Author: Rochelle Bassarear

Blue Oyster Cult rocks The Rose Saturday Night

Their style has been referred to over the years as “the thinking man’s heavy metal group,” and on Saturday night Blue Oyster Cult brings those smart riffs to The Rose in Pasadena. BOC is responsible for such hits as “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ for You,” producing a sound that was at once catchy, terrifying, provocative, funny and ambiguous. They’ve achieved what few other metal/hard rock acts have inasmuch as  the band has received critical acclaim along with commercial success. Since its founding in Long Island in the late 1960s, Blue Oyster Cult has gone through various...

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As of Monday, 855 days after the war in Afghanistan ended …

2,214  American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 21 ISIS plots against American targets have been uncovered in the first 4 months of this year, according to a House Homeland Security Committee report.     34 ISIS extremists were killed this past weekend in Afghanistan by that country’s air force in airstrikes. According to Reuters, a pro-ISIS radio station was also destroyed in the operation. 3,000 additional troops could be sent to Afghanistan to help end a stalemate with the Taliban in that region,...

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4:30 pm Obon Festival – Day 2 @ Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Obon Festival – Day 2 @ Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Jul 23 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Obon Festival - Day 2 @ Pasadena Buddhist Temple | Pasadena | California | United States
Annual 2-day Obon Festival, Sat & Sun July 22 & 23. Bon Odori (Japanese folk dancing, public participation welcome), Taiko demonstration (Sat: L.A. Taiko Ichiza, Sun: WLA Taiko), martial arts demonstrations, FOOD (Teriyaki Chicken, spam[...]
5:00 pm Playhouse District Association S... @ Vroman's Bookstore
Playhouse District Association S... @ Vroman's Bookstore
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The annual, free concert series features the Michael Haggins Band from 5 to 7 p.m. in Vroman’s courtyard.
7:00 pm Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Concert @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Concert @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm
The free summer concert series presents jazz by the Lao Tizer Band at 7 p.m.
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1:00 pm History of Chocolate at Pasadena... @ Pasadena Senior Center
History of Chocolate at Pasadena... @ Pasadena Senior Center
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm
Food expert Dr. Lee Scott Thiesen presents the story of chocolate, from the discovery of the cacao tree to the present day at 1 p.m. Call for reservations.
7:00 pm New Play Reading Festival @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center
New Play Reading Festival @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm
New Play Reading Festival @ Boston Court Performing Arts Center | Pasadena | California | United States
Writing the Unusual: Representing the Known World in Unfamiliar Ways A Panel Discussion Dogs talking to strangers. Teenagers taking phone selfies in the 1940s. The world of theater does not always look like the world[...]

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