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Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse
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Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Brianna Chu Florian Zeller’s “Le Pére,” or “The Father,” translated to English by Christopher Hampton, subjects its audience to the fractured cacophony that remains of aging father André’s memories, forcing them to confront the distortion and disruption that dementia inflicts upon its sufferers. Delving into themes of reality, paranoia, splintered familial relationships, trauma, and…

The Huntington Acquires New Archives
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The Huntington Acquires New Archives

Among them is a colonial plot to defraud Native Americans of ancestral land The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens recently announced that it has acquired a recently discovered archive documenting an 18th-century investigation into a land deal—the so-called Walking Purchase—that defrauded the Lenni Lenape (known to Europeans as Delawares) out of more than…

Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony in Ode to Romance
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Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony in Ode to Romance

Plus Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s Voyage Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 2019/2020 Symphony Classics season with Gershwin/Debussy on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2 and 8 p.m. This Valentine’s program opens with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and celebrated film composer Michael Giacchino’s interstellar Voyage. Nick Kendall, of Time for Three, brings his infectious…

California Philharmonic Marks 25th Anniversary of Presenting Summer Concert Seasons in 2020
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California Philharmonic Marks 25th Anniversary of Presenting Summer Concert Seasons in 2020

2020 is an exciting year for the California Philharmonic, celebrating two momentous anniversaries – Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and its 25th anniversary of presenting summer concert seasons. In 1995, Music Director Victor Vener founded the California Philharmonic Orchestra that soon attracted 4,000 to 5,000 music lovers to concerts at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and…

Valentine’s Day Adults-Only Night Hike in Arcadia
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Valentine’s Day Adults-Only Night Hike in Arcadia

Discover the fascinating botany of love and lust during this special night hike exclusively for adults on Valentine’s Day. You’ll impress friends and family with these takeaways: Why do we give roses to our sweethearts? What are the quirky botanical origins of the birth control pill? The Valentine’s Day event will begin at the Los…

A New Musical Coming to Arcadia Stage
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A New Musical Coming to Arcadia Stage

The cast and crew of Arcadia Stage Theatre Company are taking on Disney’s “Newsies: The Musical.” Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices…

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