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Multitude of interesting exhibitions slated to open at PMCA in January

Multitude of interesting exhibitions slated to open at PMCA in January

9 Jan 2014
Across the country, the start of the new year has individuals and organizations making improvements and effective updates. In Pasadena - one of the most revered Golden State cities that boasts a sizable community of artists - 2014 marks the beginning of a new season for art exhibits and thought-provoking displays.  Appropriately, many galleri Read More
Pasadena Dance Theatre prepares for annual Nutcracker performances

Pasadena Dance Theatre prepares for annual Nutcracker performances

12 Dec 2013
As the holiday season gets underway, individuals across the country are likely looking forward to spending time with friends and family members, and participating in a number of festive traditions. And, while most parts of California don't typically see snowfall each year, there are a number of annual occasions that define the season and help Read More
Pasadena Symphony welcomes new music director

Pasadena Symphony welcomes new music director

30 Oct 2013
While Los Angeles offers its own style of classic entertainment and upscale performances, many individuals living in the area can often be found within the limits of the nearby city of Pasadena, as this municipality has long provided its residents and visitors with a high level of enjoyment through its many traditions. One such time-honored instit Read More
The 2 best spots to go on a hike in Pasadena

The 2 best spots to go on a hike in Pasadena

16 Oct 2013
Although the city of Pasadena has a lot to offer downtown - such as high-end shopping, gourmet restaurants and a vibrant art scene - many individuals who live in the area can regularly be found hiking scenic hillsides and enjoying the Californian countryside firsthand. The intimate connection with nature that local residents share sets this city a Read More
Pasadena Pops Orchestra concludes summer season

Pasadena Pops Orchestra concludes summer season

20 Sep 2013
Yet another summer season of music and classical entertainment came to a close on the evening of September 7, as the Pasadena Pops Orchestra completed its final 2013 performance under the tutelage of Michael Feinstein. The Los Angeles County Arboretum was filled with the familiar tunes of Gershwin, while guest vocalists Tom Wopat and Cat Read More
Violinist brings Tchaikovsky to life in Pasadena

Violinist brings Tchaikovsky to life in Pasadena

25 Mar 2013
The South Korean violinist Chee-Yun has been in the international spotlight since the age of 13 and has only become more revered in the years since. Her prodigious talents and extensive musical knowledge will be on display at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on April 27 when she performs works by Tchaikovsky. The work she will Read More
Then and now: Pasadena welcomes new Steinbeck production

Then and now: Pasadena welcomes new Steinbeck production

8 Feb 2013
As John Steinbeck's historic "The Grapes of Wrath" ends in California, it is fitting that Pasadena-based theater company A Noise Within (ANW) has chosen to make the classic Dust Bowl saga as the centerpiece of its new 2013 season. The play, which opens February 23 and runs through May 11, sticks close to Steinbeck's original, although there are a Read More
Four Greenwich musicians to perform pieces from the classical canon

Pasadena residents can hear Pachelbel's Canon as it was originally written

25 Jan 2013
Many classical music aficionados find it hard to enjoy performances without wondering what the music would have sounded like when it was originally performed. In the hundreds of years since the bulk of the classical music canon was created, instrumentation and performance techniques have transformed significantly, which means that the music we hea Read More
A big museum in a small city

A big museum in a small city

8 Nov 2012
For many years, art lovers who wanted to view some of the world's most famous paintings, sculptures and other artifacts had to trek to large cities to do so. The vast majority of the world's great museums were concentrated in a handful of historic cities like Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. Later, Americans were thrilled when a few major c Read More
Explore 'Highway Hypnosis' in Pasadena

Explore 'Highway Hypnosis' in Pasadena

24 Sep 2012
The strange interplay between time and place has been a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists for centuries. Painters especially seem to be drawn to the ways in which these two dimensions interact and relate. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that Pasadena, a city with a long history of art and artists, has a museum devoted Read More