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Hockney: Painting & Photography

Hockney: Painting & Photography
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One of the earliest jobs we had when we first arrived in Los Angeles County in the fall of 1989 was playing hostess at The Ivy restaurant on Robertson Boulevard near Beverly Hills. We say “playing” as the girls were required to wear long, flowery-type dresses and a straw hat adorned with fake flowers that […]

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

Amanda Plummer’s Little Heart

She was a Sister of Immaculate Heart. She questioned authority, even within her own religion. She studied, taught, created, and “changed the course of modern art.¹ Sister Mary Corita Kent’s pop-inspired serigraphs made her known internationally, and transformed the small art department at Immaculate Heart College into a global center for design and printmaking.² In […]

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Free Sunday Concerts Galore

Sunday, July 12th, seems to be the day for live music in West San Gabriel Valley. Here’s the breakdown—in order to choose the one that fits your mood… Jazz on Sunday Grey Beret – Pasadena The smooth sounds of jazz fill the evening air in Vroman’s courtyard to jump start the Playhouse District’s free summer […]

Roaring Nights: It’s a Party

Roaring Nights: It’s a Party

Do you dare roam the grounds after dark? Summer is here with the L. A. Zoo‘s “Roaring Nights” music series that’s an adults only party with vibes for dancing, a slew of victual and libation options, fun and games, and close encounters. DJs, live music, food trucks, “pop-up” zookeeper talks and animal encounters, and a […]

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Our country’s day of Independence is here. How will you celebrate? Here’s a rundown of offerings: Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, this year’s America Fest will have Liverpool Legends “the ultimate Beatles cover band experience,” motorcycle stuntmen, and a screening of Despicable Me 2, and PyroSpectaculars by Souza. Saturday, July 4th […]

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A commune. An art studio. A junkyard. A personal Utopia. Beatniks, intellectuals, bohemians. “The Dionysus of the Altadena foothills”¹ During the Open Studios weekend at the beginning of June, we entered the world of Zorthian Ranch. That was 2½ hours that easily could’ve been all day. We imagine we looked like the 6-year-old feels walking […]

The Art of Seating

The Art of Seating

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 […]

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