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Timothy Howard to Perform Free Organ Recital at Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Organist Timothy Howard will open Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s 2014-15 Friends of Music concert series with a free recital on the church’s magnificent Æolian-Skinner pipe organ on Monday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m., at 585 E. Colorado Blvd. (corner of Madison Ave.) in the Playhouse District of downtown Pasadena. The recital is co-sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Guild of Organists. As are…

The Byrds’ John York Headlines Coffee Gallery Concert

John York, former member of the popular 1960s band the Byrds, will perform at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Thursday, November 6, 8:00 p.m. York became the bassist of the Byrds when he was elected…

Camerata Pacifica Presents Music by Schubert, Grieg & Dvorak

Paul Huang. Photo courtesy Camerata Pacifica Camerata Pacifica’s November concerts will present audiences with three masterworks by three master composers of the romantic repertoire. The Strad Magazine referenced cellist Ani Aznavoorian’s “Scorchingly committed performances”, the…

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

Photo courtesy JPL/NASA As it soared past Saturn’s large moon Titan recently, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas. In the past, Cassini had captured, separately, views of the…

A New Way to Convert Light to Electrical Energy

Dr. Harry Atwater. Photo courtesy Caltech The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research team…

Saturday, November 01

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Toulouse Engelhardt and Former “Byrds” Member John York Gives 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…

Saturday, November 01

Tonight: Pop the Cork at Pasadena Symphony’s Opening Night with Bernstein, Gershwin & David Lockington

David Lockington (l) and Terrence Wilson (r). Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony Orchestra Get ready to celebrate the most popular and iconic American orchestral music ever…

Saturday, November 01

Altadena Library District Presents “Heaven & Earth”

Altadena Library District presents “Heaven & Earth,” Artwork by Painter Shannon LaBaw and Ceramic Artist Philippe Treuscorff. The exhibit features the work of local painter…

Saturday, November 01

Aolani Takes Hawaiian Melodies to Pasadena

Don’t be fooled by the flower behind Aolani’s ear, her guitar and her sweet voice. Her vocals can reach much father than just Hawaiian soul.…

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Don’t Be Scared to Hear Unique Duo’s Eerie Music

Imagine the eerie sounds in horror movies, presented in a more harmonious sound through proper tuning, and with the use of musical instruments such as violin and guitar. That’s the sound of composer-musicians Vincenzo Vasi and Valeria Sturba’s “OoopopoiooO” which they will present at the Coffee Gallery Backstage on Monday, November 3, 8:00 p.m. The two musicians will use theremin, an early electronic musical instrument first used during the Russian Civil War, to create their interpretations of songs by Aphex Twin, Philip Glass, Nucleus, Ravel and Inti Illimani. “OoopopoiooO’s” ghostly music is similar to the soundtracks in the movies “Spellbound,”…

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