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Pianist Carl Matthes To Conduct Master Class at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Pianist and sound design expert Carl Matthes will be conducting a Piano Master Class on Sunday, January 21, at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, starting at 2 p.m. Matthes has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Seattle Center Coliseum, and the San Francisco Opera House. He was a candidate for a Rockefeller Foundation grant to record all of…

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents an Author Panel on Romance, Love & Lust: Is it All The Same in YA Lit?

L-R: Lauren Miller, Brandy Colbert, Iva-Marie Palmer and Moderator Cat Jordan. On Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m., in keeping with February’s theme of love, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents the panel “Romance, Love &…

The Norton Simon Museum Presents the Film Series ‘An Invitation to Dance’

From Top Clockwise: Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), An American in Paris (1951) In celebration of the many dancers on view in the exhibition “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor,”…

“Beethoven Would Have Loved This Program”

A mere three days after the calamitous events that befell Montecito, Camerata Pacifica took the stage of Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre to present a concert relocated from the, now inaccessible, Music Academy of the West.…

Story of JPL Early Rocket Development Programs to be Told at Altadena Historical Society

The little-known stories of California Institute of Technology’s rocket-development programs in the 1930s and 40s at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be told by historian Erik M. Conway at the next quarterly meeting of the…

Saturday, January 20

Spirit Chorale in Pasadena

The Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles will present a concert on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist…

Saturday, January 20

Exotic Baroque From Around the World to be Performed by Pasadena Symphony

On Saturday, January 20, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Ambassador Auditorium, welcome the New Year with Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan’s exotic…

Sunday, January 21

Reading Tea Leaves After Trump at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

National award-winning author, Thelma T. Reyna, whose new book, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump (Golden Foothills Press), marks the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency,…

Sunday, January 21

Theater Arts Caltech Presents “A Beat in Time: The Allen Ginsberg Project”

Theater Arts Caltech Presents “A Beat in Time: The Allen Ginsberg Project” on January 18-21, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Caltech Theater Lab (275 South Hill,…

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Together, JPL-Managed Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes Discover the Most Distant Galaxy Yet Seen

NASA’s JPL-managed Spitzer telescope and the Hubble telescope have revealed the most distant galaxy seen thus far. The galaxy, named SPT0615-JD, has been stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called “gravitational lensing.” SPT0615-JD existed when the universe was just 500 million years old, and although a few other primitive galaxies have been seen at this point in time, they have all looked like red dots, given their small size and tremendous distances. But SPT0615-JD is different—a massive foreground galaxy cluster’s gravitational field not only amplified the light from the background galaxy but also smeared the image of it into an…

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