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Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue
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Through the art and music of France, Pasadena choreographers Shauna Barger, Diane De Franco Brown, and Jackie Kopcsak “explore blue’s evocative hues.” On November 21, ArtistPlus Productions presents Out of the Blue, “a dynamic multimedia performance of ballet, baroque, and contemporary dance that celebrates the history of the color blue and its rich presence within […]

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Beaujolais Nouveau Karaoke

Cette semaine, nous sommes tous français. This week, we are all French. We must forget/Yes, we can forget/All that’s flown beyond/Let’s forget the time/The misunderstandings/And the wasted time. (“Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Jacques Brel) To emphasize this bond with our brethren across the Atlantic and simply to have a good time, Alliance Française de Pasadena […]

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina?

Am I a Latina? by Carla Hensley   In the town by the sea of cracked sidewalks and forgotten panaderías I was born in June below the sweet waist of America. Am I a Latina? Around eleven I discovered Neruda and his oh-so-fervent loves, Gabo and the tenderness of his towns. I’ve traced my way […]

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Primal Holiday: Music of the Human Spirit

Despite the frantic scheduling and the hustle and stress, the holidays are a time of reflection, good wishes, and gratitude. The heart-wrenching and hate-fueled events in Paris only solidify the necessity for these observances this holiday season. On December 12, the Angeles Chorale presents “Primal Instincts: Music of the Human Spirit” and perhaps an evening […]

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

Terry Arena @ Casa Marengo (Affordable Art Act)

In her ongoing mission to bring local artists to the public’s attention and offer art at non-stratospheric prices, artist Val Echavarria of Casa Marengo in Highland Park presents works by Terry Arena, which may be viewed—and purchased—through December 10. Arena was born in Georgia, but has spent most of her life in Southern California, receiving […]

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

Make It & Take It: Thanksgiving Pies with Jennie Cook

You may know Jennie Cook through her plant-based parties, enjoyed one of her catered lunches on a commercial set, or purchased her 2013 cookbook Who Wants Seconds?. But did you know she loves pie? She loves, loves pie. And she’s been making holiday pies with family, friends, and soon-to-be friends since 2008 at her “Make […]

Scrapbooking the Season of 1898-99

Scrapbooking the Season of 1898-99

As a popular resort destination during the last decades of the nineteenth century, Pasadena welcomed numerous tourists, especially during the Southland’s mild winter months. Outdoor activities such as shooting parties, hiking, golf, and tennis were organized by the local social clubs. Entertainments such as concerts, card parties, dinners, and dances were hosted in private homes […]

Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

Pomegranate & Pistachio Brussels Sprouts

Getting kids to eat and, better yet, like Brussels sprouts is about as hard as it has been for me to take Donald Trump seriously in politics—it’s probably not going to happen. It’s a love it or leave it sort of situation with these mini cabbages. But, I’m here to tell you that I got […]

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Food Drive, Scavenger Hunt & Authors’ Events

Vroman’s Bookstore has teamed up with Friends in Deed for a holiday food drive. During store hours on November 14 and 15, Vroman’s will have stations set up around the store, accepting dry and canned goods, and “shelf-stable food products.” Food item ideas: Canned tuna, peanut butter, canned chicken, cereal, rice, cooking oil, sugar, and […]

Scenes from Art on Palm

Scenes from Art on Palm

Tucked away at the end of the street, down a steep hill and into the canyon of Wildwood Park is the location of Art on Palm. We attended with our parents, where our mother subsequently emptied her coffers on Christmas ornaments, cards, some ceramics, and invested in a handmade skirt by Louise Wannier of Louis […]

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