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A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

A Franco-Flemish Twelfth Night

Since the 1960s, Jouyssance and its parent organization, the Foundation of the Neo-Renaissance, have been dedicated to performing both familiar and obscure repertoire of the 14th through mid 17th centuries. Although primarily a vocal ensemble, Jouyssance often features performances and accompaniments by period instruments. Sunday, January 12th, Jouyssance will continue its legacy of early music [...]

Viewing Stones

Viewing Stones

The word suiseki is an abbreviation of the term sansui keiseki, which roughly translates as “landscape view stone” or “landscape scenery stone”. Suiseki is an incredibly deep hobby, and allows practitioners to see and feel nature on a scale as large as the entire universe through the viewing of a single stone. Like the wheels [...]

125th Rose Parade

125th Rose Parade

Forty-five floats, six rose princesses, a queen named Ana, and an icon named Scully. It’s time for the 125th Rose Parade, Wednesday, January 1st at 8 a.m. Cal Poly, La Cañada, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena will have local, self-built floats reflecting this year’s “Dreams Come True” theme. The local cities of Alhambra and Glendale will [...]

Momma’s Winter Soup

Momma’s Winter Soup

Throwing together last minute meals takes years of practice. My mom is a genius at it—especially hearty winter soups with ripe vegetables that need to be put to good use. She will never let good food go to waste. As a young girl growing up in Sicily, even having meat for dinner was a rarity. [...]

Bea’s Knees

Bea’s Knees

It’s in honor of Beatrice Laura Stathatos, wife of Dan Stathatos (founder of Broadway Flowers and STATS Floral Supply), and mother of Dan, Philip, Michael, and Damon, that another new shop has opened: the Bea’s Knees. Besides the renowned Dean & DeLuca out of New York City, Lisa Grabow of Themis Foods intends Bea’s Knees [...]

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Get Hooked on Wet Shaving

Damon Stathatos is a fan. An avid fan. Of wet shaving. Hmmm, you say. That sounds like a lot of work. That sounds like it could hurt. Several times a year, Damon flies to Asia to stock up on items for the family business, fifty-year-old STATS floral supply and home decorative center. Gnomes, Santas, ghouls, [...]

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Recipes for tortilla soup abound. Is there one perfect way to make this yummy stuff? Nope. But, this is my family’s favorite. Freezes great for future cold nights! Ingredients: 2-3 cups diced cooked chicken, turkey or beef (chicken is the most common) 2 dashes olive oil 2 medium onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 2-4 [...]

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

From the Floor of a Mud Hut to CCN Sunrise

Tami Devine was born on the floor of a mud hut in “in the remotest jungle village that you can think of” in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Her father abandoned the family and four earlier children did not survive, so it was just Tami and her mom. Tami’s mother had elephantiasis in her foot, yet [...]

Christmas Majesty on St. Albans

Christmas Majesty on St. Albans

This is not a block to be driven. One must park the car and walk the long block of St. Albans Road between Huntington Drive and Monterey in San Marino. Evergreens loom overhead—40 feet, 60 feet, fat and paunchy, lean and towering—all dressed in colored lights. Most of the strands consist of the standard red, [...]

Goya’s Rare Prints

Goya’s Rare Prints

From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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