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SMArt Walk

SMArt Walk

Sierra Madre is not one to be left behind. After Pasadena’s ArtNight and South Pasadena’s Art Crawl, this little nook nestled up in the hillside above the 210 will hold its own celebration of everything art with the Sierra Madre Art Walk or SMArt Walk. Formally launched by local businesses, artists, and musicians, S.M.’s art [...]

Galco’s John Nese & Summer Soda Pop

Galco’s John Nese & Summer Soda Pop

Walk into Galco’s and take a step back in time. Piles of boxes, bearing names both recognizable and strangely obscure, are stacked, one upon the other, filled with bubbly liquid. Behind the boxes, aisle after aisle spread out before you—with every soda imaginable. Yet, John Nese, owner of Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, does not have [...]

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

Crosby & Nash at Pasadena Playhouse

California native David Crosby and Blackpool, England-born Graham Nash first met a lifetime ago, or more accurately, 45 years ago in 1968. Crosby had produced Joni Mitchell’s debut album and been collaborating with Stephen Stills. He invited Nash up to Joni’s Laurel Canyon home and played some songs they were writing. Nash joined in the harmony. Crosby’s [...]

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

Helping Families of Granite Mt. Hotshots

What does it take to join up to be a hotshot? Immense amounts of courage. Daring, boldness, and valor. What drives these men to sign up for a particularly dangerous career?  A personal code, moral or otherwise? A sense of chivalry and responsibility? Is it for the adrenalin rush? Kelly Andersson of Wildland Firefighter Magazine [...]

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

It’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it. All trillions of us on Earth (npr.org). On Friday, July 19th, the Cassini probe will be turning its camera toward Earth and snapping a keepsake. Carolyn Porco, team leader of NASA’s Cassini project is hoping to take advantage of Saturn [...]

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini

One of today’s most prolific modern musical theater composers and one of the most prolific composers in the history of opera. Webber and Puccini. The California Philharmonic‘s Andrew Lloyd Webber Meets Puccini-themed concert with Maestro Victor Vener is hitting the racetrack this Saturday, July 13th. Soprano Lori Stinson, dramatic tenor Christopher Campbell, and bass baritone Cedric [...]

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

Art Crawling in South Pasadena

You can work with artist Victoria Arriola in the creation of a giant swimming pool collage; collaborate with J.T. Burke on his “Mission Street Scroll” project, which is a 38-foot assembled photograph presenting over a mile of iconic streetscape”; try out the iron press at DeMilo Design and get free customized monogram stationery; take the [...]

Never Too Many Mariachis

Never Too Many Mariachis

You can never have too many mariachis, can you? The Rose Bowl put this to the test on Sunday during the 2013 Gold Cup match between Panama and Mexico when 566 (according to the L.A. Times) or 586 el mariachi (according to ABC13) played during halftime. Violinists, trumpeters, and other musicians performed “Cielito Lindo” and [...]

July 4th: Celebrate!

July 4th: Celebrate!

Whether you like your hot dogs barbecued, a sky of fireworks, patriotic bands, a parade of small town floats, or motorcycle stuntmen to make your 4th of July a day of meaning and fun, San Gabriel Valley has it for you. Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, [...]

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

Rachael Worby & MUSE/IQUE

MUSE/IQUE was born two years ago as a “counter conventional orchestra.” The maestra, Rachael Worby, answers some questions posed by Hometown Pasadena’s Julia Harm. What is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE? RW: The audience is the driving force behind MUSE/IQUE. Our MUSE/IQUE members are adventurous. When we started, we saw an opportunity to do something [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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