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A Noise Within Opens in New Home

A Noise Within Opens in New Home

A packed house greeted the gala opening of A Noise Within’s new Pasadena home in the Stuart Pharmaceutical building on the corner of Sierra Madre Villa and Foothill Avenues last Saturday night, October 29. ANW is a professional repertory company dedicated to the classics which has been in business in Glendale for two decades. Their [...]

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

It’s Heeeere! (Queue the Spooky Music)

“You go.” “No, you go first.” “Well, maybe, we’ll just let these kids go ahead of us.” “Maybe, I’ll see you back at the car.” “Scaredy-cat.” “Then, you go.” “No, you go.” Does this exchange sound familiar? That’s right. It must be Halloween. We stopped by as Ken Shaw lumbered out of his garage, not [...]

It’s Official (via London): Caltech’s #1

It’s Official (via London): Caltech’s #1

“Who me?” “Yes, you.” “Couldn’t be.” “Then, who?” It’s certainly not Harvard; not this year. It’s you, Caltech! The California Institute of Technology has achieved number one in the World University Rankings as accorded by the Times Higher Education magazine in London. Thirteen “performance indicators” that represent teaching, citations, international outlook, industry statistics, research budgets, [...]

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

LitFest Pasadena 2012 – Launching From Castle Green

Last Thursday saw a fundraising soiree to kick off LitFest Pasadena, a literary festival coming to Pasadena next St. Patrick’s Day. Attendance (and funds received) exceeded the organizers’ hopes, and enthusiasm for the day-long, family-friendly, book-loving festival ran very high indeed. Here are a few photos from the Castle Green happening. Gallery Girl founder Jennifer [...]

A Queen for This Season

A Queen for This Season

Number 94 is the number to be: Drew Helen Washington is this year’s 94th Rose Bowl queen and will preside over the 123rd Rose Parade and the 98th Rose Bowl game. Washington was selected out of seven finalists princesses from an initial pool of 1,000 young woman from the Pasadena area. Drew Helen (yes, she’s [...]

Launching LitFest Pasadena

Launching LitFest Pasadena

Book ‘em. No, wait, that’s not what we meant (no handcuffs are involved). It’s books. Literally. And literary. And singing. For books. March 17th, 2012 is bookmarked (see?!) for the first—hopefully, soon to be foremost—LitFest Pasadena. As that is only five months away and counting, to get the party started, our historic, integral Castle Green [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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