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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 […]

Les Miz & Bernstein

Les Miz & Bernstein

This Saturday is the last Festival on the Green event with the California Philharmonic at Santa Anita Racetrack for the 2013 season. From the Broadway National Touring Company, Les Misérables stars Randal Keith and Melissa Lyons will be special guests. Lyons was born and raised in Orange County, attended UCLA, and played Lady Larken in Once […]

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s SIP-tember kicks off on August 15th to honor the birthday of “culinary pioneer” Julia Child. Just as with the inaugural Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party last year, this year’s event will take place at restaurants all over the city with a citywide happy birthday toast at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged […]

Julia Child: A Salute

Julia Child: A Salute

“I always give my bird a generous butter massage before I put it in the oven. Why? Because I think the chicken likes it—and, more importantly, I like to give it.” Julia Child, born in Pasadena 101 years ago this August 15th, 2013, had a voice we’ll always hear—slightly grating—in our ears, though her laugh, […]

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain & Vanessa as Zora

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain & Vanessa as Zora

From Iceman, Batman, Jim Morrison, and Doc Holliday to Citizen Twain. For four performances only, Val Kilmer will portray “the greatest American humorist of his age” and “the father of American literature” at the Pasadena Playhouse. Each performance will end with a live post-show Q&A with Kilmer, though for an extra 25 bucks, you can […]

Block9

Block9

There’s a lot of numbers here, but Day One Pasadena is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build “vibrant, healthy cities by advancing public health, empowering youth, and igniting change.” They are celebrating 20 years of Youth Month with Block9. Block9 is a nine day series with free activities and events attempting “to make Pasadena […]

Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Farmers Market Opens in Old Pasadena

Organic fruit and locally grown vegetables. Orchids in a pot and cut flowers and bouquets. Artisanal jams and chutneys. Fresh baked goods and homemade tamales. Gourmet olive oils and spreads. All of this and more will be found at Old Pasadena’s first Farmers Market at Holly Street and Fair Oaks Avenue. Another Farmers Market? Well, […]

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 […]

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