Author: Carl Kozlowski

‘Memory 5D+’ mixes ancient Chinese music and cutting-edge effects in a world premiere spectacle at the Civic Auditorium

The Chinese entertainment industry is fast becoming a powerful force on the world stage, and this weekend’s world premiere of the new show “Memory 5D+: An Immersive Musical Odyssey to a Distant Past” should bring that fact home in spectacular fashion at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.    Combining 17 of China’s finest and most diverse musicians performing on rare traditional instruments rarely heard outside of the nation’s borders, with a cast of 26 actors and the latest in cutting-edge special effects, the $4 million production is the latest spectacle from top producer Ulan Xuerong. The show’s title refers  to...

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Bulletin Board – News & Notes From Our Community – 05.25.17

LIFESAVING LESSONS Help for Stroke presents daylong stroke awareness event Saturday at Pasadena City College  The nonprofit organization Help for Stroke will host a free Stroke Awareness Symposium and “Stroke of Jazz” concert Saturday at Harberson Hall on the campus of Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard. The symposium will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and feature discussions led by six health experts. The Pasadena Health Department will also head a panel titled “On Smoking and Stroke.” Free lunches will be offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to the first 200 registrants. The concert featuring the...

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‘Baywatch’ pulls under Dwayne Johnson and unsuspecting audiences

Running for 12 seasons starting in 1989, “Baywatch” was once deemed the most-watched TV show in the world due to its weekly audience of 1.1 billion people in 148 countries, for whom it was translated into 44 different languages. Centered on the adventures of lifeguards who all had way more looks than brains, it was a prime example that aiming for the lowest common denominator can be enormously profitable.     That maddening fact is no doubt what drove Paramount Pictures to bring “Baywatch” back to life on the big screen this weekend. The new incarnation teams Dwayne Johnson...

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Director Ridley Scott heads back to space with ‘Alien: Covenant,’ but it’s getting harder to care

Following the success of “Star Wars” and its generally positive take on space adventures in the late 1970s, director Ridley Scott took a grim and claustrophobic look at life in outer space with his horror film “Alien” in 1979. The title creature was hardly something that would wind up as a children’s toy, utterly shredding a crew of astronauts on a deep-space mission until one tough-as-nails woman named Ripley managed to save herself and live to fight on in three sequels directed by others.      That role made Sigourney Weaver a major star, and Scott moved on to...

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Grammy-winning singer Steve Tyrell brings his take on the Great American Songbook to Arcadia Saturday

Growing up in Houston as the son of Italian immigrants, Steve Tyrell found himself surrounded by a rich mix of music. His father played Frank Sinatra records seemingly around the clock, while he also heard top-notch R&B sounds wafting through his windows because his neighbors’ tastes included such genre greats as The Crusaders and Joe Sample.  By the time he launched his first band in high school, Tyrell had developed a passion for Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and other soul legends. All of these influences have combined to inspire a career in record producing, songwriting and singing...

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Upcoming Events

May
28
Sun
12:00 pm Lanterman Historical Museum Foun... @ Lanterman House
Lanterman Historical Museum Foun... @ Lanterman House
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Foundation hosts its annual Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous from noon to 4 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring food and dine, admire the work of local artists and dance in the ballroom[...]
2:00 pm Stories in the Afternoon at Nort... @ Norton Simon Museum
Stories in the Afternoon at Nort... @ Norton Simon Museum
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stories in the Afternoon features the story “The Big Orange Splot,” which motivates Mr. Plumbeam to paint the house of his dreams, as guests imagine and draw their idea of a dream house, from 2[...]
4:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman @ Vroman's Bookstore
May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Local Author Day presents Patricia Benke discussing and signing “Qudeen the Magnificent” and Priscilla Rose discussing and signing “The Future Belongs to Those Who Dare” at 4 p.m.
May
30
Tue
2:00 pm Coloring at Pasadena Public Libr... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
Coloring at Pasadena Public Libr... @ Pasadena Public Library, Villa Parke Branch
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kids are invited to spent the afternoon coloring and check out books with stories commemorating those who died serving in our country’s armed forces, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
May
31
Wed
9:00 am Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena
Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pasadena Sales Career Fair @ Hilton Pasadena | Pasadena | California | United States
Southern California Professional Career Event – Sales & Management Specific Here at HireLive, we take a personal approach when working with both companies looking to hire and candidates in search of a career change. Our[...]

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