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Vanessa Collier Plays Big Mama’s Rib Shack
Arts & Entertainment

Vanessa Collier Plays Big Mama’s Rib Shack

Acclaimed soulful blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier continues her 2019 spring and summer Honey Up U.S. tour—supporting her most recent album of the same name—performing locally at Big Mama’s Rib Shack (1453 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena) on Saturday. As proof how far Collier has risen in the eyes of her peers, the young musician recently won…

Peggy Kelley: Making Magical Experiences in Pasadena
Business

Peggy Kelley: Making Magical Experiences in Pasadena

By Linda Taubenreuther There are a many highly talented event planners in LA. And then there’s Peggy Kelley of Timeless Celebrations. Long before readers of Pasadena Weekly named her Best Event Planner two years running (2017 and 2018), Peggy’s work had been dropping jaws among jittery brides and big-time event committees all over the San…

Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 107 Citations
News

Pasadena PD’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program Nets 107 Citations

On Friday, May 24, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a bicycle and pedestrian safety traffic enforcement program throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors hazardous to bicyclists including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to…

Five Acres to Light Pasadena Churches Blue for Foster Care Month
Community

Five Acres to Light Pasadena Churches Blue for Foster Care Month

LA-based nonprofit’s #Seen campaign seeks to attract potential foster families Foster care, adoption and mental health nonprofit Five Acres will partner with All Saints Episcopal Church and Prism Church to light the church properties blue, the signature color of National Foster Care Month, at 7:30 p.m. on May 19 and 20, 2019. Passersby are encouraged…

Over 200 Marines to Be Recognized at Welcome Home Ceremony
Community

Over 200 Marines to Be Recognized at Welcome Home Ceremony

A Welcome Home ceremony to salute over 200 Marines will take place this Friday, May 10 from 10:20 – 11 a.m. in front of Pasadena City Hall (100 N. Garfield Ave.). Last year they were called to active duty, and during their deployment conducted training exercises that spanned across four countries in the Indo-Pacific Area,…

Pasadena American Legion Post 13 to Host Jacqueline Winspear for Open Book Series
Arts & Entertainment

Pasadena American Legion Post 13 to Host Jacqueline Winspear for Open Book Series

The Open Book Series presents Jacqueline Winspear in conversation with Barbara Abercrombie, on Thursday, May 9 from 7 – 9 p.m.  This very special literary salon will celebrate the release of two Maisie Dobbs books – The American Agent, about the murder of an American war correspondent in WWII London, and What Would Maisie Do?, an illustrated companion to the…

Jazz ‘n Paz Presents Eclectic Collective Jamie Perez and The Nick Mancini Collective
Arts & Entertainment

Jazz ‘n Paz Presents Eclectic Collective Jamie Perez and The Nick Mancini Collective

Curated by Performances à la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity, presents its final concert of the Spring 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz intimate seasonal early Sunday evening jazz series. Join vibraphonist, bandleader, composer and arranger Nick Mancini and his Collective along with special guest vocalist Jamie Perez on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church, in a concert of improv standards,…

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