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Forty Years Ago, An Eruption Out Of Pasadena: Van Halen Releases Its Debut LP

In the late ’70s, the writing seemed to be on the wall for hard rock. Punk had just exploded in the U.K., disco and soft rock reigned in the U.S. charts, and stadium bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Aerosmith were being torn apart by tragedy and excess. In 1977, Van Halen had already been together for some time. They were hometown boys who…

Pasadena POPS Conductor Michael Feinstein and Spouse Buy Iconic Cravens Estate for $7 Million

Acclaimed five-time Grammy-nominated musician and Pasadena POPS Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein and his spouse Terrence Flannery will soon soon make a home in Pasadena following their $7 million purchase of the iconic Cravens Estate in the…

Neue World Orchestra Project Presents Music and Art Exhibit with Conductor Ryan Luevano Soloists Yu-ting Wu and Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

L-R: Yu-Ting Wu, Ryan M. Luevano, Ekaterina Bessmeltseva The Neue World Orchestra Project (NWOP) is brand new professional orchestra consisting of some of LA’s finest young musicians who are already getting their start as session…

The Music Plays On: Pasadena Symphony, Local 47 Musicians Reach New 5-Year Agreement

Click to enlarge Lora Unger, Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Balancing efforts to create a strong orchestra and improve the working conditions of its musicians, the Pasadena Symphony Association and the…

Ed Sheeran Sets Rose Bowl Concert Date on Heels of Grabbing Spotify’s Most Streamed Song Top Spot

Pasadena’s Rose Bowl will be the kick-off venue of English singer-songwriter star Ed Sheeran’s 15-show stadium tour across North America just announced for late summer and fall 2018 following the chart-busting success of his “Shape…

Music Events

Sunday, March 18 - 3:00 pm The Left Coast Ukulele Trio Performs

Sunday, March 18 - 7:00 pm John York and the 3 B's

Sunday, March 25 - 3:00 pm Blacker House Musical Reception

Wednesday, February 21

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Launches In Focus: Mozart & Brahms, A New Series Providing Insights into Chamber Music Repertoire Through Lens of LACO’s Artists

Margaret Batjer. Credit: Michael Burke Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s virtuosic musicians serve as musical tour guides for In Focus, the Orchestra’s newest chamber music series…

Friday, February 23

Clazzical Notes Presents “Triumph of the Human Spirit: Music and the African-American Experience” in Honor of Black History Month

“The music of hope is everywhere,” writer Christine Knight claims. And Clazzical Notes’ upcoming performance in honor of Black History month – “Triumph of the…

Sunday, February 25

Friends of the South Pasadena Library’s Restoration Concert Series Features Los Angeles Piano Sextet

The Friends of the South Pasadena Library presents the Los Angeles Piano Sextet Sunday, February 25, 4:00 p.m. at the South Pasadena Public Library Community…

Sunday, February 25

Performances a la Carte in Association with Girls on the Run Los Angeles Presents Hidden Treasures

In association with Girls on the Run Los Angeles, Performances à la Carte presents an afternoon concert of arias and duets entitled, Hidden Treasures ~…

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Bieber Bugs Out of the Bowl

Pop music star Justin Bieber will not be coming to the Rose Bowl this weekend after all. According to a statement released Monday, Bieber has suddenly cancelled the remainder of his current tour and all ticket money will be returned. A statement from Bieber management said, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over (the) last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with…

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