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Pasadena Federal Appeals Court Sides with British pop singer Jessie J

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena has sided with British pop singer Jessie J by rejecting a California songwriter’s claim that she stole the melody from one of his songs for the 2011 hit “Domino.” In its decision, the court said Will Loomis did not show that Jessie J had access to his 2008 song “Bright Red Chords,” and that his copyright…

Liza Minelli Saves the Day with Backup Baton at Pasadena POPS Concert

Famed singer and actress Liza Minnelli made a spontaneous appearance last Saturday with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS to save the day after conductor Michael Feinstein’s baton broke as soon as he got on stage.…

Coldplay Impresses in Rose Bowl Performances

Images From The Rose Bowl Twitter Account Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Chloe Moretz and Pasadena’s very own Chief of Police, Phillip Sanchez, were just a few well-known faces spotted Saturday night at Coldplay’s concert at…

Cheryl Scheidemantle Named Chair of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Board; Debra Danner Appointed Executive Director

Cheryl Scheidemantle Courtesy of Cheryl Scheidlemantle Music educator and violinist Cheryl Scheidemantle has been named Chair of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) Board of Directors, and Debra Danner, an educator with expertise in leadership…

“Angels Vocal Arts Reminds Us Why We Love Opera”

Opera is a multi-layered experience that combines story with staging, vocal performance and orchestral music. Angels Vocal Arts showcased the depth and variety of opera with their Gran Gala di Verdi. The concert celebrated the…

Music Events

Friday, September 30 - 10:00 pm Past Action Heroes Performs

Sunday, October 02 - 7:30 pm Grand Concert with Sergey Khachatryan

Thursday, November 03 - 8:00 pm Joe Craven & The Sometimers with Special Coffee Gallery Backstage Fave Susie Glaze

Sunday, September 25

Iconic American Soul/Jazz Singer Freda Payne to Perform at The Kingston in Pasadena

An iconic American soul/jazz singer and actress will perform at The Kingston in Pasadena on September 25 to help raise funds for suicide prevention. Freda…

Saturday, October 08

Pasadena Symphony Opens 2016-2017 Classics Season with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and a Contemporary Piece by Andrew Norman

David Lockington, Music Director and Elena Urioste, Violin Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony open the 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Series with Mendelssohn’s Violin…

Sunday, April 23

Meet the Dover Quartet

[Editor's Note:  This story originally did not include the year of the performance, which has now been added.] The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom…

Saturday, April 29

Pasadena Symphony Announces 2016-17 “Classics Season”

The Pasadena Symphony is proud to announce its 16/17 Classics Season with its expanded schedule of seven concert weekends for the 2016-17 Season. The Singpoli…

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Madonna Wins Appeal in Pasadena Courtroom

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena has ruled that Madonna did not infringe on copyright and her producer did not copy a small segment of horns in her song “Vogue” from another song. Plaintiff VMG Salsoul LLC had alleged that one of the song’s producers, Shep Pettibone, used the segment from another song he had recorded for VMG. A Reuters report said the court last Thursday ruled 2-1 that the 0.23-second horns snippet wouldn’t be recognizable to the general public as hailing from the song “Love Break.” VMG Salsoul LLC holds the copyright for “Love Break.” In…

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