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Mud! Mud! Mud!

Mud! Mud! Mud!
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It’s gooey. It’s gloppy. It soaks through clothes and dries like a scaly skin on one’s arms, legs, and face. And, it’s one of the funnest “play toys” on the planet. Mud. June 20th and 21st, Kidspace is celebrating International Mud Day with activities that include creating homemade seed bombs, mud pie masterpieces, and collaborating […]

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Regional Italian Pasta Dishes: Demo & Tasting

Aglio e Olio (Campania). Cacio e Pepe (Rome). Prosciutto with Cream (Emilia-Romagna). Three dishes that represent Chef Isaac Greenhouse’s training and passion. Greenhouse began his working career in the fashion industry, but realizing he not only enjoyed food but felt rather passionately about it, he went to culinary school, then trained under and executive chef […]

Earth Speaks

Earth Speaks

From the time I started composing, I was keenly aware that, at least visually speaking, I was the goose in a bunch of ducks. A Julliard graduate with a masters degree from the Yale School of Music, a Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship recipient, a 2011 INK Fellow, and an enthusiast of Hindustani vocal studies, Reena Esmail is […]

Jimmy Carter’s Coming to Pasadena

Jimmy Carter’s Coming to Pasadena

Jimmy Carter has been one of America’s most maligned presidents. He funded the Afghan mujahideen, as well as the dictatorship in El Salvador in the 1980s.¹ He’s been called an anti-semite, a bigot, and has been taken to task by Jason Maoz, senior editor at the Jewish Press (2006).² Author Steven F. Hayward even declares […]

Garlic Toasties

Garlic Toasties

I’ve been asked about these by  multiple people and a friend pointed out yesterday that I’ve never posted the recipe, so I figured I’d get on it before it slipped my mind. The more detailed name of this appetizer and crowd pleaser would be “Mascarpone and Garlic Oil Toasts with Balsamic Honey Reduction,” but “Garlic […]

Classic Ray Bradbury

Classic Ray Bradbury

It’s too early to tell if the works of Ray Bradbury will last far into the future, but since his death in 2012 the idea has been tossed around, and not just by me. Certainly Bradbury was not considered a classic by the person who bought his home of 50 years and destroyed it last […]

Air Raid

Air Raid

               Why did you bring me here?                     Why did you bring me here? child screams cries ramp up                        tears avalanche wraps body around mom pulls away from nurse   Why you stick me? answer on hold try to explain vaccination to a four year old.     Copyright © “Air […]

Waterfall

Waterfall

A Tony Award nominee. A Tony Award winner. An Academy Award winner. Waterfall has quite a pedigree. This musical has its world premier at the Pasadena Playhouse—with choreography by Tony Award-nominee Dan Knechtges (Xanadu, Lysistrata Jones), lyrics by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon), and music by Academy Award and two-time Grammy […]

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Requiem by Brahms as “Community Art”

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Master Chorale Jeffrey Bernstein says The Brahms Requiem to be performed by the choir on June 14th is not just a concert but a “community art project.” The choir will sing Eines Deutsches Requiem—what the director calls a journey through grief, sorrow, triumph, gratitude, and comfort—and between the […]

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival

“I didn’t know Asian Americans played jazz.” This is a sentence saxophonist Michael Paulo has heard time and again. His answer? The inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival, to be held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center on June 20th. Rob Fukuzaki of ABC7 Eyewitness News is the emcee of the event, which features […]

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