Department Altadena Station Car Show (could that name be any longer) is what’s being called “street rods.” Also showing off their goods will be vintage trucks and […]

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

Jenna Franks has been waiting five years, two months, and eight days for a kidney transplant. Her mother Karol waits right along with her, next to her; in step, every step of the way. Along the way, Karol takes pictures. Stunning photographs. We’ve shared many, and here are some more. Enjoy. LA’s Venice canals…     […]

Plumeria Grafting

Plumeria Grafting

Apparently grafted plumeria trees bloom in a variety of colors. That’s an interesting idea. But how does one graft? Diana Donnellan leads a hands-on workshop “exploring both the mechanics of grafting as well as best practices” on June 17. Donnellan will show on the grove’s demonstration trees examples of “good” grafting and “bad” grafting, which […]

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Ellen Dostal writing for Broadway Word calls it a “roguishly handsome production” and an “epic whodunit” with a cast that has “whip-smart abilities. Where Wicked Lit uses the mausoleum to achieve a spooky effect, the train depot plays into the dark and foggy night intrigue of Victorian England. It’s a surprisingly versatile canvas on which […]

4,000 Murals Later…

4,000 Murals Later…

The Pasadena Chalk Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary during this annual event on Father’s Day weekend, June 17-18. Over 600 artists descend upon Pasadena to create 200 chalk murals—in every style imaginable. Watch artists work, listen to live music, and take the kids to Chalkland. Plenty of eateries are within mere steps (and shopping if need […]

Cucumber Gin Rickey

Cucumber Gin Rickey

Editor’s note: Summer is just coming upon us—with daily graduations, summer camps locked in, and vacation plans being cemented. Our hot weather has yet to descend upon us, thankfully, but we figure it’s never too early to consider what cocktails should be concocted for summer parties, outdoor barbecues, July 4th celebrations, and for when temperatures climb into the high […]

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths is currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. Saw this play last night. By far, one of the best I’ve ever seen. Deep, heart wrenching yet ironically entertaining true account of the Japanese concentration camps during WWII. Hits home on so many levels. E.G: Did you know American families were confined to live like […]

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Brian Elerding is Executive Director of Lineage Performing Arts Center. We first met him through the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre Company, which now performs at Descanso Gardens. Elerding is one of the good guys. He’s creative, approachable, generous with his time, passionate, and philanthropic—and supports events and productions in the same vein. If you see his name connected […]

Publishing 1-2-3

Publishing 1-2-3

Join editor Laurie Gibson on July 8-9 for publishing know-how. The following info is courtesy of Flintridge Bookstore… Saturday, July 8th, 2-3:30 p.m.: Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop, which is spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers. We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book […]

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