Archive for February, 2013

John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association Proudly Presents Pop Show 34: What I Stand For

John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association Proudly Presents Pop Show 34: What I Stand For

One of the most exciting shows of the year is ready to burst on the scene. It’s time for Pop Show 34: What I Stand For! The John Burroughs Vocal Music Association continues their amazing tradition of singing, dancing, dazzling costumes, and eye-catching sets for their 34th year in a row! In the past year […]

Jane Austen UnScripted Returns to Pasadena

Jane Austen UnScripted Returns to Pasadena

By Debbie Kagy Impro Theatre brings back Jane Austen UnScripted, a completely improvised comedic play in the style of Jane Austen. The cast consists of a rotating ensemble of Impro Theatre company members and guest stars. On Feb. 16, the stellar cast consisted of Tracy Burns, Lisa Fredrickson, Brian Jones, Lauren Rose Lewis, Brian Lohmann, […]

This week’s column is a bit of a smorgasbord …

This week’s column is a bit of a smorgasbord …

I didn’t catch any theater productions on the weekend, but have two upcoming, highly anticipated “openings” on my calendar to see and review for you. Stayed busy buying a bunch of great vintage pieces to sell in my store, “Hubba Hubba!” (1930s thru ‘60s). If you’ve never wandered into my “eclectic alcove” of clothing and […]

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures Runtime 124 minutes. OK for children. This has a terrific cast, but the people who are well-known are not the ones who give the performances that carry the film. Don’t get me wrong, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis are fine. But the two stars of the film, Alice Englert and Alden […]

2013 Oscar Winner 85th Annual Academy Awards

2013 Oscar Winner 85th Annual Academy Awards

Subaru Forester Gets a Makeover

Subaru Forester Gets a Makeover

Small station wagons aren’t nearly as popular in the U.S. as they used to be. Twenty years ago, you could get a compact wagon from any number of companies, including Ford, Honda, Toyota, and GM. But the SUV trend put wagons on the extinction list here, even though they’re still wildly popular in Europe. Sure, […]

Dr. Buss

Dr. Buss

A strong case can be made that Dr. Jerry Buss, who passed away last week at the age of 80, was the greatest owner in team sports, and not because the Lakers won 10 NBA titles in 16 Finals appearances since 1979 when he purchased the team for $16 million. Buss was a visionary, who […]

Rebels Are Done

Flintridge Prep’s run came to a halt last Friday night when Mission Prep came in and edged the host Rebels 60-58 in a CIF Southern Section Division V-AA semifinal match. The Royals were paced by Connor Woolpert’s game-best 22 points, as Mission Prep avenged a 14-point setback to the Rebels in January. When Flintridge Prep’s […]

02-27-13

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And the Winner Is…. The 85th Annual Academy Awards

And the Winner Is…. The 85th Annual Academy Awards

Will Argo win Best Picture after Ben Affleck’s director snub? Will Daniel Day-Lewis make Oscar history? Don’t miss out on all the glitz, glamour, and class that are the Academy Awards. Oh wait, Seth MacFarlane is hosting? Forget about the class part then. The Oscars is on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. on ABC. […]