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Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

Michael Feinstein Leads the Pasadena Pops

To be named successor to the late Marvin Hamlisch of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops seems to have come as a surprise to “singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the American Songbook” Michael Feinstein. He also sees it as an honor. His inaugural season begins this Saturday, June 1st. This “musical grab bag” of an [...]

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

by Kwei Quartey Prologue In equatorial Africa, day breaks around 5:30 a.m. no matter the time of year. Morning preparations at the Voyager Hotel in Accra, Ghana follow a similar timetable. The breakfast buffet is laid out, the day staff arrives to take over from the graveyard shift, the janitor sweeps the lobby, and tour buses and hired [...]

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

Being Julia! Mezzo-Soprano Julia Metzler

  Pasadena Pro Musica celebrates the return of the prodigiously talented mezzo-soprano Julia Metzler to Southern California by featuring her in Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs and Henry Purcell’s Orpheus Britannicus. The program will include the chorus performing Britten’s Lift Boy, I Lov’d a Lass, Choral Dances from Gloriana, Rejoice in the Lamb, and Hymn to St. Cecilia. Accompanists will [...]

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

A Literary Brunch at Pasadena Museum of History

Hungry for some good stories? The Pasadena Writing Project and members of its Memoir Writing Workshop will be reading tales this Saturday, June 1st at the Pasadena Museum of History. This is a free event and will be followed by a reception with refreshments. Readers include photographer and textile designer Louise J. Wannier of Louis [...]

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

Fundraisers, Meal Packaging & Yarn Bombing

  Villa Esperanza goes “glamping” for its fundraiser this year, Saturday, June 1st. “Camp Blue & White” will be in the backyard of a residence in La Cañada Flintridge with Mistress of Ceremonies Colleen Williams and Fritz Coleman as the evening’s auctioneer. Join Villa in the great outdoors for a stylish camping experience. For more [...]

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Editor’s Note: It’s a “stagnant” summer in Diamond Bar in 1975 and Darlene and her friend Deanna are headed to the club to check out the cute lifeguard Steve. Read Part One here. “Let’s head to the club now,” Deanna continues after a long slurp. “I think that new lifeguard Steve likes me. I wanna stare [...]

Piña Colada Pancakes

Piña Colada Pancakes

I’ll bet nobody’s sent in this recipe! Next month, I’ll be doing brushetta. I actually had it all ready for this month, but my kids begged me to do pancakes first. Start with scrumptious Buttermilk Pancakes… Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons sugar 1 [...]

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

ANW: One-Night Readings, Classes and Internships

“Words Within” at A Noise Within - Wednesdays, one-night-only readings, 7 p.m. Free, reservations requested. June 12th: The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, based on the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. The Heiress, directed by Robertson Dean, is the story of New York society, wealth, and a daughter’s struggle for her father’s love as [...]

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

Patricia Krebs at Flintridge Books

The wonderfully creative illustrator, puppeteer, singer, songwriter, and author Patricia Krebs will be having a special story time and craft activity this Saturday, June 1st at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Multimedia artist Patricia Krebs was raised in Argentina and has lived in La Crescenta since 2005. Her bilingual book, Wings & Roots/Ala y Raices, was [...]

Claud & Co. Eatery

Claud & Co. Eatery

Noir Food & Wine. Claud & Co. Catering. Why another endeavor? Why Claud & Co. Eatery? “Because I’m crazy,” Chef Claud Beltran replies matter-of-factly. He smiles. “It was either that or make it into a storage room for the catering company. So, why not?” We ask more questions. He answers easily, looks relaxed, not making [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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