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626 Night Market

626 Night Market
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Jonny Hwang, remembering the night markets in Asia, especially the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, created 626 Night Market. It’s the fourth season of night markets with July 3rd-5th being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. An “epic” laser extravaganza and DJ set will be held on July 4th. The original and largest Asian-themed […]

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Our country’s day of Independence is here. How will you celebrate? Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, this year’s America Fest will have Liverpool Legends “the ultimate Beatles cover band experience,” motorcycle stuntmen, and a screening of Despicable Me 2, and PyroSpectaculars by Souza. Saturday, July 4th […]

Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Contessa’s Tagliatelle

Homemade pasta, house-made pasta, fresh pasta; it’s all the rage. Extra virgin olive oil is de rigeur. But there’s “homemade” and then there’s pasta and oil rich with history, passion, know-how, quality soil, and personality—with terroir. Such is the world of pasta and olive oil when one steps into Contessa Collections on South Lake in […]

Thursday Night Block Party

Thursday Night Block Party

Every Thursday evening, now through August 27th, the Pasadena Playhouse District hosts the 5th Annual Block Party. The Playhouse and Monopole Wine invite folks to an evening of wine tasting, cocktails, two food trucks, and coffee along El Molino Avenue just south of Colorado Boulevard—including Zona Rosa Caffe for live music. This Thursday, July 2nd, […]

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon

Conversing with Ana Marini-Genzon

We parked at the end of the culs de sac, then walked up the driveway past the abstract Ana Marini-Genzon Studio sign, toward the little main house painted white with bright blue trim around the windows and along the roof line. It was our second to last stop during a tiring but magical and inspiring […]

Famous Selfies

Famous Selfies

Artists are as mesmerized with themselves as they are with the people and world around them. Maybe even more so. Oftentimes, artists have as many questions about themselves and who they are as they do about the world around them and their art. So much in their immediate world fascinates them; to the point that […]

Through a Carvellas Eye

Through a Carvellas Eye

Artist Kate Carvellas creates assemblages and paints. We are in awe of her productivity. And, she has an intriguing eye…                         ~~~     Kate Carvellas, in her own words: I am a self-taught artist who lives and creates in Pasadena, CA.  In 2004, […]

Some Luck

Some Luck

Some Luck by Jane Smiley is the first installment in a trilogy, the second of which, Early Warning, has just been released. In Some Luck, Smiley has chosen to have every chapter cover one year; the first year being 1920 and the last 1953; thirty-three years in 395 pages in which a couple marry, have […]

Shiv

Shiv

Lord Shiva is readily known as a Hindu deity, as Shiva the destroyer, “the dissolving force in life.” But Shiva dissolves in order to create, since death is the medium for rebirth into a new life. So the opposites of life and death, and creation and destruction both reside in his character. (Hinduism) On July […]

Storm & Lakeside

Storm & Lakeside

Storm Mother Nature in pain. Throws new red shiny stiletto heels across the sky. Smacks Santa Ana’s face: Eyes blacken, mouth swells, sneezes, coughs. Santa Ana up chucks fast-moving frosty wind. Howl loud and long. Cause sleepless nights. Uprooted age old trees drop like matchsticks. Electric lines snap spin spread darkness. Red-eyed candle light welcome […]

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