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Friday, April 28, 2017

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...

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...

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,...

Award-Winning Documentary ‘Finding Cleveland’ Scheduled for Showing at SoPas Library

“Finding Cleveland,” a multiple film festival award-winning documentary, will be screened in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on September 29 at 7 p.m. The free event for all ages is presented by the...

Gripping Production of The Maids at A Noise Within

Jean Genet’s play “The Maids” is a multi-layered play of rituals, fantasies, masks and mirrors whose story’s origin borrows from the notorious Papin case of 1933. Christine and Lea Papin murdered their mistress and...

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...

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...

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...

Morgan Fairchild, Kenton Duty and Davi Santos join cast of A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS -The...

THE GUEST LIST FOR THE BALL IS COMPLETE! MORGAN FAIRCHILD KENTON DUTY DAVI SANTOS JUST ANNOUNCED FOR LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTOS’ A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS at THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE DECEMBER 8, 2016 – JANUARY 8, 2017 PANTO AT THE PLAYHOUSE CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF...

‘King Lear’ opens at A Noise Within Theatre

The classical repertory theatre, A Noise Within, continues their 25th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s “King Lear” directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott. “King Lear” tells the story of an elderly King who has decided to end his...

Jazz/Blues at Arroyo Seco Golf Course

The long running Wednesday night Wine & Song music series, hosted by South Pasadena musician Brad Colerick and focused on Americana/singer-songwriter genres, is getting a companion show – a jazz/blues night every Thursday from...

An Evening with Barry McGuire and John York at SoPas Library

Along with Bob Dylan in the mid-'60s came countless other folk singers, including Barry McGuire. Born in Oklahoma, McGuire relocated to New York City and joined the New Christy Minstrels. He became the band's lead...

The Holidays Are Coming! Enjoy A Little House Christmas at Sierra Madre Playhouse

The Ingalls family has moved from the big woods to their little house on the prairie in Kansas. The family of pioneers is looking forward to the coming Christmas holiday. Anticipation is building as...

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...

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops at Boston Court

From the moment you enter the theatre at Boston Court, there are a dozen or so cartoons running of Betty Boop, the sexpot of made for adults 1930’s cartoons who was held captive by...

South Pasadena Museum Restoration is in Full Swing

Origin of the Museum After undergoing it’s own preservation and restoration. The South Pasadena Historical Museum, also known as the Meridian Iron Works Museum, was first leased to the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation by the...

Tom Stoppard’s dazzling play “Arcadia” at A Noise Within

Widely regarded as one of Tom Stoppard’s most luxuriantly wordy and witty best, Arcadia receives a rich production at A Noise Within under the direction of Geoff Elliot. The 1993 play tells two stories...

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ on in YST’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

The 1960 Tony Award winning musical Bye Bye Birdie is rockin’ and rollin’ at Fremont Centre Theatre every weekend with opportunities to see both a traditional cast as well as an all youth cast...

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,...

“Bars and Measures” Thought Provoking Premiere at Boston Court

The Theatre@Boston Court is known for producing innovative, artist-driven, compelling works that seek to challenge. The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of “Bars and Measures” by Idris Goodwin certainly furthers that mission. ...

It’s Fall Season of the Arts on Saturday in South Pasadena

Fall has finally arrived! Join us on October 22 in celebrating the season with the South Pasadena Arts Crawl. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the Crawl welcomes people of...

YST’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ Dazzles at Fremont Centre Theatre

South Pasadena’s finest young thespians along with performers from all over the Southland are currently on stage at Fremont Centre Theatre in a dazzling production of “Aladdin Jr.” Once a year Young Stars Theatre...

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...

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...

Peter Pan Actors Take Flight at SPHS

SPHS drama department’s magical production of “Peter Pan” is just over a week away and the actors, dancers, technicians, costumers, musicians and entire production crew are in full preparations and dress rehearsals. Included in...

Cruz’n for Roses Classic Hot Rod & Car Show

Sunday September 18th 10am-3pm Mission Street South Pasadena Food, Music, Fun, and CARS!  

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...

There’s Life in Live Music Scene in and Around South Pas

You don’t have to drive more than about five minutes to get to three cool, new, nearby music venues that have opened this year, giving the downtown L.A. scene a run for its money....

“The Drowsy Chaperone” Delights at the Middle School

Webster's Dictionary defines "masterpiece" as a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. This is indeed the best word to describe South Pasadena Middle School's weekend productions of "The Drowsy Chaperone," a show that...

“Company” Enthralls at SPHS

Drama students at South Pasadena High School gave an electrifying performance of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” this weekend. The story of Bobby, a seemingly footloose and fancy free bachelor in 1970’s New York City who...

Uproarious Production of ‘The Imaginary Invalid’

A Noise Within opened a deliriously mad production of Moliere’s “The Imaginary Invalid” that is at once completely free and rigorously precise. Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott takes on Moliere’s quintessential hypochondriac with all the sardonic...

SPMS Presents “Young Frankenstein” This Weekend

This weekend only, the South Pasadena Middle School students will take the stage to bring the community, "Young Frankenstein". They are working hard to bring you a fun-filled musical that is guaranteed to bring...

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...

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...

Tony Winner from Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jazz/Hip-Hop Vocalist José James Announced for...

VPAC announces two new events! Jazz and Hip-Hop Vocalist José James Thursday, November 3 at 8pm LA Solo Debut of Tony Award winner for Hamilton Leslie Odom Jr. Thursday, November 17 at 8pm Tickets on sale to the general public...

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...

Santa Claus is Coming to South Pasadena

You better not cry, you better not pout, Santa is coming to town! Our annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the War Memorial...

Summer Finale Concert in the Park

THE 2016 SUMMER CONCERT series concludes this Sunday as Upstream performs Raggae from 5 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park.The City of South Pasadena's Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are pleased to present...

Little Mermaid Jr. Enchants at Upstage

Upstage Theatre Arts Schools held the first of their three weekends of summer productions this past weekend, staging The Little Mermaid Jr. at South Pasadena High School. It was a packed house as forty...

Pasadena Dance Theatre Presents ‘The Nutcracker’ in San Gabriel

PDT continues their beloved annual tradition of “The Nutcracker” for generations of families living in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. In 2016, the holiday favorite is imbued with special meaning for the non-profit...
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