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Listen First, Then Pay

Listen First, Then Pay

They’re calling it “voting with your pocketbook musically.” The Pasadena Master Chorale (PMC) is opening its 5th season with “A Portrait of Benjamin Britten” on October 12th with “listen first, then pay” pricing. Tickets may be purchased for $0 online or through PMC members. Excuse me? you ask. Let us clarify. Ticketholders are invited to [...]

The Devil’s in the Details

The Devil’s in the Details

Altadena Heritage will hold a public forum to help demystify issues and answer questions about water supply, water quality, and compliance with federal Clean Water Act. The meeting will be held September 23rd at Altadena Community Center. The panelists include important water people: Chris Stone, L.A. County’s Water Resource Manager and another county roads person; [...]

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Eating Greek: Pasadena Greek Fest

Did you know that some actively producing olive trees in Greece were planted over seven hundred years ago—in the thirteenth century? You may not be surprised  that 7% of the marble produced in the world comes from the Hellenic Republic, but did you know that Greece is the leading producer of sea sponges? Greece also [...]

International PARK(ing) Day

International PARK(ing) Day

It began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and design studio, Rebar, took over a single metered parking space and transformed it into a “temporary public park.” In a traditionally-sized 7′ x 20′ parking space, Rebar rolled out some sod, heaved and positioned a potted tree (yes, a tree, not a shrub), as well [...]

Pericles and Richard II

Pericles and Richard II

“A tempest-tossed hero’s quest.” “Pirates, goddesses, jousting knights, and a lost princess, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is a…magical mystery tour…” So is described A Noise Within’s current production of Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. Though one of the “least-performed and most suspect plays in the Shakespeare canon,” (curtainup.com) Pericles has a [...]

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Chocolate Soufflé á al Julia

Thank you to Chez Cherie for allowing Hometown Pasadena to attend the Summer Bistro cooking workshop. We have an article in the works about that enjoyable evening, and more recipes to come!  Chocolate Soufflé à la Julia Makes 2 Ingredients: 1½ tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons sugar—2 tablespoons for the base and one [...]

FDR: Speech, Worship, Want, Fear

FDR: Speech, Worship, Want, Fear

“Freedom from Want” is one in a series of Four Freedoms oil paintings created in 1943 by Norman Rockwell and made famous when they were printed in the Saturday Evening Post that same year. He was inspired to paint the series based on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt‘s State of the Union speech on Jan. 6, 1941, one month after the U.S. entered [...]

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Glendale’s Casa Verdugo & the Historical Society’s Home Tour

Imagine 2,500 hungry shriners walking through the door of your establishment and wanting to be satisfied? The national shriner convention was held in Los Angeles in May, 1906, and thousands of shriners boarded the Red Car and headed for Glendale to dine at Casa Verdugo. The adobe that established this restaurant was constructed about 1865 [...]

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Green Brooms Music Comes to South Pas

Pick up an instrument and play from the heart. That sentiment is behind the philosophy posited by Green Brooms Music Academy founders Gyllian and Manuel Lozano. “Not everyone has the same motivation for learning or takes the same musical path,” says Gyllian, who has spent much of her life proving that music is for every [...]

CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

CSC’s Ladies Night Out 2013

Ever consider what a ladies night out with local author and comedian Lian Dolan might entail? Have you ever… Attended one of her book signings? Listened to her Satellite Sisters podcasts? Followed her Chaos Chronicles blog? Perused her columns on Oprah.com? Read her novel Helen of Pasadena or the newly released Elizabeth the First Wife (she’s just [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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