Bill Peters

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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,…

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Arcadia’s Five-Year Fix-It Program Kicks In

Nearly $40 Million Needed in Next Five Years The City of Arcadia operates just like any homeowner. They look around the place, realize that the driveway really needs replacement, the air conditioner is not only old, but not in realizing today’s energy efficient levels, the shrubs have died of both old age and a beetle…

Arcadia Public Library Concert Combines History and Music – Dissonance of War Shows up in Shostakovich Work
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Arcadia Public Library Concert Combines History and Music – Dissonance of War Shows up in Shostakovich Work

  Paul Stein, the director of the Classical Kaleidoscope concert series at the Arcadia Public Library, explained to the full house in the Cay Mortensen Auditorium, that the music to be performed by the quintet would be Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet for Piano and Strings in G-minor. He explained that the music would be dissonant,…

South Pasadena Shops Support Vietnam Cultural Exchange
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South Pasadena Shops Support Vietnam Cultural Exchange

Bringing a new meaning to the term “traveling Troubadours”, the Southwest Chamber Music is continuing its tradition of taking its musicians around the world.  This time, though, Southwest Chamber will participate in a U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program that will see the Grammy-winning ensemble in the two major cities of…

Carols We Still Sing Today Tied to the 14th Century
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Carols We Still Sing Today Tied to the 14th Century

Captain’s Log on English Man-O-War ship: Christmas Day Prayers Followed by “Much Civill Myrth” “Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntates.” This is the Christmas season’s most beloved statement: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men”. As a carol to honor Christ’s birth, this…

Holiday Events
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Holiday Events

Christmas Tree Lane, Altadena’s Historic Avenue Lighted for the Season Altadena’s historic Christmas Tree Lane opens for drive-thoughs of Santa Rosa Ave. after dark. The deodars will remain lit through Jan. 6, 2010. The deodars, planted in 1883, provided a picturesque entrance to the John P. Woodbury Ranch where Woodbury planned a large estate. The…

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