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The Pasadena Pops' star-studded "Sierra Acura Summer Concert Series" opens June 1 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia. At the podium: singer, pianist and renowned interpreter of the American Songbook, Michael Feinstein,...
Tags: Theater, Entertainment, Henry Mancini, Concerts, Carnegie Hall
Love was in the air when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) honored the generosity of long-term supporters Jennifer and Royce Diener of Santa Monica. Also honored were Santa Fe, N.M. residents David K. and Kay Duke Ingalls. The Ingalls currently...
From high school students to millionaire athletes, cheating has always been around. But 2012 saw a string of high-profile cases that brought cheating into the public eye and could even be making it more socially acceptable. Lance Armstrong's doping...
Even as a child, Art Ronnie loved two things fiercely: aviation and books. He would spend his odd-job money buying books about fliers and aircraft. When he was 14, he got a job washing planes for a flying school for 50 cents an hour (an extra dollar if he...
Sometime in the last century, the great classical pianist Arthur Rubinstein is said to have been interrupted by a man on the streets of New York who asked, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” Rubinstein's response: “Practice, practice,...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Concerts, Carnegie Hall, Japan
The Internet may have brought about a technological revolution in terms of information, entertainment and socializing, but it's also brought about newer temptations for people, according to a survey by Christian research organization the Barna Group....
Tags: Entertainment, Sociology, Pornography, Ethics, Media Industry
On the Town: Fine dining suits Scarlet Room to a tea; Violinist Jacqueline Suzuki's Glendale concert series continuesKaren Mikaelian, owner of the Scarlet Tea Room, has added “Fine Dining” to her business card. Pasadena's well-known tea room on Green Street, popular for its fancy tea service during the day, has added dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings....
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra received the largest gift in its 44-year history at the end of 2012: a $1-million challenge gift from Pasadena residents Terri and Jerry Kohl. Their challenge was met by two anonymous gifts, totaling an additional $1...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Writing in on the Huffington Post, Phil Cooke claims that Christians' voices are being drowned out because of a love/hate relationship with the media, a relationship that is driving Christians to retreat to safe zones instead of engaging with the wider...
Dec. 1 and 2 marked the 45th annual Holiday Look In Home Tour of four lavishly decorated homes and one boutique. The five venues covered San Marino and South Pasadena. At $35 a ticket, the tour that draws hundreds of visitors is a major fundraiser for the...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Holidays, Chocolates, San Marino
Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...
Tags: Theater, Entertainment, Artists, Henry Mancini, Concerts
When Christina Kondos receives her bachelor's degree at Caltech's commencement Friday, she will represent a tiny and little-known minority at the prestigious science and engineering campus in Pasadena. Kondos is the only one in her graduating class of...
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