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Good-sized Crowd Greeted Cal Phil’s First Summer Concert

A good-sized audience turned out for the opening concert of the California Philharmonic Orchestra’s 15th year to hear “America the Beautiful” as a pre-July 4 tribute in a highly entertaining program chocked full of a variety of musical forms. Everything on the program had an American platform, including, as Cal Phil’s conductor, Victor Vener explained,…

Free Live Music at Westfield Santa Anita
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Free Live Music at Westfield Santa Anita

Every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m., now through June 20, Westfield Santa Anita will feature live outdoor performances of local musical legends. “The entire community is invited to join us for our free live entertainment,” said Amanda Glover, director of marketing for Westfield Santa Anita. “We are delighted to support local artists while…

Doo Dah Parade Moves East this Saturday
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Doo Dah Parade Moves East this Saturday

After 33 years in the Old Pasadena retail and entertainment district, the Doo Dah Parade will bring its notorious brand of wackiness across town on Saturday, May 1st, stepping off at 11:00am. The relocation to East Colorado Boulevard places the parade in an older, retro neighborhood reminiscent of its long-ago ‘Old Town’ roots. In fact,…

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Miss Saigon at San Gabriel Valley Music Theatre

A new production of MISS SAIGON Saturday, May 1st, 2pm and 8pm Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil Additional Material by Richard Maltby Jr. Orchestrations by William D. Brohn SGVMT Creative Team Bobby Hundley Ray A. Rochelle Rikki Lugo Richard…

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HBO Tries Their “Luck” at Santa Anita

By Matthew Burch Santa Anita Park’s storied history will add yet another chapter thanks to “Luck,” the new series from HBO, acclaimed writer/producer David Milch and Oscar nominated director Michael Mann. “Luck,” described as a provocative look at the worlds of horseracing and gambling told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack, stars…

New Arts Studio Opens on Live Oak
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New Arts Studio Opens on Live Oak

There is something awe-inspiring about dance and art – the undeniable fascination of people creating an ethereal world through imagination for the sake of feeling good and producing beauty. This ethereal world of dance and art is housed by institutions who want to preserve the arts in our communities that seem to be dwindling due…

Visual Reflections of Daily Life in Ghana
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Visual Reflections of Daily Life in Ghana

Original West African Art by Local Artist on Display at Pasadena Central Library An exhibit in the Business Wing at Central Pasadena Library will feature paintings inspired by the people and cultures of Ghana, West Africa. Landscapes and still lifes by local artist Isaac Kobla Gavor feature vivid colors inspired by the traditions, beliefs, and…

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