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Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

Trio at Lucky Baldwin’s

We’re strolling the streets of Sierra Madre, aimlessly, sipping on an iced latte, and live music caresses our ears. We follow the tune to its source—a trio of men strumming, picking and bowing, seated around a table in the front patio of Lucky Baldwin’s. The table is littered with ignored napkins and utensils, a full water jug, and [...]

Caught in a Zoot Suit Riot

Caught in a Zoot Suit Riot

June 10, 1943. An overcast and unseasonably cold evening in Pasadena. The time: World War II. The place: a street corner at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Raymond Avenue. It was the middle of the Zoot Suit Riots in Los Angeles, and on this particular night, two African-American teenagers with a fondness for flamboyant clothing [...]

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Wardrobe at the Bus Stop, Ride for Water & a House with Holes

Last Saturday while running errands and playing chauffeur to an as-yet unlicensed 16-year-old, what we saw had us making u-turns from Altadena right down into South Pas. Right and below: A new build on Los Robles Avenue, north of Glenarm Street.             At first, the magenta sign below was so [...]

Two New Galleries in One

Two New Galleries in One

Sharing a wall with Space Arts Center and within the same block as Rue de Mimo, Marz, and Camille DePredini is a gallery which exists because “chance and opportunity collide in perfect harmony.” Or so says art collector Dr. Michael Burgess who has partnered with artist Laurie Hendricks in a recently opened, shared space in South Pasadena. [...]

Stoneface

Stoneface

In the 1924 classic silent comedy, Sherlock Jr., its dreaming protagonist, played by the picture’s star and director, the great Buster Keaton, literally walks into a movie he’s watching and becomes part of the action. It’s a theme that’s had many a variation played on it since then—Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, for [...]

Magical Music at the Mill

Magical Music at the Mill

Surrounded by pomegranate trees on the patio at the Old Mill in San Marino, guests may enjoy a summer evening, sitting only feet away from the musicians. Once every month, the Old Mill presents intimate summer concerts, and this year it’s all about the ensemble of instrumental performers, as in four of them. On June 28th, [...]

French Toast – Isa Style

French Toast – Isa Style

Ingredients: 2 eggs ½ cup 2% milk A pinch of cinnamon 1 teaspoon raw sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 little melon ball scoops of butter, plus extra 3 slices of sourdough bread Powdered sugar Pure maple syrup Fragrant early summer ripe peach Directions: Put milk into mixing bowl. Crack in eggs and whisk. Add cinnamon, [...]

Music & Art at Hsi Lai

Music & Art at Hsi Lai

Practicing compassion through music and art. That is the “about” listed for the Hsi Lai Temple located in the southern-most part of San Gabriel Valley, in Hacienda Heights. Saturday, June 21st, Hsi Lai Temple is holding its first music and arts festival. Soulful and alternative Lotus Band will be performing, as will the folk-pop duo [...]

Interlocking Sculptures

Interlocking Sculptures

The forms and images are abstract, yet evoke the living form, reminiscent of plants and the human body. This is the basic definition of biomorphic. Biomorphism is “an art movement that began in the 20th century. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist, landscape architect, sculptor, and set designer. “In 1947, Noguchi…joined with George Nelson, [...]

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Father’s Day, June 15th, opens Levitt Pavilion Pasadena‘s summer of 50 free concerts. Jazz singer Barbara Morrision kicks things off Sunday evening with her jazz program. After a twenty-year career, Morrison has been called legendary, acclaimed, and compared to some of the greatest female jazz and blues singers. She’s appeared and performed with the likes of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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