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Make Music Pasadena Won’t This Year – Or Maybe Ever Again

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 5:22 am

Make Music Pasadena, one of the West Coast’s largest free family music festivals which packed the streets of Old Pasadena with tens of thousands of fans for the past nine years, won’t be staged this year and, its organizers said, may never return. In a stateme... More »


Friday’s ArtNight Pasadena Fills City with Artful Shuttlers

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 5:46 am

Thousands of Pasadenans jammed dozens of shuttle buses throughout Pasadena Friday evening for the city’s Art Night. From lit vines in a garden to walking “live floats” to poetry in a parking garage, there was art and culture across the city, from Orange Grove ... More »


Armenian Pops Orchestra to Perform at The Ambassador Auditorium

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | 9:03 pm

The Armenian Pops Orchestra, conducted by Greg Hosharian, will present “Sounds of the Diaspora” on Sunday, March 26 at The Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St John Avenue in Pasadena, in a concert for the benefit of the Edward Hosharian Scholarship Fund. “Sounds o... More »


U2 Adds Second Rose Bowl Performance to Spring Tour

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 6:01 am

U2 has added another date for its The Joshua Tree Tour concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as tickets quickly sold out for the May 20 performance. They will be performing the next day as well, May 21, starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for the second and ... More »


First U2, Now Green Day Announces Rose Bowl Appearance

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 5:37 am

Punk rock band Green Day has decided to expand their Revolution Radio tour and added 24 summer dates – including their first-ever appearance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena – in support of their latest album. The exact dates of their Pasadena performances have no... More »


“Van Halen Rising” Tells the Story of Pasadena’s Most Famous Band

Thursday, January 5, 2017 | 9:18 pm

“It’s rare that something so loud comes to life in someplace so quiet, but that’s exactly how it happened with America’s greatest rock band. In the 1970s, Van Halen evolved into a musical force in Pasadena, a Los Angeles suburb of white picket fences, tree-lin... More »


Pasadena Federal Appeals Court Sides with British pop singer Jessie J

Monday, September 5, 2016 | 4:28 am

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... More »