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A Cocktail Finale

A Cocktail Finale

It’s been a long, grueling 6 weeks. Competition has been fierce. Cocktails have been concocted and paired against one another. Seemingly harmless margaritas and sangrias have gone head-to-head. Now, it all comes down to… the live taste-off. Of course, we’re talking about Pasadena’s inaugural SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail. Sixty-four cocktails entered the arena [...]

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Viva Mèxico via the English Beat

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with…the English Beat? This may seem an odd juxtaposition, but Villa Sorriso, Bar Celona, and ix Tapa Cantina presents this year’s Villa Fest featuring the band who brought us “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Save It For Later,” and “I Confess.” Visiting the English Beat’s website and checking [...]

Clint Eastwood & Chair in La Cañada

Clint Eastwood & Chair in La Cañada

Just when the jokes about Clint Eastwood and the empty chair started to be replaced by jokes about Bill Clinton’s verbosity, many of us who travel the 2 Freeway in the La Cañada/Glendale area are taking in a visual version of the joke every day. A few days ago, morning commuters used to seeing the [...]

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 [...]

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

How You Can Celebrate Vulture Awareness Day

We’re guessing you were previously unaware that September 1 is Vulture Awareness Day. Now that you know, the question is: How can you mark the occasion? Although first you might wonder why you should mark it at all. We can answer that—or rather, the answer comes from Pasadenan Diane Lang, author of the new children’s [...]

The Wedding Dress

The Wedding Dress

It began with Chiyomi falling in love with Kaz Ogawa. The time was 1944; the United States was at war. The location of their wedding: Manzanar, one of the 10 internment camps for Japanese-Americans and Japanese immigrants during World War II. Chiyomi’s aunt Nui was a professional seamstress. She designed and made Chiyomi’s wedding dress. [...]

Going Public With PUSD

Going Public With PUSD

Jim is a teacher at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Dawn is on the board of the Pasadena Educational Foundation. Together, the O’Keeffe’s have taken on the public school system. Not in protest, but in celebration. This past May 8th, 200 people split into 50 crews and scattered onto all 28 Pasadena public school [...]

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Last week, HP post a piece about the Doo Dah Parade retrospective coming to the Pasadena Museum of History. Peggy Sue Davis of Altadena was there to enjoy the opening reception’s festivities and was good enough to share her spoils (photographs) of the evening. “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the [...]

Finding Balance Abstractly

Finding Balance Abstractly

Cells phone rings can differ from electronic “music” or your favorite song to beeps and trills. The “swoosh” of cars is never far away, or the blare of sirens or helicopters. Even pumping gas no longer allows for a solitary moment as screens mounted atop the gas pump flash images while assorted voices assail you [...]

Tony: Top Gun

Tony: Top Gun

There was no hesitation, one witness said. A man climbed the 8- to 10-foot fence on the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, and jumped. As most people know by now, that man was 68-year-old Tony Scott, famed and respected director of classic films and commercials. His “kinetic” and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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