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Coloratura Soprano Lori Ann Fuller Piscioneri Joins Pasadena Community Orchestra to Open its 32nd Season

On Friday, November 14, 2014, coloratura soprano Lori Ann Fuller Piscioneri, who has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic, joins the Pasadena Community Orchestra in the gala opening concert of the orchestra’s 32nd season. Audiences will be caught up in the dramatic sweep and beauty of the arias Piscioneri will sing and the instrumental works Music Director Bethany Pflueger…

The Pied Piper of Hamlin (A Musical) by Lance Davis

Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT) continues their 2014-15 Season with their first Full Production, The Pied Piper of Hamlin (A Musical), an original piece from artistic director, Lance Davis, based on an Eastern European Folk Tale.…

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Toulouse Engelhardt and Former Member of the “Byrds” John York Make an Encore Performance

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Toulouse Engelhardt. Photo courtesy The Coffee Gallery Backstage Toulouse Engelhardt (l) with John York (r). Photo courtesy The Coffee Gallery Backstage Penned the “Segovia of Surf” by music critics, 12 -String acoustic…

Union Station and MUSE/IQUE Team Up to Present a Beatles Mashup Concert to Help End Homelessness

Union Station Homeless Services and MUSE/IQUE are teaming up yet again for a genre-bending evening of entertainment for a great cause. The 15th annual An Evening for the Station benefit concert will feature a Beatles/Bash…

Casting Announced for “Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight” at The Pasadena Playhouse

Disney Recording Artist Olivia Holt (l) as “Aurora” and Lucy Lawless (r) as “Carabosse”. Photo courtesy The Pasadena Playhouse The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions…

Wednesday, October 22

Today: See 20 Years Into the Future with 2014 Envision Summit

Prepare to see robots, drones flying overhead and animatronics displays around the Pasadena Convention Center during Innovate Pasadena’s two-day 2014 Envision summit from Wednesday, October…

Wednesday, October 22

USC Pacific Asia Museum Presents ‘From the Grand Trunk Road to Route 66′

Artist Haider Ali painting an Indian truck in Amritsar, 2012. Photo credit: ANI USC Pacific Asia Museum presents ‘From the Grand Trunk Road to Route…

Wednesday, October 22

Today: Film Historian to Join Free Showing of “Forrest Gump” at South Pasadena Library

Get inspired, laugh and fall in love when you watch the free screening of the popular 1994 film “Forrest Gump” at the South Pasadena Public…

Wednesday, October 22

Novelist and PCC Writer in Residence to Present Two Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Francesca Lia Block. Photo courtesy Pasadena Senior Center Novelist Francesca Lia Block, the 2014 writer in residence at Pasadena City College, will conduct two events…

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Aireene and The Rarities to Stage “Stompin’, Swayin’” Americana Music

Aireene and The Rarities, together with the Plunk and Phunk Orchestra, will bring “stompin’, swayin’ and timeless” Americana music to the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Thursday, October 23, 8:00 p.m. Oakland-based artist Aireene Espiritu will lead the Rarities composed of Ed Tree on guitar and Tom Corbett on mandolin as they play mostly original songs accompanied by Latin/African rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music. Espiritu was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States at the age of 10. Backed by her tenor ukulele and guitar, both a 1950s Martin, Espiritu’s performances draw influences from…

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