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Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Sweeney Todd for Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the Pacific Opera Project has three more performances of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” POP is concluding its first full season. Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Music Director Stephen are “committed to fully professional productions of worthy masterpieces and daring new works [...]

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern Dead: Proud Liberal Dies at 90

George McGovern, the man whom Bobby Kennedy once called “the most decent man in the Senate,” died today at the age of 90 from a combination of medical conditions that had worsened over the last few months. Regarding his 1972 presidential campaign that ended in a Nixon landslide, McGovern “once joked that he had wanted [...]

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Sweetest Day, Pasadena Style

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday in October is considered “Sweetest Day”? Jen Steers of newsnet5.com reports that “in 1922, an employee at a Cleveland candy store, Birch Kingston, decided to share some sweets with orphans and elderly confined to their homes, Hallmark said.” (Yes, that Hallmark.) Other Cleveland candy makers soon joined in, [...]

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

Jennifer Worick’s Punch Party

“Things I Want to Punch in the Face.” How long would your list be? Jennifer Worick wrote about her pet peeves on her blog. Then local publisher Colleen Bates of Prospect Park Books gathered, sorted, and organized Worick’s pronouncements. Et voilá, a hilarious new book. In an interview on poetrie.com, Worick responded to a question [...]

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Mr. Potato Head Becomes a “Spud Missile”

Tomorrow, October 16th. Location: the “Fork in the Road,” at Bellefontaine Street and South Pasadena Avenue. Why: Because when was the last time you saw an 18-wheeler hauling around a 6-ton potato? The Idaho Potato Commission is celebrating their 75th anniversary. It appears that their party planner decided to either “go big, or go home,” [...]

Netflix “Netflixed” at Vroman’s

Netflix “Netflixed” at Vroman’s

Collecting data, optimizing the utilization of consumer behavioral patterns, and in 1997, a little upstart company called Netflix that eventually turned the video rental world upside down and eviscerated Blockbuster. Gina Keating is a former reporter at Reuters who became intrigued by the public story about the company’s beginning as repeatedly told by CEO Reed [...]

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

Dr. Seuss & the Royal Court

The Tournament of Roses‘ seven members of the Royal Court of 2013 have been announced. In the next few months, these young women won’t have a moment to breathe, but will hopefully have the time of their lives as they attend over 150 community functions culminating with the 124th Rose Parade, which will be held [...]

Hi, I’m Kat

Hi, I’m Kat

I’m sitting at my computer as the clock strikes 1 a.m. My street is quiet—TVs are turned off, interior lights have been extinguished, and my daughter (her headphones having fallen finally out of her ears) is “passed out,” as she would put it. Our one remaining cat is meowing relentlessly, trying to annoy me enough [...]

Pasadena Art Weekend: It’s That Time

Pasadena Art Weekend: It’s That Time

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are going to be very, very busy. It’s the 7th Annual Pasadena ArtWeekend. 1. ArtNight will have a “kinetic evening of mini-modern dance works” by the Pennington Dance Group, the debut of PAGES! that celebrates the art of the book at the Art Center, and creating art through physics in honor of the [...]

Old Town Haunt

Old Town Haunt

It’s October, so down to the tunnels you go. October 5th is the opening night for Pasadena’s Old Town Haunt. Come follow the trail of the catacombs, the same catacombs where in 1929, as a consequence of a street-widening project, twelve residents were found, deceased, their bodies “hideously torn apart.” The history of this site [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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