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Joan Quinn Captured

Joan Quinn Captured

Another reason we support the local creative endeavor of Inside the Story by sisters Susan Cherney and Wendy Moss: covering their fascinating Art & Alchemy of Perfume event back in March 2013, we met Laura Kane who has remembered Hometown Pasadena and informed us of an art exhibit that sounds particularly interesting and unique. The exhibition ‘Joan [...]

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

The Non-Conformist Arts Convention

On the eastern edge of San Gabriel Valley, promises are being made—or warnings are being issued (depending on how you choose to interpret the situation)—3 days of convention activities in 4 hours. So rest up. It’s the inaugural Non-Conformist Arts Convention on July 26th in Pomona. Featured artists: Edward Beardsley, American artist. He was a professor and dean [...]

The Folly Bowl

The Folly Bowl

An outdoor garden amphitheater on the grounds of a private home. Bring your own picnic, refreshments, cushions, and even a blanket and pillow if you’d like for an evening under the trees in an intimate setting, thanks to Susanna Dadd and James Griffith of Altadena. It’s the Folly Bowl. We’re almost halfway through their summer [...]

Wearable Tech

Wearable Tech

Wearable tech? Wearable computing is the study or practice of inventing, designing, building, or using miniature body-borne computational and sensory devices. Wearable computers may be worn under, over, or in clothing, or may also be themselves clothes (i.e. “Smart Clothing” (Mann, 1996a)). (Interaction Design Foundation) In 1981, Steve Mann designed and built a backpack-mounted 6502-based [...]

Vaud & the Villians

Vaud & the Villians

There are 19 villains in Vaud and the Villains, beginning with Vaud Overstreet who’s described as “charlatan, seducer, tenor saxophone.” Born 1892. Big Daddy’s a fence, loan shark, and slum lord. Oh yes, and fiddle man, vocals. Shadie Sadie Sinclair probably doesn’t need to be explained. Coco Gitan is listed as a “sultry Creole queen, French [...]

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

June Wayne: Finding the Proper Context

She was a high school drop out, began work at a factory at the age of fifteen, and, by her own admission, said in regards to standards of art: “I didn’t have any.” Many articles about June Wayne (1918-2011) state that she dropped out of high school because she wanted to become an artist. After reading Betty [...]

Women + Business = Celebrate

Women + Business = Celebrate

Best selling author (Helen of Pasadena, Elizabeth the First Wife), columnist, humorist (The Chaos Chronicles), award-winning talk show host (The Satellite Sisters), and Lian Dolan will moderate the 6th Annual Women In Business Luncheon on Thursday, June 26th at the Langham. Dolan’s innate public speaking ability and humor is reason enough to attend, let alone [...]

Stoneface

Stoneface

In the 1924 classic silent comedy, Sherlock Jr., its dreaming protagonist, played by the picture’s star and director, the great Buster Keaton, literally walks into a movie he’s watching and becomes part of the action. It’s a theme that’s had many a variation played on it since then—Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, for [...]

Magical Music at the Mill

Magical Music at the Mill

Surrounded by pomegranate trees on the patio at the Old Mill in San Marino, guests may enjoy a summer evening, sitting only feet away from the musicians. Once every month, the Old Mill presents intimate summer concerts, and this year it’s all about the ensemble of instrumental performers, as in four of them. On June 28th, [...]

Pasadena Confidential 2014

Pasadena Confidential 2014

The Crown City masquerades as a calm and refined retreat, where well-bred ladies glide around their perfect bungalows and everyone knows what fork to use first. But don’t be fooled by appearances. Dip into the confidential files of old Pasadena and meet assassins and oddballs, kidnappers and slashers, Satanists and all manner of maniac in a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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