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“Miracle on 34th Street” At Pasadena Playhouse
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“Miracle on 34th Street” At Pasadena Playhouse

By May S. Ruiz The Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, presents a limited engagement of 14 performances of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ from December 14 to 23, 2017.  Originally a radio play, it is celebrating its 70th anniversary on stage, fittingly, at the Playhouse which is marking its centennial year.             Directed by…

“Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose” A Lythgoe Family Panto at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
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“Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose” A Lythgoe Family Panto at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

By May S. Ruiz There’s dancing, singing, magic, and comedy, with audience interaction mixed in.  It’s ‘Beauty and the Beast – a Christmas Rose’ and it’s happening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Playhouse, presents the world premiere of an updated version of this classic fairy tale…

Downtown Arcadia Holiday Market
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Downtown Arcadia Holiday Market

By Jonathan Mills, Vice President Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association This time of year I am reminded of how the holiday season is upon us.  Others may claim we have a lack of seasons, but I strongly disagree, and I would venture to say many other Southern Californians think much as I do.  Our seasons are…

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RUST Fest at Santa Anita Draws Hundreds Heavy Metal Fans

Rust Festival at Santa Anita Park- Infield East was held  from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, the Rust Fest established their new holiday tradition “Black Saturday” and homage to “Heavy Metal Day” at US Festival in ’83. People celebrated vintage hard rock music featuring tributes to: Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Metallica,…

Parson’s Nose Theater Finds its Home in Pasadena
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Parson’s Nose Theater Finds its Home in Pasadena

  By May S. Ruiz Mary Chalon Davis and Lance Davis, who founded Parson’s Nose Theater (PNT) in 2000, are feeling quite content these days.  After 17 years as a gypsy theater company they have finally found a permanent home in Pasadena. Their 2017-2018 season debuted last month at the beautiful ivy-covered Parson’s Nose Abbey…

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Disney on Ice, One Cool Holiday Treat Coming Soon

Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents and discover the devotion of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they work together to boost Riley’s spirit and…

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Monthly Art Column – November 2017

Dinh Q. Lê: “The Scrolls: Distortion” is on exhibit at Schoshana Wayne Gallery through Dec. 23.   This is the artist’s 7th solo exhibition at the gallery. “The Scrolls Distortion” is a continuation of the artist’s work dealing with memory. Previous series focused on fragmented memory or piecing together/reconciling of painful histories while this exhibit emphasizes…

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