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Sharon Mann of Mann Handmade ceramics is one of our favorite local ceramicists. Her work is functional and yet our meals look definitively more impressive—and appealing—on Mann’s plates. Our dining room table is a very simple pine and a Mann bowl, ceramic spoon, coffee cup, vase, or pitcher adds color, warmth, and depth to the table, […]

Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots

Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots

The Altadena Library has been celebrating Latino culture and the arts for over a year. On May 14, come to the grand finale with “Celebrando Raíces, Celebrating Roots.” Thirty artists and craftspeople are participating in a craft fair, activist and writer (and Hometown Pasadena contributor) Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin will tell stories, José-Luis Orozco and members of […]

Chorale Bel Canto: A Mystical Journey

Chorale Bel Canto: A Mystical Journey

The Chorale Bel Canto, a group we have enjoyed tremendously, present its season finale with “A Mystical Journey” on May 14. Anthony Moreno, baritone, sings with the chorus and orchestra “Five Mystical Songs,” music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and poetry by George Herbert. Also on the program is Mozart’s Requiem, the traditional version as completed […]

Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k

Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k

Not everyone will consider running a 5 kilometer route the makings of a rockin’ good time, but how about a walk? It’s the 2nd annual Rockin’ for the Homeless 5k, and it’s a run or walk. Could even be a stroll. There’s even a kiddie dash and all participants, of every age, are encouraged to […]

Tots, Tweens & Teens

Tots, Tweens & Teens

Over 30 authors and illustrators will be on site at the Tots, Tweens & Teens Book Festival on May 14. Pasadena High School hosts this free event, noon to 6 p.m. Three stages—Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult—feature books, authors, and illustrators for hours and hours! Authors include Pseudonymous Bosch of the Secret Series and […]

Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare

Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare

Who was Shakespeare, really? Greg Bell asks the question in his book, Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest With Shakespeare, a collection of poems, stories, and remembrances about the years Bell performed as the Bard himself, onstage and at popular Renaissance Faires. Besides being an author, Bell is (obviously) a Shakespearean actor. He currently facilitates […]

Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien

This week we’re featuring another artist who will be participating in this spring’s Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. Toti O’Brien is a mixed media artist and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Additionally, she’s illustrated two book and two memoirs. Her art work has been published in the […]

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

  “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain     All Aboard! Welcome to my canoe, my train, my plane, my journey I am on airplanes a lot. So I thought I knew what turbulence was when, on my […]

Dishing with Gold

Dishing with Gold

“In a lot of ways, I think food is starting to take the place in (our) culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago.” —Jonathan Gold Have you seen City of Gold yet? If yes, yes? What did you think? If no, why not? Go. Go! Because how could a movie about food make us want to […]

History Mystery No. 41

History Mystery No. 41

Where are we? And what’s happened? In this Jan. 2, 1933, a young man in an east Indian or Middle Eastern costume (it’s hard to tell) covers a seat on a float for the 44th Rose Parade. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find which float it was. The photo description simply states, “Young man in costume constructing a Tournament […]

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