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‘The Winter’s Tale’ at A Noise Within Brings Us to Tears

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Left to right: Jayce Evans and Frederick Stuart. - Photo by Craig Schwartz / A Noise Within By May S. Ruiz A Noise Within opens its Spring event with William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale,’...

Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse

Alfred Molina & Pia Shah in The Father at Pasadena Playhouse. - Courtesy photo by Jenny Graham Florian Zeller’s “Le Pére,” or “The Father,” translated to English by Christopher Hampton, subjects its audience to the...

‘Activities of Daily Living’ Premieres at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Joanna Lipari’s play shows us that age is nothing but a number. Photo by Fran Syverson / Beacon Media News By Fran Syverson It’s one thing to become old; it’s quite another to...

Winter Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena This Saturday

Artists, musicians and merchants gear up to celebrate the winter season with another Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 9 p.m. The South Pasadena Arts Crawl welcomes you to this free event which offers art exhibitions and activities, live music, open houses,...

The Huntington Acquires New Archives

Among them is a colonial plot to defraud Native Americans of ancestral land The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens recently announced that it has acquired a recently discovered archive documenting an 18th-century investigation into a land...

Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony in Ode to Romance

Plus Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s Voyage Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 2019/2020 Symphony Classics season with Gershwin/Debussy on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2 and 8 p.m. This Valentine’s program opens with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and celebrated film...

California Philharmonic Marks 25th Anniversary of Presenting Summer Concert Seasons in 2020

2020 is an exciting year for the California Philharmonic, celebrating two momentous anniversaries – Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and its 25th anniversary of presenting summer concert seasons. In 1995, Music Director Victor Vener founded the California Philharmonic Orchestra that soon attracted 4,000 to 5,000 music...

Books by African American Authors You Should Check Out

By Destiny Torres In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve gathered a short list of my favorite books by African American authors. Ranging from memoirs to non-fiction, these five picks are perfect for a night in. 1. “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas I am not...

Feb. 14–20

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The Pat Benatar Experience at The Rose at 9 p.m. (245 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101). Members of The Pat Benatar Experience have been band members for Michael Jackson, Ambrosia, Kenny Loggins, Chaka Khan, Yes, Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morrissette, Aerosmith,...

‘Starting Anew’ Exhibition Offers a Compelling Look at Pasadena’s History

PMH's 'Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890-1930' Exhibition Signage. - Photo by Marlyn Woo/Joanne Wilborn / Pasadena Museum of History By May S. Ruiz Very few of us realize that the Pasadena we know and...
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