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Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Free Sunday Concerts Galore
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Sunday, July 12th, seems to be the day for live music in West San Gabriel Valley. Here’s the breakdown—in order to choose the one that fits your mood… Jazz on Sunday Grey Beret – Pasadena The smooth sounds of jazz fill the evening air in Vroman’s courtyard to jump start the Playhouse District’s free summer […]

Whoop & Alley-Oop with the Four Preps

Whoop & Alley-Oop with the Four Preps

Though the band began with Bruce, Glen, Ed, and Marvin and now consists of Bruce, Bob, Skip, and Michael, The Four Preps still harmonize and comprise a vocal quartet that will erase—momentarily—all images of twerking or the contemporary sounds that some folks of a particular age and era may have a hard time acknowledging as music. The […]

Vaud & the Villians

Vaud & the Villians

There are 19 villains in Vaud and the Villains, beginning with Vaud Overstreet who’s described as “charlatan, seducer, tenor saxophone.” Born 1892. Big Daddy’s a fence, loan shark, and slum lord. Oh yes, and fiddle man, vocals. Shadie Sadie Sinclair probably doesn’t need to be explained. Coco Gitan is listed as a “sultry Creole queen, French […]

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Levitt Pavilion Welcomes Summer

Father’s Day, June 15th, opens Levitt Pavilion Pasadena‘s summer of 50 free concerts. Jazz singer Barbara Morrision kicks things off Sunday evening with her jazz program. After a twenty-year career, Morrison has been called legendary, acclaimed, and compared to some of the greatest female jazz and blues singers. She’s appeared and performed with the likes of […]

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Colin Hay of Men at Work

Who sang, “Who can it be knocking at my door?” Hint: “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.” Lead singer of the iconic Men at Work will be featured at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles and Pasadena’s “An Evening with Colin Hay.” Hay’s solo shows intersperse classic and new songs with hilarious, poignant, and downright […]

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Grammy Award-Winning Quetzal at Levitt

Quetzal, who are known for their activist musical perspective, use of traditional instruments and the soulful vocals of lead singer/scholar Martha Gonzalez, won a 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Latin Urban, Rock, or Alternative Album” for their latest release “Imaginaries.” (San Francisco Son Jarocho Festival/sfsjf.com) In 2006, Agustin Gurza of the L.A. Times observed that […]

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

Pasadena Senior Center Gala: Zest!

“If you are lucky enough to be born with a fine life and have a good education, you ought to give back. If there is an organization worth your time, give one hundred percent.” These are the sentiments of Weta Mathies, who along with her husband Dr. Allen Mathies, will be honored at this October’s […]

Her Parlor Boys, Salty Suites, and Tumbleweed

Her Parlor Boys, Salty Suites, and Tumbleweed

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to attend free, family-friendly concerts this summer at Pasadena’s Memorial Park bandshell every Tuesday evening, 6-7 p.m., sponsored by the Pasadena Senior Center. * July 2 – Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys offer a nostalgic musical journey back to the 1900 to 1930 era. * July […]

Funky Punks for Kids

Funky Punks for Kids

“Jugglers, dancers, stilt-walkers, puppeteers, trampoline tricksters, super-slippery table sliders, the human body, and even a plunger!” These are the Funk Punks. They are the kids entertainment section of the Troubadour Theater Company, an “interactive, physical comedy clown troupe.” There will be a pre-concert KidZone and the food court will feature Saavy Ranch Catering, 7ate9, Koolfruit, […]

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Levitt Pavilion’s Summer Concerts

Most of us probably remember Donna Summer’s disco version: MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark All the sweet, green icing flowing down Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think I can take ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again Likening love to […]

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