Talk of Our Towns


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 [...]

Bernadette Peters POPS

Bernadette Peters POPS

She played the role of “Girl” in the TV movie The Christmas Tree…in 1958. Really? How can that be true? That’s 54 years ago. But, yes, Bernadette Peters was 10 years old when she received her first acting credit, and now she’s a veteran of the small screen, regarded on the big screen, and lauded [...]

It’s Time to Run: Pasadena Marathon

It’s Time to Run: Pasadena Marathon

We’ve got a 13.1 sticker on our car that occasionally elicits a question, or even less often creates the question, “What half marathon did you run?” Of course, the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon was survived so many years ago that it’s like a lovely memory, the pain of every step as the [...]

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s B-Day; Colorado Bridge Turns 100

Pasadena’s 127th birthday party has a theme: bridges. Besides celebrating the 100th anniversary of the city’s notable landmark, the Colorado Street Bridge, the day will highlight all the bridges we drive over, as well as the bridges we forge in our lives, within our community, and around the world. On the grounds of the Pasadena [...]

Perigee Super Moon

Perigee Super Moon

The moon will be at its Perigee—or, its closest point to Earth in a given month—on Sunday, June 23rd and will reach full moon status only 22 minutes after it passes this point in its orbit. It’s Super Moon time! Super moons appear larger because they are actually closer to Earth, but combine it with [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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