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Painting of Pasadena’s Iconic Parrots by David Sikes Named “Museum Purchase Prize” Winner

David Sikes with winning painting of Pasadena's Parrots. Photo credit Joanne Wilborn Karen Yee with her award-winning painting Phoenix Crown. Photo credit Joanne Wilborn An oil painting depicting Pasadena’s iconic feathered friends soaring above treetops by artist David Sikes was named winner of the “Museum Purchase Prize” at the awards reception for the new exhibition Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV, which will be on view…

Coloratura Soprano Lori Ann Fuller Piscioneri Joins Pasadena Community Orchestra

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…

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…

Thursday, October 23

Public Invited to View Solar Eclipse at Mount Wilson Observatory

On Thursday, October 23, the public is invited to view a partial eclipse of the Sun from the grounds of the world-famous Mount Wilson Observatory…

Thursday, October 23

Today: JPL Chief Engineer to Give Inside Account on Mars Rover Curiosity

Have a sneak peek of the book “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer” through the author himself at Flintridge Bookstore and…

Thursday, October 23

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…

Saturday, October 25

Laugh 4 Life, Family Fun for a Cause

Women’s Pregnancy Care Clinic (WPCC), a new Pasadena nonprofit helping women facing an unplanned pregnancy with medical services and support, is hosting its 1st Annual…

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LA Opera Talk: Catan’s Florencia en el Amazonas

A steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest becomes a mystical voyage of discovery, each passenger harboring secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams. The Los Angeles Opera Production of Florencia en el Amazonas features the sensational Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel as Florencia, along with soprano Lisette Oropesa. A ravishingly beautiful score by the late Daniel Catán, the beloved composer of Il Postino, shimmers with…

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