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MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

MUSE/IQUE’s Front Porch

“We all kind of found that our individual ideas were surpassed by our idea of playing music as a collective,” says Cory of Moonsville Collective. Cory, along with members Ryan, Dan, Drew, and Seth will be performing at MUSE/IQUE‘s “Front/Porch” event at the Robert R. Blacker House on May 5th. Early twentieth century architects Greene [...]

Light & Shadow

Light & Shadow

An all-woman show examines “the ideas of light and shadow in myth, nature, and the mystery of the psyche.” This exhibit opens April 12th at Cactus Gallery features artist Ulla Anobile, while also including Julie Zarate, Kelly Thompson, Donna Abbate, Patricia Krebs, and ten others. A reception will be held on Saturday, coinciding with NELAart‘s [...]

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Taking a walk in our neighborhood last week, we came across a “Little Free Library.” Painted in the colors of the attendant house, this box full of books welcomes passerby to “Take a book, return a book.” So, we indulged, perusing the baker’s dozen on display and settled on Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost that [...]

Susan Sironi: Books Sculpted

Susan Sironi:  Books Sculpted

She’s been called a “literary vandal” and a “dissector” by Leah Ollman (LATimesBlog 2011). Why so? Because artist Susan Sironi cuts up books. Over the last ten years,” Sironi states, “I have been using vintage books as an initial source material, altering them into sculptural collages that reflect on history and/or the past.” For Flower [...]

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Tadashi Shoji & Norman Rockwell

Ever hitched a ride in a blimp? Room for two is available on the Goodyear blimp, if your price is right. You can also snag four tickets to tour of battleship USS Iowa docked in San Pedro, get Rose Parade grand stand seats, or go on a wine tasting tour at Le Vigne Winery in [...]

BOOK ‘Em Closing

BOOK ‘Em Closing

After 24 years, Mary and Barry are closing their doors. After Wednesday, April 30th, BOOK ‘Em Mysteries bookstore in South Pasadena shall be no more. Over the years, author events have included the likes of Michael Connelly and Robert Crais to local mystery authors Denise Hamilton, Naomi Hirahara, and Kwei Quartey. Mary and Barry’s shop, [...]

Singing Sisters

Singing Sisters

We were introduced the other day to Sister Timothy of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles who make their home in Alhambra. We admit we were caught off guard when told that they are releasing their new CD Lean Into the Wind. CD? Singing nuns? And the answer to both is [...]

Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

Square Foot Gardening & Mosaic Bricks

They say that nothing tastes better than home grown vegetables, the flavors enhanced by healthy soil devoid of pesticides. Find out yourself by building a square foot garden. Square foot gardens use only twenty percent of the space of a conventional garden, no tilling of the soil is necessary, and the amount of water needed [...]

Parnucklian for Chocolate

Parnucklian for Chocolate

My parents lied to me: “Nobody cares how much you weigh;” “You’re the smartest girl in your class;” “Everything’s going to be fine.” I’ll bet your parents lied to you, too, in small ways or large. But few children grow up hearing and believing the kinds of lies Josiah grows up with in B.H. James’ [...]

Photograph in the Studio

Photograph in the Studio

Photograph in the Studio by Jacqueline Tchakalian There’s a black, sticky spot on the photograph of my husband. Shadows of branch, lattice work, pattern his shirt. Half his face glows in late after- noon sun, the other half darkens in its own shade. There were three of us that day:  Father, mother, daughter. We had [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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