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A Mix of Jazz, Salsa, Contemporary Music at Levitt Pavilion

Legendary percussionist Pete Escovedo will once again break down the barriers among smooth jazz, salsa, Latin jazz and contemporary music when he performs at Levitt Pavilion on Sunday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. Escovedo’s name has become synonymous with music because he has been in the industry for the past 50 years. The California native who was born in Pittsburg started his musical journey during his…

Create Earth-Friendly Indigenous Art Through Australian Dot Painting

Painting by Janell Mithani The Pasadena Public Library-Hastings Branch will hold a workshop on an aboriginal Australian folk art that is not only earth-friendly but also has a high value in the international art markets.…

International Artist Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen to Perform at Local Church

International organist Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen will hold a free 30-minute concert at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 30, 12:10-12:40 p.m. Mikkelsen is the music director at the castle of Frederiksborg in Hillerod, Denmark, where…

Norton Simon to Hold Screening of Animated Film “The Aristocats”

The Norton Simon Museum will hold a screening of the 1978 Disney animated film “The Aristocrats” on Wednesday, July 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m. The film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman focuses on a kind and eccentric millionairess…

Satirist Eric Schwartz to Hold CD Release Party at Firefly Bistro

The Firefly Bistro will hold a party for the release of the latest CD of award-winning musical satirist and songwriter Eric Schwartz during the “Wine and Song” series on Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 p.m. Schwartz, who…

Wednesday, July 23

A Noise Within Reading Series Features a Play About WWI War Veterans

A Noise Within will hold a public reading of “Heroes,” the 2005 English adaptation of the 2003 French play “Le Vent Des Peupliers” by Gérald…

Wednesday, July 23

Japanese Singer-Ambassador to Hold Free Concert at Presbyterian Church

Junko Ueno Garrett has been using music to help strengthen international relations for years, and she will use the same platform on Wednesday, July 23,…

Wednesday, July 23

Norton Simon to Hold Screening of 2011 Film “Midnight in Paris”

Woody Allen’s multi-award-winning movie “Midnight in Paris” will be screened at the Norton Simon Museum on Wednesday, July 23, 2:00-3:45p.m. The 2011  romantic comedy fantasy…

Wednesday, July 23

2 Award-Winning Singer-Songwriters to Headline Concert at Firefly Bistro

Veteran singer-songwriters Rupert Wates and Tia McGraff will perform at the Wine and Song series at the Firefly Bistro on Wednesday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.…

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SteveSongs to Sing and Play at Levitt Pavilion

Steve Roslonek, also known as “Mr. Steve” in  PBS Kids Preschool Destination program, will perform with his band SteveSongs at Levitt Pavilion on Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 p.m. Roslonek has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years. He blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called “not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one.” The front man has delighted audiences throughout the country, including at prestigious venues like Symphony Space in New York City, Wolftrap in Vienna, the Kennedy Center…

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