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Pasadena Conservatory of Music Hosts North Indian Classical Concert by Shruti Music Academy

  Music lovers from diverse backgrounds and fields of life witnessed North Indian Classical Music concert presented by the Shruti Music Academy at the Pasadena Conservatory of music on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The concert was partially funded by Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division .   The ...


Idyllwild Arts Foundation Will Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Since 1996, Idyllwild Arts Foundation recognized the need for a modern performance space which would not only complement the beloved but outdated IAF Theatre, but would give a clear indication to audiences of the school’s vision and future as it approached the new millennium. “Tonight’s event marks a new chapter for the Idyllwild Arts Foundation and the ...


A Jazzy Evening for Friends in Deed

  Friends in Deed will be returning to the Historic Castle Green on Wednesday, September 28, for their annual fundraiser, Jazz on the Green. There’s no better spot to spend a September evening listening to live jazz, meeting old friend and making new, enjoying good food and drink, and most importantly supporting Friends in Deed. ...


Art with Heart: Santa Anita Park and California Art Club Host Charity Art Exhibit Benefitting Retired Racehorses

  Santa Anita Park and the California Art Club are teaming up to repaint the future of retired racehorses. The iconic racetrack will host an exclusive art exhibit and reception benefitting the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and retirement of California racehorses.   The art ...


Two Caltech Professors Named MacArthur Fellows

Dianne Newman, the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, and Victoria Orphan, the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology, have been selected as MacArthur Fellows. The Fellowship is a five-year grant awarded to “individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future,” according ...


Dr. Lynn Mehl Named 2016-2017 President of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA), which supports local music education with one of the nation’s oldest and most successful house and garden tours, is delighted to announce that Dr. Lynn Mehl has been named its president. Mehl, a professor of kinesiology and psychology at Occidental College and ardent community volunteer, will lead the ...


Sixth Annual Ladies Night Out to Benefit Cancer Support Community

Lian Dolan (l) and Alana Stewart (r)   On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Cancer Support Community (CSC) Pasadena presents The Sixth Annual Ladies Night Out 2016 “VIP Access”, an evening of entertainment, laughter, and commemoration. The celebratory benefit was created to honor “the courageous women in our lives who have been touched by cancer.” VIP ...


Caltech Scholar Named L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellow

Moriel Zelikowsky, a postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering at Caltech, has been named a 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellow. The fellowship, now in its thirteenth year, annually awards five female postdoctoral scientists with grants of $60,000 each. “I have been lucky to be surrounded by women and men who are ...


Caltech’s Aravin and Hoelz Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the selection of 84 Faculty Scholars, early career scientists who “have great potential to make unique contributions to their field,” according to the press release from the three philanthropies. Caltech’s Alexei Aravin, professor of biology, and André ...


Mother’s Club Family Learning Center Hosts Sixth Annual Fall Food Fest

Mother’s Club Steering Committee: From left to right: Kristin Bacon, Jennifer Dyer, Rosiris Paniagua, Ginger Mort, Tori Welch, Kelly Crowe, Tanya Reader, Anne Marie Pieczarka, Bobbi Hewins, and Carolyn Cota. Not Pictured: Nurit Kotick and Anna Meadows   Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center is set to celebrate its sixth annual Fall Food Fest in Pasadena ...


The Huntington Parties Under the Harvest Moon

  The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is a beloved Chinese tradition celebrating family and friends. Dating back more than 2,000 years, it marks the end of the summer harvest. The festival is a time to gather with loved ones outdoors, eat Moon Cakes, admire the harvest moon, and celebrate the abundance of life.   On Tuesday, ...


New Angeles National Forest Supervisor to Address Pasadena Sierra Club

The new Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest, Jeffrey Vail, will address the Sierra Club next week at Pasadena’s Eaton Canyon Nature Center. Vail is expected to discuss changes being made in the stewardship of the forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Vail — a native of Maine who holds a law degree ...


Annual El Portal Tequila Tasting Pleases Patrons

El Portal celebrated the fine art of tequila and Mexican heritage on Thursday. Their annual Tequila Tasting drew hundreds of thirsty fans as well as an impressive roster of private label and well known tequila manufacturers. The tasting included brands like George Clooney’s Casamigos, Patron and Azulejo plus generous appetizers from El Portal’s kitchen. Visit ...


2016 Contemporary History Makers Gala Announced for October 15 at The California Club, Los Angeles

From Top Clockwise: Dave and Holly Davis, Dr. Robert Winter, Dianne Philibosian and Thomas Seifert. Not pictured Dick and Ann Ward   Three extraordinary couples and a renowned historian have been named as the Contemporary History Makers for 2016 by Pasadena Museum of History. Dave & Holly Davis, Thomas Seifert & Dianne Philibosian, PhD, Dick ...


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