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CelloFest

CelloFest
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Gloria Lum is a cellist. Since 1985, she’s been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently teaches cello and chamber music at Occidental College. Lum has recently returned from touring Europe with the L. A. Phil and has created the upcoming “CelloFest,” which is to be held on April 5. “I wanted to […]

Commemorating the March on Washington

Commemorating the March on Washington

August 28th will be the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, three months before the assassination of President Kennedy. For this writer who was only a year old, the day most probably came and went with lots of napping, consuming and digesting, but for the mother of said […]

Woody Turns 100

Woody Turns 100

He wrote about greed, scabs and death (“1913 Massacre”). He wrote about fascists and priests who broke their vow of celibacy (“All You Fascists” and “Be No Church Tonight”). He wrote about being broke, lonely, and pursued by the law. His lyrics emphasized freedom. and peace. Freedom and peace for the world, his country, and […]

Housing & Homelessness

Housing & Homelessness

Not unlike the rest of the country, Pasadena comes up against the issues of affordable housing and homelessness. This Wednesday, April 18, an expert panel will discuss and examine “the issues and controversies surrounding affordable housing and how it relates to homelessness.” Yudie Fishman, co-chair of the Social Action Committee of Pasadena Jewish Temple & […]

Sitar at the Music Circle

Sitar at the Music Circle

The Music Circle is a new one for us, a concert series dedicated to Indian classical music at Occidental’s Herrick Chapel. The next show is this Saturday, when Sitar virtuoso Shujaat Khan and tabla (percussion) performer Abhiman Kaushal take the stage. Khan is a 7th generation Sitarist, with a Grammy nomination and gigs at Carnegie […]

Joe Rohde, Imagineer

Joe Rohde, Imagineer

Altadenan Joe Rohde is an Imagineer – which means he designs theme parks for Disney. Not long after graduating from Occidental College, he started out as a model maker for EPCOT back in 1980, joining a troupe of young artists and the old-timers who had worked on Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Joe’s painting skills – combined with a well-honed gift for theatrics and set design picked up from his drama-teacher mom and camera-operator dad – helped him move into the ranks of design executives…

Occidental College

Occidental College

Okay, so it’s not actually in Pasadena, but since Oxy is just a few miles west in Eagle Rock, it might as well be. Many of its faculty live in Pasadena, its alums are all over town, and when students want fun on a Saturday night, they head for Old Town. One of Southern California’s […]

Shakespeare’s Richard II at Oxy

Shakespeare’s Richard II at Oxy

Richard II is the most elusive of Shakespeare’s history plays. It retells the strange story of the dissolution of the reign of King Richard and the ascendance of his cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, to the English throne (which triggered decades of civil war and the Tudor ascent to power). Peculiar twists of profound and elusive private […]

Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega: The People’s Conductor

Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega: The People’s Conductor

I met Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega a couple of years ago and was immediately struck by her intelligence, passion and intensity. Statuesque, with tumbling black hair and a commanding, smiling presence, simultaneously sensual and intellectual, she could be a character from an Isabel Allende novel:  dashing, generous, grounded and forceful. Sonia surprised me […]

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