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Documentary Airing on KCET Features Pasadena Showcase House
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Documentary Airing on KCET Features Pasadena Showcase House

In honor of Black History Month, the documentary “Hollywood’s Architect – The Paul Williams Story” is airing on Southern California public station KCET. Produced by Royal Kennedy Rodgers and Kathy McCampbell Vance, the documentary tells the story of Paul Williams, an African-American architect, who became one of the most notable architects in history.  According…

Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse
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Untempered Look at Dementia in “The Father” at the Pasadena Playhouse

By Brianna Chu Florian Zeller’s “Le Pére,” or “The Father,” translated to English by Christopher Hampton, subjects its audience to the fractured cacophony that remains of aging father André’s memories, forcing them to confront the distortion and disruption that dementia inflicts upon its sufferers. Delving into themes of reality, paranoia, splintered familial relationships, trauma, and…

Allendale Library Presents Film Screening Featuring Director John Davies
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Allendale Library Presents Film Screening Featuring Director John Davies

In conjunction with its ongoing “Allendale at the Movies” series and in celebration of Black History Month, the Allendale Branch Library presents a screening and discussion of “Phunny Business: A Black Comedy,” a documentary which utilizes stills, archival performance footage, and interviews to chronicle the rise and fall of All Jokes Aside, Chicago’s first black-owned…

Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony in Ode to Romance
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Gershwin and Debussy Lead the Pasadena Symphony in Ode to Romance

Plus Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s Voyage Music Director David Lockington and the Pasadena Symphony continue the 2019/2020 Symphony Classics season with Gershwin/Debussy on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2 and 8 p.m. This Valentine’s program opens with Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and celebrated film composer Michael Giacchino’s interstellar Voyage. Nick Kendall, of Time for Three, brings his infectious enthusiasm to…

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