Author: Carl Kozlowski

Comic writer Laurie Kilmartin reads and signs her book ‘Dead People Suck’ at Vroman’s Tuesday

There are normally five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. But Laurie Kilmartin has discovered a sixth: laughter.    A standup comedy star and longtime writer for the late-night show “Conan” on TBS, Kilmartin has processed her own dad’s death in recent years via both a standup special called “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad” as well as a new book titled “Dead People Suck: A Guide for Survivors of the Newly Departed.”   Filled with darkly comic essays on topics like dying, cremation, funerals and the afterlife, it’s a bracingly funny tome that Kilmartin will...

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Richie Furay headlines Wild Honey Orchestra tribute to Buffalo Springfield in autism fundraiser Saturday at the Alex

Sometimes the most seemingly random meetings change the course of our entire lives. That was certainly the case for Richie Furay, a singer-songwriter who found his life altered thanks to stopping at a traffic light on Sunset Boulevard in 1966.    He was riding in a car with another young musician named Stephen Stills. They were heading east on Sunset when Furay noticed two other musicians — Neil Young and Bruce Palmer — heading west to get to the 405 Freeway en route to San Francisco. A new transplant to Los Angeles, Stills had met Young while on a...

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Bulletin Board – News & Notes From Our Community

Stepping Up Pasadena Tournament of Roses selects 20 marching bands for 2019 Rose Parade The Tournament of Roses Association has selected 20 of the marching bands that will participate in the 130th Rose Parade, themed “The Melody of Life.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and places around the world, including Puerto Rico, Canada, Costa Rica, Japan and Sweden. There are two bands that will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the 105th Rose Bowl Game are determined. The 20 bands selected are: Alabama State University Mighty Marching Hornets, Montgomery,...

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David Koechner performs in ‘Once Upon a Room’ comedy show at the Ice House to benefit Children’s Hospital

As one of the most oddball character actors in comedy, David Koechner has built a thriving career playing such iconic roles as Todd Packer in the classic NBC sitcom “The Office” and obnoxious sportscaster Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” movies. He’s now riding high as one of the stars of the hit CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts,” part of a remarkable ensemble cast that includes Judd Hirsch, Katey Sagal and Maz Jobrani. The Kansas City native and father of five has a particularly strong interest in children’s charities, as the co-founder (with fellow comedy stars and Kansas City natives Jason...

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Singer Peter Yarrow brings six decades of folk classics to Caltech Saturday

Peter Yarrow has been playing concerts since 1961, first with the legendary folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary and presently as a solo artist in dozens of shows nationwide each year. While he is pleased to have seen plenty of progressive reforms instituted in America throughout his six-decade career, he remains ever vigilant due to the fact that he fears the Trump administration is trying to reverse those changes as rapidly as possible.     Yarrow will be bringing his musical message to Caltech Saturday, when it hosts “An Evening with Peter Yarrow” on campus at Ramo Auditorium....

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Upcoming Events

Feb
25
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10:15 am Film Critic, Jazz Vespers at All... @ All Saints Church
Film Critic, Jazz Vespers at All... @ All Saints Church
Feb 25 @ 10:15 am
Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers his annual pre-Academy Awards look at what’s hot and what’s not in recent film festivals and the race for the Oscars at 10:15 in the Rector’s Forum.[...]
1:00 pm Castle Green Wedding and Event O... @ Castle Green
Castle Green Wedding and Event O... @ Castle Green
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Couples-to-be can shop for wedding-related goods and services, including caterers, deejays, florists, coordinators and bakeries, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit brownpapertickets.com/event/ /3232486 for tickets.
1:00 pm Sierra Madre Playhouse Event @ Sierra Madre Elementary School
Sierra Madre Playhouse Event @ Sierra Madre Elementary School
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm
In conjunction with the current production of “Nothing Is the Same,” the Playhouse presents a free family event, a tour of the school’s Japanese Goodwill Garden, plus tea and Japanese tea snacks available for purchase,[...]
4:00 pm Book Signings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Local Author Day features Chiqeeta Jameson, author of “Don’t Sell, Let Them Buy: Master the Sales Conversation and Guide Your Customers to a Successful Outcome…Every Time,” Colette Barris, author of “Claretta Street” and Belinda Busteed[...]
4:00 pm Performances à la Carte @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Performances à la Carte @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
Performances à la Carte and Girls on the Run Los Angeles present the performance, “The Innas, Ettas, Annas & Donnas of Mozart’s Operas” is an afternoon of concert arias and duets featuring a variety of[...]

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