PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 794-3068 pasadena-bars.com/1881-club Live entertainment on select nights of the week The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena blueguitar.club Thursday—Leni Stern Band w/Adam Levy The Boulevard Bar 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena (626) 356-9304 blvdbar.com Fridays—Drag performances hosted by Tia Wanna every Friday Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine 655 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena (626) 795-0230 cabreras.com Thursdays—Live jazz Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays—Karaoke Coffee Gallery Backstage 2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena (626) 798-6236 coffeegallery.com Friday—John M w/Barrett Tagliarino & the Secret Gardeners Saturday—Janet Klein & Her...Read More
Author: John Sollenberger
* Includes names of other band members. Back in the 1970s, The Wailers put reggae into the forefront of musical consciousness and helped elevate founding member Bob Marley to superstar status. After Marley’s death in 1981, members of the group went their separate ways, until a recent reunification. Now they’re back, spreading the gospel of island music Sunday at The Rose in Pasadena. The group formed in 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica, with Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston at the base. Percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson joined, leading to an audition at Studio One, which produced the band’s first hit...Read More
\KW arts-8days-john25 \HED 8 Days \By John Sollenberger \T THURSDAY 05.25.17 The Celestial Awards of Excellence “Salute to Excellence” acknowledges the accomplishments of notable persons who are masters of their professions and outstanding contributors to society. Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr. is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other honorees include Marla Gibbs, Glynn Turman and Kim Whitney. Obba Babatunde hosts, at 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $40. Call (818) 243-2539 or visit alextheatre.org. FRIDAY 05.26.17 The producers of the Eagle Rock Music Festival present ERMF Locals Night, with live...Read More
Amanda McBroom, a renowned singer and songwriter to the stars, will be performing Friday night at Boston Court Performing Arts Center. McBroom has won critical acclaim as one of the top cabaret singers performing today. However, it was her songwriting skills that initially landed her in the spotlight. She penned the hit song “The Rose” for the film of the same name, which Bette Midler turned into a mega-hit in 1979. Along with Midler, McBroom has written songs for a host of other top entertainers , including Leann Rimes, Barry Manilow, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Harry Belafonte, Stephanie Mills...Read More
JFK TRIBUTE In conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s year-long centennial celebration of Kennedy, folk singer and music historian Ross Altman presents “Ask Not: JFK 100,” performing songs from 1941 to 1963 that provide the history and background of his presidency and service during World War II, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena. Call (626) 744-7260 or visit cityofpasadena.net/library. UKULELE BUZZ The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation hosts the Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at 4420 Encinas Drive,...Read More
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