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Friday, April 28, 2017

Michael Carpenter Jr Finds Joy Through Teaching Music at Green Brooms

Michael Carpenter Jr. grew up just outside of Detroit, in St. Clair Shores, listening to the sounds of The Doors, The Beatles and Motown. Although his parents are not, let’s say musically gifted themselves,...

The Originalist opens at Pasadena Playhouse

When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor.  As the country watched...

Green Brooms fundraiser for SPEF

Green Brooms Music Academy is holding a special $20 music lesson week Monday, April 17th through Saturday, April 22nd with 100% of proceeds going to the South Pasadena Educational Foundation! Each lesson is a...

The Man Behind South Pas High Music

Even if you have never heard of Howard Crawford, he in one way or another has probably affected you. He is the head of instrumental music and the deputy chair of the Visual and...

City Gets Ready for Largest ‘Eclectic’ Ever

The Eclectic, South Pasadena’s Music Festival and Art Walk, returns for its ninth year on Saturday, May 6, with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli headlining. The band will open the festival at 3 p.m. on the Gold...

Special, One-time Performance Next Friday, 4/14 with Yukiko Matsuyama

A very special ‘East-West’ Fundraising Concert showcasing extraordinary international recording artist Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends, and an ‘Unplugged’ performance by Wildwood Highway, a tightknit Classic Rock-styled unit, will be presented on the ‘Carnegie Stage’...

LitFest Pasadena Expands in its 6th Year

LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland's free literary arts festival, celebrates its sixth year with a weekend of events, authors' panels and readings on May 20 & 21, 2017. LitFest Pasadena is presented by...

A Daring ‘Man of La Mancha’ at A Noise Within in Pasadena

A Noise Within boldly closes out its “Beyond Our Wildest Dreams” 25th season with a crackling reimagining of the musical “Man Of La Mancha”. Inspired by the novel “Don Quixote de La Mancha” by...

South Pasadena’s Craig Watson Honored for Arts Council Role

South Pasadena’s Craig Watson was recently honored at the Armory in Pasadena for serving as the director of the California Arts Council from August 2011 through March 2017. Under Craig’s tireless dedication and leadership, the...

hotbox Vintage Annual ‘Style Fest’ This Saturday 4/8!

Get ready for hotbox Vintage's annual SYTLEFEST ( that thing known as #TOTESCHELLA ) this weekend! Every year our local fashion boutique, Hotbox Vintage throws a super fun party in the lot by the shop....

Steven Robman takes on directing “Ah,Wilderness!”

Director and local resident Steven Robman is known for directing the first productions of several iconic plays: Wendy Wasserstein’s important comedies Uncommon Women and Others and Isn’t It Romantic; D. L. Coburn’s timeless The...

Pasadena’s Ensemble Shakespeare Theater to stage new play Lear’s Shadow.

The Ensemble Shakespeare Theater is proud to announce its new show, Lear’s Shadow, opening April 15th at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena. Shakespeare’s King Lear serves as the backdrop for Lear’s Shadow,...

Fundraising Concert with Yukiko Matsuyama

A very special ‘East-West’ fundraising concert showcasing extraordinary international recording artist Yukiko Matsuyama & Friends , and an ‘Unplugged’ performance by Wildwood Highway, a tightknit Classic Rock-styled unit, will be presented on the ‘Carnegie...

Award-Winning Theatrical Performance in South Pas

An Encore Performance of Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire,” a precursor to “Fahrenheit 451,” was performed last Friday by Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. The...

A Sublime ‘Ah Wilderness!’ at A Noise Within

Written by Eugene O’Neill in three weeks during the depression, “Ah Wilderness!” is a delightful reverie about the family he never had. In fact, he said the story came to him in a dream...

Monumental Feat Complete

It’s another major accomplishment and milestone for a city that’s used to them, ranking up there with its top-notch schools, an endorsement by Sunset magazine as one of the best in the west communities,...

South Pas High Senior Cast in Dream Role of ‘Peter Pan’

It’s been a long road of perseverance and discovery for South Pasadena High School senior Lorie Meza, on her way to being cast in the lead role of “Peter Pan” in this year’s spring...

Young Musicians Perform During Spring Concerts

Directed by Kelly Coughlin, above, the 6th, 7th, 8th, jazz band, advanced jazz, and the advanced jazz band performed on March 14 during the South Pasadena Middle School’s Spring Concert in the auditorium on...

A Night of Music

Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will host a benefit concert in support of its Creative Arts Team’s upcoming Teaching Tour in Japan and Taiwan; the concert will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at...

An Interview with Ray Bradbury about ‘Fahrenheit 451’

The following is an Interview with Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) regarding the book "Fahrenheit 451" by Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and a South Pasadena resident. The excerpt is...

