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Poetrypalooza Pasadena

Poetrypalooza Pasadena
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According to the critic Coleridge, prose is “words in their best order,” while poetry is “the best words in their best order. (Maeve Maddox at DailyWritingTips.com) Who knew that poetry could be fun? Not only inventive, reflective, thoughtful, calculated, precise, and written to evoke emotions. Poetrypalooza Pasadena is making an evening of it with free […]

Sue Grafton In Conversation

Sue Grafton In Conversation

One mystery writer, a local, in conversation with one mystery writer who’s PI lives in a town that “looks” surprisingly like a neighbor up north, Santa Barbara. Bestselling author Sue Grafton comes to Vroman’s via All Saints Church on August 27, and partakes in conversation with local mystery writer Denise Hamilton. Sue Grafton is the […]

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

Van Leeuwen for Our Dog Days of Summer

New York Magazine gives it a critic rating of 5 out of 5 and says the ice cream appeals to the “impulsive tot who dashes out into traffic after the Good Humor man,” as well as the hormone-free, pasture-raised foodies, and styrofoam and plastic-dissing “politically correct environmentalist.” One may argue that enjoying food that is […]

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Planet Bernstein: Rewriting the Rules for Jazz

Swing, jive, feel alive. Muse/Ique artistic director and conductor Rachel Worby is taking Leonard Bernstein to another level during a jam session on August 8th with Dee Dee Bridgewater who, according to the Amsterdam News (3.26.2015), is “the most dynamite female jazz vocalist of this century.” In this raucous evening—”Jazz/Genesis” on August 8th—the artists of MUSE/IQUE […]

Zeffirelli & Rossellini: Day Tripping to Italy

Zeffirelli & Rossellini: Day Tripping to Italy

Stunning locations, a cast of icons, a smidgen of history-lite, and a large dose of Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. On July 31st, Distant Lands hosts the viewing of Tea with Mussolini, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Joan Plowright, and Cher as part of the annual Old Pasadena Film Festival. Tea with Mussolini is […]

Wanderlust, Loving the Macabre & Dancing Under Rainbows

Wanderlust, Loving the Macabre & Dancing Under Rainbows

High tea at the Rose Garden, an afternoon break alongside the lily ponds, wandering the new Chinese Garden. Been there, done that? One way to see the “old” with new eyes is by taking a “Quirky Tour” of The Huntington. Huntington intern Sara Schacht writes about self-guided tours for those who want to focus their […]

Flame of Hope

Flame of Hope

Seven thousand athletes from 170 nations will compete in 25 sporting events at the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles beginning July 25th. This is the first time in 16 years that the Special Olympics will be held in America, the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, and […]

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

Miracle May, GelTech & CJ’s Recipe for a Green Lawn

“We dodged a bullet,” said Bill Hasencamp of the Metropolitan Water District’s Colorado River Program as reported by the L.A. Times. Hasencamp’s referring to the “May Miracle.” This past spring, water levels in Lake Mead at the Arizona-Nevada border had fallen to a level not seen since the early 1930s. Then it began to rain. […]

Hockney: Painting & Photography

Hockney: Painting & Photography

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 […]

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