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2016 Bridge Party

2016 Bridge Party
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Beautiful steel rims and pony seats, Wreck N Sow and Crimson Crowbar, rum punch and lemon lager, and Bling Bling dumpling’s and Big Mama’s ribs: get yourself ready for Pasadena Heritage‘s 2016 Colorado Bridge Street Party. For the last “Party,” we arrived just as the sun was heading for the treetops. We strolled the walkway of […]

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Farnsworth Free Concerts

Much of the beauty of summer is being and “doing” outdoors. As Southern Californians, the outdoors is available to us almost every single day, but summer does provoke a feeling all its own. One of the elements that makes summer summer is concerts in the park. The 20th Annual Summer Concert Series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena […]

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]

Chorale Bel Canto: A Mystical Journey

Chorale Bel Canto: A Mystical Journey

The Chorale Bel Canto, a group we have enjoyed tremendously, present its season finale with “A Mystical Journey” on May 14. Anthony Moreno, baritone, sings with the chorus and orchestra “Five Mystical Songs,” music by Ralph Vaughan Williams and poetry by George Herbert. Also on the program is Mozart’s Requiem, the traditional version as completed […]

Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage

With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

Cellar Sessions

Cellar Sessions

Pasadena’s own Old Oak Cellars winery welcomes the public down into its rather chilly wine cellar—”dress warmly; our wines like it cold!”—for Cellar Sessions. Old Oak Cellars, once again working with Brad Colerick, organizer of the popular Wine & Song night, will feature Ronny Cox and Jude Johnstone on April 10. William Phoenix wrote in his […]

Snowapple

Snowapple

As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

Wine & Song… & Scud Missile Precision Par 3 Golf

  Another evening of wine and song; part of the Wednesday Wine & Song Concert Series—”a mid-week, spirit-lifting hootenanny”—thanks to musician and host Brad Colerick. This week features a great local treasure—Debra Davis (pictured right). She’ll be accompanied by world-class guitarist Nick Kirgo, plus L. A.-born, Nebraska-bred, Nashville-based, song slinger, Laurie McClain, and special guest, […]

Bette, Babs & Beyonce

Bette, Babs & Beyonce

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles “just wants to have fun with divine divas” as such its spring concert will feature works by The Divine Miss ‘M’ Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyonce. But let’s not keep our options limited! How about all the other divas of divineness? Stepping back to the likes of […]

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Corima: Rock in Opposition

Zeuhl: A music genre that is a mix of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modernism, and Fusion. “Common elements: oppressive or discipline-conveying feel, marching themes, throbbing bass, and ethereal piano or Rhodes piano, and brass instruments” (progarchives.com).   The Zeuhl and Rock in Opposition band Corima formed in 2005 in El Paso, Texas by four high school friends. […]

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