Author: Carl Kozlowski

Epic ‘Dunkirk’ provides a stirring reminder of one of World War II’s starkest yet most heroic events

The Battle of Dunkirk was one of the most devastating moments for Allied Forces in World War II, resulting in nearly 400,000 British, French and Dutch troops being trapped on a beach outside the French seaport town. With the treacherous waters of the English Channel before them and fears of overwhelming German forces coming to wipe them out by land, they needed to be evacuated. The unexpected problem was that large rescue ships could not handle the shallow waters near shore, so the call went out from the British government for smaller boats to help save the day. At...

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The Letters Home return to Pasadena Saturday to perform at Street Food Cinema

The “dirty soul rock” band The Letters Home spent four years in Pasadena as their base, recording and rehearsing out of lead singer-keyboardist Andrew Monheim’s AndromiDen Recordings studio in the Washington Square neighborhood. The facility was also his home, but he packed up four months ago and moved to the heart of Hollywood, renovating a historic building that was the first house ever built on Sunset Boulevard.     He and the band will be making the trip back to their old stomping grounds Saturday night, when they perform before a screening of the 1980s cult classic movie “The...

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Bulletin – 07.20.17

Meet and Mingle Pasadena Chamber of Commerce hosts mixer tonight at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will host its June After Hours Social and Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, July 20, at Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine, 655 N. Lake Ave. The mixer offers an opportunity to network, collaborate and enjoy authentic Mexican food, with drinks offered at happy hour prices. No RSVP is required for the event, which is free for Pasadena Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Free parking is also available in the Cabrera’s parking lot as well as on nearby streets. Call (626) 795-3355 or visit Pasadena-chamber.org.   Artistic Acceptance Adaptive Art Program hosts free reception Saturday at Armory Center for the Arts Armory Center for the Arts will host the opening reception for its annual Adaptive Art Program art show, featuring original artwork from the program’s participants, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center, 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. The free reception showcases the work of the program, which enables individuals with disabilities to engage in artistic activities. This year’s theme is “We Belong,” and reflects connection and community with colorful artwork featuring acts of kindness, caring and inclusion. Light refreshments will be served The reception will be the first opportunity for the public to observe the artwork, as well as an opportunity to meet some of the...

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Katja Rieckermann plays a night of soul-driven saxophone at The Rose on Sunday

Growing up in the small German town of Ruebeck, Katja Rieckermann dreamed of playing live music, but her strict parents barred her from taking lessons. They feared she would follow in the rebellious footsteps of her older brother Ralph, who eventually became the bassist for the heavy-metal band Scorpions.  Yet, upon moving to Paris for college, she befriended a female saxophonist who inspired her to buy a sax on her 21st birthday and start playing. That dedication has paid off, resulting in a three-decade career that has included touring the world as a member of Rod Stewart’s band for...

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Terry Cannon captures the magic of America’s Game with his Baseball Reliquary

Art and baseball are the two great passions of Terry Cannon’s life. An inveterate jokester who loves to     mock anything he finds pretentious, the longtime Pasadena resident combined all those interests in 1996 to create the Baseball Reliquary, one of the most unique museums in America. Among the hundreds of offbeat items in its collections are a mosaic portrait of famed slugger Dave Winfield made out of thousands of pieces of chewed bubble gum, and a partially digested hot dog that was allegedly eaten by Babe Ruth. The Reliquary also hosts an induction ceremony each year called...

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Upcoming Events

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9:00 am Plumeria Day at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Plumeria Day at the Arboretum @ Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plumeria Day features information about the fragrant, delicate flowers from experts of the South Coast Plumeria Society, workshops and plants for sale by plumeria vendors, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., included with Arboretum admission[...]
2:00 pm LEGO Showcase, Mystery Lit at Ce... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
LEGO Showcase, Mystery Lit at Ce... @ Pasadena Public Library Central Branch
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LEGO Showcase Day celebrates the library’s LEGO design contest, including judging of the finalists’ entries, an awards ceremony and a winner display from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Mystery lovers are invited to Mystery Lit at[...]
2:00 pm “The Marvelous Wonderettes” Event @ Fair Oaks Pharmacy
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” Event @ Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm
In conjunction with the Sierra Madre Playhouse production of the 1950s-themed musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” cast members perform songs from the play at 2 p.m. Free.
3:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm
Andrew Shtulman discusses and signs “Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories about the World Are So Often Wrong” at 3 p.m.
3:00 pm Emerging Urban Poets Group at Sa... @ Pasadena Public Library, Santa Catalina Branch
Emerging Urban Poets Group at Sa... @ Pasadena Public Library, Santa Catalina Branch
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm
The Emerging Urban Poets group hosts open and featured poetry readings, facilitated by Don Kingfisher Campbell at 3 p.m.

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