Author: Kevin Uhrich

Pasadena set the stage for Indigenous Peoples’ Day but never adopted it

It was 25 years ago this week that what today has become Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many cities, now including Los Angeles City and County, first gained a toehold in the cultural consciousness of the country. And, believe it or not, it was the Tournament of Roses Association that helped move that process forward — inadvertently setting the stage for today’s events. On Oct. 3, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day beginning no later than 2019. The board’s action, which makes Indigenous...

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Another Pasadena Way

Words cannot ease the pain, emotional anguish and anger that we all feel following the horrific events at the country music Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas late last Sunday night, where 59 people were shot to death and more than 500 more were wounded by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock and the stampede that his high-powered assault created. At the risk of sounding politically incorrect, our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have suffered as a result of this latest act of senseless violence and bloodshed, eclipsing the carnage of the deadly Pulse Nightclub shooting in...

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The Pasadena Way is how the game is played

By: Sonny “Slots” Boombatz Being the proprietor of this casino, I, Sonny Slots, personally know that it takes a lotta grease to get things rollin’ in this town, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do. Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. But just in case you’re not playing with full deck and really don’t know what I mean, let me just spell out for ya exactly what I’m sayin’ here. We’re talkin’ huuuuuge frickin’ motorized floats with lots of movin’ parts all decked out with beautiful freakin’ flowers from all over the woild. These babies,...

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Right-wing fanatics battle ‘hard left’ anti-fascists for the soul of America in the Age of Trump

Story by: Kevin Dunn & Kevin Ulrich Since day one of Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency, America has seen a rise in groups adopting once fringe ideologies on both ends of the nation’s left-right political spectrum. In the wake of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan members clashing with members of the far, or “hard” left in Charlottesville three weeks ago — and now anti-right protests in Berkeley on Sunday turning violent — it may be time to take a few steps back and look at how we got to this worrisome point in American political discourse....

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Former VP Joe Biden, Salmon Rushdie, Ed Asner and Kenny Loggins lead a stellar autumn playbill

There seems to be something for every taste in the lineup of events slated for fall.   From politics, with a visit by former Vice President Joe Biden, and music, with one music fest in Glendale and another in Eagle Rock, to author Salmon Rushdie, once condemned to death for his writings by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, and Jane Kaczmarek appearing at the Pasadena Playhouse, Fall 2017 has something for everyone when it comes to theater, dance, literature, music and visual presentation. As Arts Editor Carl Kozlowski points out, fall is a great season for book lovers. Rushdie, whose latest...

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