Carl Kozlowski | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:02:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Carl Kozlowski | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 After 44 years, Air Supply’s Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are still singing ‘silly love songs’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/after-44-years-air-supplys-graham-russell-and-russell-hitchcock-are-still-singing-silly-love-songs/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/after-44-years-air-supplys-graham-russell-and-russell-hitchcock-are-still-singing-silly-love-songs/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:15:44 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105630 Graham Russell was an Australian singer trying to break into the music biz in 1975 when he was hired as part of the 34-member chorus of a Sydney-based production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Knowing no one else in the chorus, he was afraid he’d get lost in the cracks until he noticed the amazing tenor […]

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BULLETIN BOARD – 08.16.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/bulletin-board-08-16-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/bulletin-board-08-16-18/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105645 ‘HISTORICAL MILESTONE’ Holden honors Freeny as first black president of Tournament of Roses Democratic state Assembly member Chris Holden of Pasadena recently lauded Gerald Freeny for his role as the first African-American president in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association’s 123-year history.  Freeny will provide leadership for the 130th Rose Parade, set for New Year’s […]

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Ken Jeong is riding a wave of good fortune as he co-stars in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and prepares for his Netflix special at the Ice House https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ken-jeong-is-riding-a-wave-of-good-fortune-as-he-co-stars-in-crazy-rich-asians-and-prepares-for-his-netflix-special-at-the-ice-house/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/16/ken-jeong-is-riding-a-wave-of-good-fortune-as-he-co-stars-in-crazy-rich-asians-and-prepares-for-his-netflix-special-at-the-ice-house/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105657 Ken Jeong has been living a double life — as both a physician and a standup comedian — for more than 20 years. After focusing on his booming acting career for the past nine years since “The Hangover” catapulted him to stardom with his role as the eccentric gangster Mr. Chow, he is bringing both halves […]

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Actor Greg Sestero turned his role in the legendarily bad film ‘The Room’ into best-selling book and acclaimed film ‘The Disaster Artist’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/actor-greg-sestero-turned-his-role-in-the-legendarily-bad-film-the-room-into-best-selling-book-and-acclaimed-film-the-disaster-artist/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/actor-greg-sestero-turned-his-role-in-the-legendarily-bad-film-the-room-into-best-selling-book-and-acclaimed-film-the-disaster-artist/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:05:24 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105471 Greg Sestero might be one of the best real-life examples of someone who put the adage “if life gives you lemons, make lemonade” into practice. The longtime South Pasadena resident was a struggling actor in 2002 when he was cast by his eccentric fellow acting course classmate Tommy Wiseau to co-star in an independent film […]

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Spike Lee presents his best film of the 2000s with the audacious new true-life tale “Blackkklansman”  https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/spike-lee-presents-his-best-film-of-the-2000s-with-the-audacious-new-true-life-tale-blackkklansman/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/spike-lee-presents-his-best-film-of-the-2000s-with-the-audacious-new-true-life-tale-blackkklansman/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105478 There are few filmmakers in America more associated with tackling racial issues than Spike Lee, the African-American writer-director who exploded onto the national consciousness nearly 30 years ago with 1989’s incendiary classic “Do the Right Thing.” That tale of a riot breaking out in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year presented a truly […]

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BULLETIN – 08.09.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bulletin-08-09-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/bulletin-08-09-18/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:25 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105479 ROYAL OPPORTUNITY Tournament of Roses announces applications now available for 2019 Royal Court Applications for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website. Royal Court members experience many benefits, including opportunities for hands-on volunteerism, connecting with and giving back to the local community, developing   public speaking […]

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Writer Leslie Schwartz recounts her harrowing DUI incarceration in ‘The Lost Chapters’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/writer-leslie-schwartz-recounts-her-harrowing-dui-incarceration-in-the-lost-chapters/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/09/writer-leslie-schwartz-recounts-her-harrowing-dui-incarceration-in-the-lost-chapters/#respond Thu, 09 Aug 2018 13:00:22 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105481 Leslie Schwartz was a successful writer and novelist who had managed to maintain sobriety from alcohol for over a decade before falling back into 414 days of self-described “blackout drinking.” It was only after she was arrested for DUI and battery of an officer in 2014 that she managed to get sober again, only to […]

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Gino Vannelli continues to evolve after 40 years in the music business https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/gino-vannelli-continues-to-evolve-after-40-years-in-the-music-business/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/gino-vannelli-continues-to-evolve-after-40-years-in-the-music-business/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:10:08 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105325 In an era of auto-tuned vocals and endless overdubbing in the backing tracks of pop music, Gino Vannelli is a true throwback to the days of dramatic singers who put their vocals and passion front and center in their songs. That approach took him to worldwide success with the hit singles “I Just Wanna Stop” […]

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‘Eighth Grade’ and ‘Blindspotting’ provide vibrant views on life from often overlooked sources https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/eighth-grade-and-blindspotting-provide-vibrant-views-on-life-from-often-overlooked-sources/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/eighth-grade-and-blindspotting-provide-vibrant-views-on-life-from-often-overlooked-sources/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:34 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105317 There are few more universally awkward times in life than the cusp of adolescence and the transition from middle school to high school. Nearly every human being who goes through eighth grade endures challenges to their emotions and psyche that will forever shape their lives as adults. However, some people aren’t forced to really grow up […]

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Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes perform at The Rose on Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ronnie-spector-and-the-ronettes-perform-at-the-rose-on-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/08/02/ronnie-spector-and-the-ronettes-perform-at-the-rose-on-saturday/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=105312 Ronnie Spector is a rock and roll survivor in more ways than one. After attaining stardom as the lead singer of the vocal group the Ronettes from 1965 to 1969, she married producer Phil Spector. From 1968 to 1974 she found herself living in a hellish relationship in which she was forced to endure years […]

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