Virtuoso Strings with Dennis and Max Karmazyn

Get ready for another incredible afternoon as we present the next concert of our Music, Martinis and the Maestro series called,"Virtuoso Strings", on March 26th. LIMITED tickets available - buy yours today! To purchase tickets, go...

Blank Canvas, Art Wanted!

Vave Studios has moved into brand new digs on Fremont and they now have a huge, street facing wall. Owners Patrice Veyna and Jessica Van Alderwerelt would love to receive your submissions of sketches for...

Laughter and Fun at Middle School Fathers’ Follies Event

It was a night full of laughter and fun as the South Pasadena Middle School PTA presented its 13th annual Fathers’ last Friday night. top, left, Perry Li sang “Danny’s Song,” while the Band...

Annie Jr. auditions at YST!

Auditions for Young Stars Theatre's production of Annie Jr. (Ages 5-18 only) are currently being scheduled for March 11, 12 & 16. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at the Fremont Centre Theatre-1000 Fremont Ave South...

The Yale Whiffenpoofs bring their unique vocal stylings to Pasadena for a One-Night-Only...

A Noise Within Theatre, in collaboration David Miraglia and Chuck Dalaklis, announces an evening of song and merriment entitled “The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert.” The internationally respected a cappella group performs live on Monday,...

Whimsical ‘Seussical Jr’ at Young Stars Theatre in South Pas

In a stroke of perfect synergy, YST’s production of “Seussical Jr” opened this week amid celebrations of what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday today! There are month-long celebrations being held in his...

2017 Winter Arts Crawl

Many came to the city’s downtown business district last Saturday night for the winter Arts Crawl – a local night-on-the-town celebration of the arts.   This event was presented by the South Pasadena Chamber to...

Melinda Sullivan Danced Her Way onto Silver Screen

Who can blame Melinda Sullivan, enjoying the good life of living in L.A., for wanting “Another Day of Sun,” borrowing a line from the title track of the opening scene to the Oscar winning...

Getting Their Kicks on Route 66

It was truly an emblematic celebration. The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with the California Historic Route 66 Association (CHR66A), painted the first Route 66 road emblem onto Fair Oaks Avenue adjacent to the...

Kick-off the February South Pasadena Arts Crawl with an afternoon of beer, art and...

On Saturday, February 25th from 1pm-5pm, Mission Wines is hosting the official Arts Crawl pre-party with a craft beer tasting and exhibit by local artist, Corey Miller. Enjoy a tasting of five artisan beers...

Rebecca Kelley Sketches Automobiles at Car Shows

Rebecca Kelley is an industrial designer specializing in vehicle design for 22 years in South Pasadena. Between designing for clients that have included Fleetwood LLC, Yamaha, Nissan, and Johnson Controls, Inc, and teaching Sketching...

Saturday Night Fun in Town! Throughout the Business District

Artists and Businesses team up to celebrate the arts with another fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” on Saturday, February 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced...

Author & Music Black History Month Celebrated at Library

A very special Author and Music Night in honor of Black History Month with Charles Wright, legendary LA musician and bestselling writer of the bestseller “Up From Where We’ve Come: An Eventful Journey” will...

A Poignant King Lear on Stage at A Noise Within

A Noise Within’s superb repertory company takes on Lear as a contemplation of one family’s journey through the devastating effects of dementia. It is at once disturbing and powerful as we watch the ravages...

City to Reclaim Road History

The City of South Pasadena, in partnership with the California Historic Route 66 Association (CHR66A), will paint the first Route 66 road emblem onto Fair Oaks Avenue adjacent to the Fair Oaks Pharmacy this...

Kids are Spectacular in ‘Music Man’ Performances at SPHS

Close to 100 5th graders from Marengo, Monterey Hills and Arroyo Vista elementary schools sang and danced their hearts out in a rousing production of “Music Man, Jr.” last weekend. The auditorium at South Pasadena...

Winter Arts Crawl Scheduled for Saturday, February 25

Enjoy an enriching night at the 2017 Winter Arts Crawl on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 5 to 9pm! This very popular "Neighborhood-Night-On-The-Town" features something for everyone! Shops and boutiques will be open late with...

Shuttered La La Land Theater Opens Doors for Exclusive Advocacy Event

For the first time in decades, an epic event is being held at the historic Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena and is open to the public. Vintage Valentine at the Rialto, is a formal, retro-style...

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards®

Sierra Madre Playhouse received two Ovation Awards® from the Los Angeles Stage Alliance earlier this week. The prestigious awards are among the most significant recognition's bestowed on Los Angeles-area theatre. Sierra Madre Playhouse’s winners include...

South Pasadena Represented in ‘La La Land’ Movie

A portion of “La La Land,” the winner of seven Golden Globes including best picture comedy or musical, was filmed in South Pasadena on August 18, 2015 at the historic Rialto Theater, along with...
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