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Construction in Hawaii of the Pasadena-Based Thirty Meter Telescope Encounters a Roadblock, Literally

Protestors say Mauna Kea is sacrted land and the Thirty Meter Telescope should not be built there. Image courtesy of Protect Mauna Kea via Facebook Hawaiian law enforcement officers on Wednesday began mass arrests of protesters blocking the access road to Mauna Kea to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope project, which Pasadena-based TMT International Observatory is beginning to build after a state commission…

A Noise Within’s New Season Will Awaken with “Frankenstein”

Pictured (L to R): Kasey Mahaffy and Michael Manuel. Photos by Daniel Reichert A Noise Within (ANW) announced the California premiere of Nick Dear’s Frankenstein, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel…

From the Creators of Wicked Lit: First Stab Festival III at Pasadena Central Library

Unbound Productions (Jonathan Josephson, Executive Director and Paul Millet, Artistic Director) are thrilled to announce the lineup for the company’s reading series, First Stab. The series features two afternoons of free script-in-hand play readings at…

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Apollo Connection

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near a leg of the Lunar Module during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA) on July 20, 1969. Astronaut Neil…

Michael Feinstein Puts Down the Baton and Picks Up the Mic to Give You a Backstage Pass into Cole Porter’s World

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to sing the best of Cole Porter on Saturday, August 3 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. Spend an evening under the stars…

Saturday, July 20

Exhibition Exploring New Possibilities for Textiles Opens Saturday

The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) presents “Textiles Today: Exploring New Possibilities,” a new exhibition at the SPARC Chamber Gallery inside the South Pasadena Chamber…

Saturday, July 20

This Saturday, It’s the Summer Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena

Artists, musicians, and merchants gear up to celebrate the summer season with another fun and family-friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” in South Pasadena on Saturday, July 20th, from…

Saturday, July 20

Ragas and Rhythmic Patterns with Kamaljeet and Jas Ahluwalia

On Saturday, July 20, the Norton Simon welcomes back husband and wife duo Kamaljeet and Jas Ahluwalia. Kamaljeet Ahluwalia plays the santoor, an exquisite hammered…

Sunday, July 21

Players Set for “Spider Man” Scribe’s ‘Good Boy’ at Pasadena Playhouse

From Top clockwise: Ben Ahlers (Brandon Hardy), Betsy Brandt (Elizabeth Hardy), James Carpinello (Russell Shay), Annamarie Kasper (Cheryl Moody). Photo courtesy: The Pasadena Playhouse The…

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All Systems Go For Pasadena Organization’s Big Hawaiian Telescope

The internationally-funded TMT International Observatory LLC, based in Pasadena, is building astronomy's next generation telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Images courtesy TIO Pasadena’s TMT International Observatory said construction of its long-in-the-works Thirty-Meter Telescope Project on Mauna Kea in Hawaii will begin July 15. The consortium said the State of Hawaii had issued a formal Notice to Proceed for the project, the Pasadena-based TMT International Observatory announced on Wednesday. “The day for construction to begin has arrived,” said Hawaii’s Governor David Ige (D). “At this time our number one priority is everyone’s safety. As construction begins, I continue to be…

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