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The Art of Seating

The Art of Seating
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Thus emerged the chair… Though something to sit upon—other than the ground, a tree branch, or a large rock—may be an ancient product going back to ebony and ivory, carved and gilded wood chairs for Egyptian royalty, such as the arm-chair found in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings that may date back […]

Artist’s Open Day at Storrier Stearns

Artist’s Open Day at Storrier Stearns

Constructed in 1937, the garden at the estate of Charles and Ellamae Storrier Stearns was designed by Kinzuchi Fujii and took seven years to complete. Every month, Storrier Stearns’ Japanese garden, which is a registered historic landmark, is open to the public and on June 28th, artist Barbara Thomason gives a talk and presents a […]

Earth Speaks

Earth Speaks

From the time I started composing, I was keenly aware that, at least visually speaking, I was the goose in a bunch of ducks. A Julliard graduate with a masters degree from the Yale School of Music, a Fulbright-Nehru Scholarship recipient, a 2011 INK Fellow, and an enthusiast of Hindustani vocal studies, Reena Esmail is […]

Jimmy Carter’s Coming to Pasadena

Jimmy Carter’s Coming to Pasadena

Jimmy Carter has been one of America’s most maligned presidents. He funded the Afghan mujahideen, as well as the dictatorship in El Salvador in the 1980s.¹ He’s been called an anti-semite, a bigot, and has been taken to task by Jason Maoz, senior editor at the Jewish Press (2006).² Author Steven F. Hayward even declares […]

These Birdly Delights

These Birdly Delights

The ancient Chinese philosophy Taoism (also known as Daoism) believes that a three legged red crow which lives in the sun symbolises the Great Triad which is the three great powers of being: Man, Heaven and Earth. (Signology.org) The Egyptian god Atum chose a bird to represent the moment of creation while birds of prey […]

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books: Open House, Book Sale & Murder

Hometown Pasadena, this online magazine, is all thanks to Colleen Dunn Bates and her crew of fabulous writers, designers, photographers, editors, characters, and partner Patty O’Sullivan at Prospect Park Books. Since 2006, PPB has published dozens of funny, informative, introspective, entertaining, and riveting books from Lian Dolan’s Helen of Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara’s Mas Arai mystery […]

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

Canterbury & Coventry…and Forgiveness

All Saints taps into our spirituality by presenting the Canterbury and Coventry Spring Concert, and our level of faith and ability for forgiveness during a talk by Bangladeshi-American Rais Bhuiyan. From a victim in the days following 9/11 when he was shot in the face in Dallas, Texas by Mark Anthony Stroman, Bhuiyan attracted attention […]

50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.

50+ Artists. 25+ Locations. 2 Days. Open Studios.

We’ve written repeatedly about Open Studios…and were not done yet. The 4th bi-annual Open Studios has finally arrived—Saturday and Sunday, June 6th-7th. This event is completely organic, begun as a way for local artists to show and sell their work, while also offering visitors a glimpse into work spaces with access to the artists, as […]

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

Ideas Worth Spreading at TEDx, Jr.

TEDx is the mini-me, local version of TED, a 4-day conference that began over 30 years ago. TEDx “supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events.” Transform. Transcend. Thrive. These are the themes behind TEDx South Pasadena High on May 30th. All of (the) speakers and Interactive Experience Salon speakers will share their […]

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

CicLAvia Pasadena 2015

Metro Los Angeles puts its money where the pedals are…Presenting, CicLAvia Pasadena, a 3.5 mile route through the heart of Old Town. Yoga and music may be found at the Memorial Park Hub at Levitt Pavilion’s bandshell, a mixed media art project hosted by Armory Center for the Arts along with free admission to art […]

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