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Creativity Abounds at ArtNight

Creativity Abounds at ArtNight

ArtNight is here once again, lavishing Pasadena with a trove of creative treasures. Just for starters, there’s French immersion at the Alliance Française de Pasadena, with a round-table discussion, student art exhibit and a jazz performance by Cameron Summers. Travel through our solar system via art and science at Art Center College of Design. You can listen to [...]

A New Home for A Noise Within

A New Home for A Noise Within

There’s nothing like moving up. For A Noise Within, this means a 33,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art home in Pasadena for its classic repertory theater. The former Stuart Pharmaceutical Company site, built in 1958 by architect Edward Durell Stone (known in particular for designing the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.), is listed on the National Register. [...]

Amy Pressman, 1958–2011

Amy Pressman, 1958–2011

Amy.

I’m looking at a picture of her that we got to see in a video lovingly prepared to show at the conclusion of her funeral on Tuesday. She looks to be four or so, lying on the floor, coloring the Eiffel Tower in a coloring book, her Raggedy Ann–style doll at her side and her little sneakered feet extended out behind her. She is easily the most adorable child you’re ever likely to see. And she remained just as adorable for all her talented, feisty, generous, opinionated, loving, curious, stubborn, warm, committed, industrious, optimistic, funny, deeply felt, lion-hearted, knowledgeable, food-loving life. And she lived a big life—all five-foot-nothing of her.

The Boy Who Taught Me How to Be a Teacher

The Boy Who Taught Me How to Be a Teacher

Once you get old enough, you start to develop a perspective about how life’s random puzzle pieces have come to connect. Some pieces attach by sheer force, some settle gradually; but there are others whose fit becomes apparent only after the passage of years. I was fortunate enough to be hired as a high school [...]

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

The 2011 Pasadena City of Art and Science (AxS) Festival has so many events to tempt and arouse your curiosity that we suggest you get out your calendar and carefully plan ahead. For instance, to begin this two-week adventure melodically, you could hear the Pasadena Pro Musica present Water Music/Firesong, a choral celebration of two powerful [...]

Aveson Academy – Openings Available!

Aveson Academy – Openings Available!

Aveson Global Leadership Academy has openings for about 20 students at their 6th-12th grade charter school, now at its new, larger location on Lincoln Avenue. Aveson is a tuition-free charter school, with a small private-school feel. They offer personalized learning plans for students with an emphasis on social leadership skills and responsibility. Multiple grades are [...]

Can We Save Our Rialto?

Can We Save Our Rialto?

On Sunday, October 2nd, South Pasadena’s Rialto Theatre will be, once again, the main attraction. The revitalization symposium will begin with student filmmaker Miranda Gontz’s documentary of this historic gem, followed by expert speakers recounting their experiences restoring the Orpheum Theatre in L.A., the Alex in Glendale, and the Pomona Fox. Built in 1925, the [...]

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

It’s Craftsman—All Day & All Night!

Ya gotta scratch that itch, don’cha? It’s that time of year again and the Craftsman are calling you. Pasadena Heritage‘s 20th Craftsman Weekend is approaching quickly and tickets do run out (in fact, some events are already sold out). To help you decide what temptations to choose from, you can download the event brochure, but [...]

Tracking the Altadena Bear

Tracking the Altadena Bear

Hometown Pasadena pal Debra Whitehouse came out of her La Viña house the other morning to find fresh bear tracks on the pavement. She shot a bit of video and took a photo, and she was gracious enough to share it with us. Make sure to have your sound on so you can hear her [...]

Remembering a 9/11 Angell

Remembering a 9/11 Angell

I wrote this piece on September 20, 2001, at the request of the Writers Guild magazine, Written By, to remember my friend Lynn Angell. She and her husband, Frasier co-creator David Angell, died when terrorists crashed their plane, American Airlines Flight 11, into the World Trade Center. The Pasadena residents had just moved to Cape [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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