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Bette, Babs & Beyonce

Bette, Babs & Beyonce
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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles “just wants to have fun with divine divas” as such its spring concert will feature works by The Divine Miss ‘M’ Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyonce. But let’s not keep our options limited! How about all the other divas of divineness? Stepping back to the likes of […]

Antaeus: Close to Home

Antaeus: Close to Home

When it’s so close you can taste it. There are nine days to go to help Antaeus Theatre Group find a new home. More accurately, this acclaimed theatrical company has found a home at 110 East Broadway in Glendale—the lease is signed the plans have been approved—it’s just trying to pay for it. Most often […]

City of Gold

City of Gold

I first met Laura Gabbert when she was in need of a professional headshot. Headshots were my bread and butter at the time, so an agreement was made. The next inquiry was in regard to family photos. Family photos was an area in which I wanted to branch, so I ignored my hesitation and took […]

Lottery Loteria

Lottery Loteria

The Pasadena Playhouse’s Mi Historia, Mi Manera invites you to come for a brand new community-devised and site-specific Forum Play entitled Lottery Loteria created by Pasadena District 5 Community Members and performed at a neighborhood block party on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The day long block party will take place between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 […]

2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”

2016 Empty Showcase House: The “Before”

We do find it rather astonishing that people hand over the keys to their stately homes, with only a few caveats here and there, and say, do what you will. But so it is every year with the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. As we missed the charity’s opening event—the lovely and fun Empty Showcase […]

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

Feb. 19: Rickie Lee Jones

As it is Valentine’s week, with a constant onslaught of pleas to call 1-800-Flowers or purchase Valentine pajama-grams and oddly configured edible arrangements, we are sticking with the soothing sounds of music to celebrate this commercially inundated pseudo day of love. On her 18th birthday, November 8, 1972, Rickie Lee Jones left Washington state and […]

Lovin’ Judy

Lovin’ Judy

Though a child piano prodigy, once she heard folk music and the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, Judy Collins lifted her hands from the keyboard and placed her fingers on guitar strings.¹ Her first commercial hit was “Both Sides Now” and now, entering her 77th year, she still performs—from Sondheim’s “Send in the […]

Kitchens, The Arrangement & I Heart Obama

Kitchens, The Arrangement & I Heart Obama

The Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is roaring into 2016. On February 17, two Penguin Random House authors—J. Ryan Stradal and Ashley Warlick—will be “in conversation” and sign their novels. Stradal has published Kitchens of the Great Midwest and no, it is not a book of design or quaint collections of nana’s recipes. Stradal is a […]

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

Showcase House: 1918 Mission Revival

The word is this 1918 Mission Revival was designed by the esteemed and prolific local architect Myron Hunt (think Huntington Library, Caltech, Occidental College, and the Ambassador Hotel). More specifically, the mansion is “thought” to have been designed by Myron Hunt, according to official text. What is certain is that this 16,000 square feet main […]

Art By the Sidewalk

Art By the Sidewalk

At Art by the Sidewalk, local artist Valérie Daval curates “Home Icon” featuring engravings by Marie-Noelle Deverre with an opening reception to view the art and Skype with the artist on February 7. “I collect and gather food, beauty, medication, and toy packagings, which I open and flatten in order to engrave them using a […]

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