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SCPR Moves to new Digs

The Pasadena Independent toured the new broadcast headquarters of Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), The Mohn Broadcast Center & Crawford Family Forum Thursday morning . The Public Radio facilities which used to call PCC home are now a far cry from their humble beginnings. The 35,000 square-foot building includes new studios, a generous sized news…

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,…

Arcadia Drama Students perform “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon January 12-16, 2010 at 7 PM
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Arcadia Drama Students perform “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon January 12-16, 2010 at 7 PM

Directed by Mr. Steven Volpe, Arcadia High Advanced Theatre Director, this Neil Simon play is set in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York in 1937, the coming-of-age comedy focuses on Eugene Morris Jerome, a Polish-Jewish teenager who experiences puberty, sexual awakening, and a search for identity as he tries to deal with his…

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…

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Monrovia City Band Was Rose Parade’s First

Pasadena may have the Tournament of Roses, Arcadia may boast of being the home of the Rose Queens and Sierra Madre may have a prize winning float, but what’s a parade without a band? That’s were Monrovia comes into the picture.  Well, maybe not this year, but the first band ever entered in the Rose…

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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