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Enduring Heroes

Enduring Heroes
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Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.” They are… Army 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant Marine 2nd Lt. James […]

Meditation, Writing & Halotherapy at The Salt Studio

Meditation, Writing & Halotherapy at The Salt Studio

Dr. Davina Kotulski is a psychologist, a life coach, and an author. She also uses writing to awaken one’s spirituality, holds a tele-class called “Courageous Heart: From Fear to Fulfillment,” and organizes 7-day writing workshops and retreats (the last being March 2016 in Venice, Italy). She’s been an activist for marriage equality as well as LGBT rights, […]

The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon

The Golden Dragon, playing at The Theatre @ Boston Court through June 5, is a Chinese-Vietnamese-Thai fast food restaurant in a city somewhere in the present day world. The story is simple, but the story telling, not so much. We watch as a kitchen worker writhes in pain from a rotting tooth. The solution is […]

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

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 […]

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