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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,…

Baroque and Brazil to Flavor Santa Cecilia Orchestra Concert
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Baroque and Brazil to Flavor Santa Cecilia Orchestra Concert

The Santa Cecilia Orchestra claims a special mission to serve the Latino community to stimulate interest in classical music but it serves all of us with its programming. This season the orchestra has scheduled five concerts, the third being held this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. in Thorne Hall on the campus of Occidental…

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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Sierra Madre’s Entry to Rose Parade Breaks Down Mid-Parade

Association could face a fine of $1,000 or more… The City of Sierra Madre’s proud all-citizen-volunteer float was awarded the Governor’s Trophy for its entry, “California Girls” in the 2010 Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Ca. on New Years Day. In spite of the fact that the colorful float received applause all along the…

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…

Night of Live Jazz Seasonal Music to Benefit Jazz Institute
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Night of Live Jazz Seasonal Music to Benefit Jazz Institute

Founder and Artistic Director of the Pasadena Jazz Institute, Paul Lines, and Old Pasadena restaurateur André Vener of Redwhite+bluezz have been friends for some time. Lines now finds his Jazz Institute in need of some help and Vener has stepped forward to produce “The Nutcracker Swings, A Cool Jazz Christmas” at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec….

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Effort to Oust Assemblyman Anthony Adams Fails

An Orange County Republican who declared that fellow Republican Anthony Adams’ pledge to not raise taxes was broken when the Assemblyman of the 59th District joined Democrats in the California Assembly to vote a tax increase package, has failed in his attempt to recall Adams and remove him from office, the California Secretary of State announced Friday.

Sierra Madre Writer Tells It Short, But Not Always Sweet
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Sierra Madre Writer Tells It Short, But Not Always Sweet

New Book of Short Fiction is an Easy Read For centuries, writers have been fascinated with the challenge of telling a story in 1000 words or less. Today, it is a popular, albeit difficult, form of fiction showing up in bookstores. Short story telling is known as flash-fiction. Linda Courtland is a Sierra Madre resident…

Arcadia Political Leaders Call California’s Constitution "Flawed"
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Arcadia Political Leaders Call California’s Constitution "Flawed"

Town Hall Meeting tonight at Dana Middle School 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss possible changes The Arcadia City Council and the Arcadia Unified School District’s Board of Education will co-host a Town Hall meeting tonight to learn from an advocate for a California Constitutional Convention just what the proposal might entail.  The two bodies…

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