Author: Joe Piasecki

Roots rocker James Intveld visits Arcadia Blues Club Saturday

James Intveld, whose rootsy style has been a popular draw for many years, returns to Arcadia Blues Club Saturday The LA-based singer, songwriter and guitarist traces his love for music to his childhood, when he grew up listening and singing along to his parents’ recordings of diverse artists that included Hank Williams, Sr., Dean Martin, Lefty Frizell and Elvis. He parlayed that early taste of music into early involvement into the cow punk movement of the 1980s, when he played some of the same clubs as Dwight Yoakam and Rosie Flores. His rockabilly style has propelled him into a...

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At 70, comedy icon Cheech Marin revisits his intoxicating journey from South Central to superstardom

On the cover of his just-published memoir “Cheech Is Not My Real Name … But Don’t Call Me Chong,” comedy and pot culture icon Robert Anthony Marin is smashing a piñata caricature of his old stoner stage persona — the hapless Mexican hippy with an oversized mustache exploding in a shower of lollipops, Chiclets and big fat doobies. The live-action Cheech, now 70, has a lot less hair but a lot more joy on his face. Dave’s not here, man. “It’s just to break out of that stereotypical image or thought of what I can or can’t do in...

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Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Wed
7:00 pm Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Book Signing at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm
Michele Zack discusses and signs “Lisu: Far from the Ruler” at 7 p.m.
Dec
14
Thu
10:00 am Nutrition for Healthy Eyes at Pa... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Nutrition for Healthy Eyes at Pa... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
A free health fair offers glucose, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, hearing screenings, counseling and community health resources, from 9 to 11 a.m. Free films screen at 1 p.m. on select Fridays. Friday’s film[...]
2:30 pm Wildflower “Superbloom” Garden T... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Wildflower “Superbloom” Garden T... @ The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm
A garden talk features Kathy Musial, the Huntington’s curator of living collections discussing last spring’s “super bloom” of California wildflowers in an illustrated lecture, with images from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park,[...]
3:30 pm Votive Candle Decorating at Hill... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Votive Candle Decorating at Hill... @ Pasadena Public Library, Hill Avenue Branch
Dec 14 @ 3:30 pm
Guests of all ages can create votive holiday candles for the holidays, with LED lights, all materials provided, at 3:30 p.m.
4:30 pm Bob Baker Marionette Theater Hol... @ One Colorado
Bob Baker Marionette Theater Hol... @ One Colorado
Dec 14 @ 4:30 pm
Kids and families can enjoy the Bob Baker Marionette Theater Holiday Show at 4:30 p.m. Free.

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