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Making music happen
Bands announced for this year’s Make Music Pasadena festival
Bands are still signing up, but as of this week the lineup for this year’s free Make Music Pasadena festival lineup includes Malaysian pop R&B artist Yuna, Israeli Ethio-soul artist Ester Rada, and Cameroonian singer-songwriter Andy Allo, along with domestic indie rockers Surfer Blood, surf-pop duo Tennis, and Korean-American folk-rock band Run River North.
Produced by the Old Pasadena Management Association and the Pasadena Playhouse District, the seventh annual event will be held on the streets on Pasadena from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 7.
Last year’s daylong festival attracted 35,000 people and featured dozens of acts performing on five main stages, along with 30 additional stages that were set up around town. This year’s gathering will include more than 150 bands, featuring an eclectic mix of diverse music, said event organizer Jessica Calderon of the Playhouse District.
Other confirmed acts include: Saint Motel, Finish Ticket, Moses Sumney, Wild Ones, Shelby Earl, The Record Company, The Second Howl, Ted Z and the Wranglers, Slow Graffiti, Max and the Moon, Sonsoles, She Her & I, Celeigh Chapman, The Janks, Future Loves Past, Teammate, Fumosonic, The Family Doom, Winter, Dawns of Sequins, Bloody Death Skull, Hobart W. Fink, Vanish Valley, GUIDES, yOyA, So Many Wizards, The Happy Casualties, Shirley Rolls and Musica Optimum Classical Music Trio.
The concerts are free, but donations beginning at $5 are welcome. Make a donation and find out more at makemusicpasadena.org.
A good fit
Rebecca Haussling joins Five Acres as new communications director Rebecca Haussling, onetime co-publisher of Pasadena Magazine and a former advertising executive with the Pasadena Weekly, has taken over as communications director for Five Acres, a local nonprofit working with troubled families.
“We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Haussling as a strong addition to the Five Acres executive team,” said Chanel Boutakidis, the organization’s CEO, in a prepared statement. “With her extensive experience in publishing, expertise in communications and presence in the community, Rebecca will strengthen Five Acres’ positioning as a leading nonprofit organization meeting the needs of children and families in crisis throughout Southern California.”
Haussling said Five Acres has “an impressive history as a force for good in our community.”
With Pasadena Magazine since 2007, Haussling was named in 2010 as a Woman of Excellence by the YWCA. In 2013 she founded Pasadena’s first-ever Innovation Summit Pasadena. She recently completed her Masters in Organizational Leadership at Woodbury University.
For more on Five Acres, visit fiveacres.org.
Athleta formally settles into Old Pasadena Tuesday
Athleta, a popular national chain of stores specializing in performance apparel for women, will soon be opening an outlet in Old Pasadena.
Offering swimwear, clothing for yoga and running, as well tops, bottoms and dresses, the Pasadena store is located at 46 W. Colorado Blvd.
A special store-opening party is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
For more on Athleta, which, incidentally, has 70 stores across the country and is still hiring at its local outlet, visit athleta.com.
Your cause, their cash
Simplicity Bank to donate $6,000 to local organizations
Covina-based Simplicity Bank plans to donate $1,000 to each of six organizations deemed worthy of support by Facebook voters.
Called “Your cause. Our cash,” the contest invites people to nominate California-based organizations that do great work in their communities through Simplicity Bank’s Facebook page. Facebook fans and supporters of nominated organizations will then vote on which organizations should receive donations. The six organizations with the most votes will each receive $1,000. Winners will be announced June 16.
Nominations began Monday and will continue through May 30. Voting begins on June 2. To get involved, become a fan of Simplicity Bank on Facebook. For more information, visit SimplicityBank.com/YourCause or Facebook.com/SimplicityBank.
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