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Opera Animata: Serving Extra Creepy

Opera Animata:  Serving Extra Creepy

He’s considered to be one of the greatest English composers. It is speculated that his first work was an ode for King Charles II in 1668. He was appointed organist of Westminster Abbey and in a five year span, he “supplied music for more than 40 plays.” His harmonies can be heard in The Who’s [...]

The Morning the Egg Exploded

The Morning the Egg Exploded

I am at my mother’s condo, staying with her for the foreseeable as she recovers from her second hip replacement. And, since these are early days and Mama is kind of loopy on pain meds, I am responsible for pretty much everything, from helping her in and out of bed and fetching her hearing aid [...]

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Summer Shakespeare at ANW

Whether it’s Macduff and Macbeth fighting ferociously, Tybalt challenging Mercutio, or Hamlet scuffling with Laertes and grabbing his poisoned rapier, Shakespeare reveled in a good fight scene. And that doesn’t include all the melodramatic murders and suicides. For kids who are lured by the thought of learning swordplay, A Noise Within offers its annual summer [...]

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

Shepard Fairey. Samella. BPP. Mandela

“Revolution’s just another word for change,” former Black Panther Party members Gene Washington and Hank Jones (one of the San Francisco 8) say almost simultaneously. “But people are afraid of change.” And so it was in late 1967 or early ’68 when Hank Jones decided to sign up to join the Black Panther Party for [...]

Volunteer with CASA

Volunteer with CASA

In this case, casa is not meant in the “mi casa es su casa” sense. But just as we consider our homes a place of refuge and a place to feel safe and secure, CASA L.A. is looking to provide a sense of safety and security to the segment of our society—children—who have been abandoned [...]

Eclectic Organ

Eclectic Organ

Sometimes we wonder how people can manage to do and be so many things within the constraints of a lifetime, let alone a 24-hour day. Organist Timothy Howard will be giving a free “eclectic recital of music from five centuries” on Saturday, March 15th, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. He will be assisted by guest artists [...]

Altadena CERT

Altadena CERT

The Altadena’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presents the third in a series of presentations on disaster preparedness on Thursday, March 13th. This free event is open to not only citizens of Altadena, but also the surrounding areas. “When all your phones go down, we want you to have the tools to communicate.” People are [...]

Teen Tech

Teen Tech

Is your teen a techie, but also likes making things with his or her hands? Altadena Library is offering their “Teen Tech Week DIY Club” on Friday, March 14th. Get in touch with your creativity! We’re taking old technology, like cassette tapes, and making something new—like wallets and pencil holders!  Materials provided, although you are [...]

Wistaria, Wistaria!

Wistaria, Wistaria!

“Viewing the vine.” Sunday, March 16th, Sierra Madre presents its annual, every-popular Wistaria Festival in Memorial Park with viewings of the historic vine available via shuttle from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified the vine as the world’s largest blossoming plant, and estimates that at its peak, the [...]

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Norooz at Scottish Rite

Coming “together to celebrate and promote Iranian arts and its culture along with the non-Iranian community.” To accomplish this goal, a traditional Iranian percussion performance will be led by Erfan Nazemzadeh with Flamenco guitarist Amir Mafakher accompanying him. The Djanbazian Dance Academy will perform and Iranian visual artists will exhibit their latest work. Examples of [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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