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Camellia & Tea Festival

Camellia & Tea Festival
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Enjoying the blooming of tens of thousands camellias every year at Descanso Gardens is thanks to a man who was born in a log cabin in Washington state, was gassed during World War I in the Argonne, and spent time working as a “door-to-door flatiron salesman, ditch digger, janitor and miner.” This man? Elias Manchester […]

Showcase 2015

Showcase 2015

For 2015, Pasadena Showcase House of Design revisits a design by Fernand Parmentier who was born in Paris, educated in Chicago, then received a certificate for the practice of architecture in California in 1901. The showcase house was built in 1910 and is described as “an eclectic English Tudor combined with Craftsman elements.” The artistic […]

A Shakespearean Summer

A Shakespearean Summer

A Noise Within is committed to ensure that the Bard is not left behind… When it comes to the current generation—the Millenniums—ANW is going “all in” by expanding its Summer with Shakespeare program to 5 weeks and 2 tracks. Track 1: The Play’s the Thing Ages 14-18 In this 5-week intensive, students will experience all […]

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Cello & Piano Recital at Bird Studio

Gloria Lum, cellist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and adjunct music instructor at Occidental College, began playing the piano at age four, not finding her way to the cello until the age of eight when her brother who said, “Why don’t you play the cello? Nobody plays the cello!” My earliest memory of playing music […]

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Jazzy Ash, Black Mexica, Dance & Song Jubilee, Tea Time

Continuing: Black History Month Display. A historical view of African-American families as seen through African-American literature and the Civil Rights Movement. For all ages. Free to the public. Hastings Branch Public Library, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena 91107. The Whipping Man at the Pasadena Playhouse through March 1st. Tickets: $25-$125. Location: 39 S. El […]

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

LAMC Celebrates Pasadenan Terry Knowles

It’s been fifteen years. Fifteen years in which Monica Hubbard says Pasadenan Terry Knowles “has lived and breathed the Master Chorale…and it shows.…She is a visionary and has taken LAMC to new heights. She is a phenomenal leader.” On March 1st, the Los Angeles Master Chorale will hold its annual gala at Disney Hall to […]

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Transparent Governing: The Role of the Press

Before 1725, publications in the American colonies “were subject to strict licensing by the government…. It was against the law to print anything that was considered by the government to be seditious libel…anything that criticized the government or its officials” (Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com). On June 8, 1791, James Madison introduced his version of the “speech and press […]

The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

The Best Ever Key Lime Pie

I’m not usually one to brag about my cooking—and I’m definitely not one to brag about my baking. I am not a pastry chef. But since guests at my restaurant (including Floridians) tell me that my Key Lime pie is the best they’ve ever had—I feel like it’s safe to brag about it. This recipe […]

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

It’s All About the Fiction We Live

Sincere thanks to photographer Tina Wallin for sharing her art with us…   My choice of subject comes from a place of intuition and is fueled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories that are unfolding around me. I look for subject matter or stories that are not at first obvious and are […]

Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

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