Welcome To Pasadena | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Welcome To Pasadena | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Tournament of Roses CEO David Eads says new additions will make this year’s Rose Parade more exciting than ever https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/tournament-of-roses-ceo-david-eads-says-new-additions-will-make-this-years-rose-parade-more-exciting-than-ever/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/tournament-of-roses-ceo-david-eads-says-new-additions-will-make-this-years-rose-parade-more-exciting-than-ever/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:11:12 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108655 Taking on a new job can be daunting for anyone. But when David Eads was selected as the new CEO of the Tournament of Roses (TOR) in 2016, he was charged with expanding the Rose Parade’s already-massive audience to include more millennials and ensure the popularity of the event for decades to come.  His first […]

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City increases security budget for New Year’s festivities https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/city-increases-security-budget-for-new-years-festivities/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/city-increases-security-budget-for-new-years-festivities/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108645 Security will once again be at an all-time high at the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Football Game due to the rise in global terrorism. And the cost of that protection is also rising. In November, the Pasadena City Council voted to increase its security budget for the festivities from $1.1 million to $1.5 […]

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Grand Marshal Chaka Khan brings the kids to watch history in the making at the 130th Rose Parade https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/grand-marshal-chaka-khan-brings-the-kids-to-watch-history-in-the-making-at-the-130th-rose-parade/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/grand-marshal-chaka-khan-brings-the-kids-to-watch-history-in-the-making-at-the-130th-rose-parade/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:47 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108634 Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has released 22 albums and 10 No. 1 Billboard charted songs over a 45-year career, will make history on New Year’s Day as grand marshal of the 130th Rose Parade. First, she will be the first African-American female entertainer to serve as grand marshal in the parade, […]

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Welcome to Pasadena 2018 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/welcome-to-pasadena-2018/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/welcome-to-pasadena-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108575 LEADING THE WAY TOURNAMENT OF ROSES CEO DAVID EADS SAYS NEW ADDITIONS WILL MAKE THIS YEAR’S ROSE PARADE MORE EXCITING THAN EVER MUSIC MAN TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PRESIDENT GERALD FREENY BRINGS HIS MUSIC-DRIVEN SENSE OF JOY TO THE ROSE PARADE ‘A FAMILY AFFAIR’ GRAND MARSHAL CHAKA KHAN BRINGS THE KIDS TO WATCH HISTORY IN THE MAKING AT THE 130TH ROSE […]

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‘I feel honored to be chosen,’ says 101st Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/i-feel-honored-to-be-chosen-says-101st-rose-queen-louise-deser-siskel/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/i-feel-honored-to-be-chosen-says-101st-rose-queen-louise-deser-siskel/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:16 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108637 At first, it didn’t sink in that Tournament of Roses President Gerald  Freeny had just announced her name as the 101st Rose Queen during the yearly coronation held at the Pasadena Playhouse in late October. “I thought they announced someone else’s name,” Louise Deser Siskel explained on KTLA Channel 5 the morning after the ceremony. […]

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Ohio State and Washington to meet in classic Big Ten vs. Pac 12 Rose Bowl matchup https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/ohio-state-and-washington-to-meet-in-classic-big-ten-vs-pac-12-rose-bowl-matchup/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/ohio-state-and-washington-to-meet-in-classic-big-ten-vs-pac-12-rose-bowl-matchup/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108625 Home to many national championship games, the Rose Bowl this year resumes its tradition role as home to the Big Ten vs. Pac -2 championship game when the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 9 Washington Huskies on New Year’s Day. “No disrespect to the other bowl games, because they’re awesome, but […]

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Pre- and post-parade events the whole family can enjoy https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/pre-and-post-parade-events-the-whole-family-can-enjoy/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/pre-and-post-parade-events-the-whole-family-can-enjoy/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108622 Rose Parade Float Decoration Viewing Dec. 28 through 31 — See the Rose Parade floats being decorated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at Rosemont Pavilion. Tickets are $15 general admission, […]

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WELCOME TO PASADENA 2017 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/welcome-to-pasadena-2017/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:00:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100224  PRE- AND POST- PARADE FUN ‘OUR PARADISE’ LIVING THE THEME ROYAL AMBASSADORS ALL  IN THE FAMILY HISTORY IN THE MAKING SAFETY FIRST

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Bandfest, Equestfest and float decorating and viewing are just some of the things to see and do prior to and after the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game by John Sollenberger https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/bandfest-equestfest-and-float-decorating-and-viewing-are-just-some-of-the-things-to-see-and-do-prior-to-and-after-the-annual-rose-parade-and-rose-bowl-football-game-by-john-sollenberger/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:15:36 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100197 Rose Parade Float Decoration Viewing in Pasadena and Irwindale Dec. 28 through 31 — See the Rose Parade floats being decorated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at Rosemont Pavilion. Hours […]

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Rose Parade remains Pasadena’s best public relations event https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/rose-parade-remains-pasadenas-best-public-relations-event/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:12:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100207 With a tumultuous year behind us, it seems like more and more people are uniting and gearing up to try to make 2018 better. To kick off the year on New Year’s Day, a message of hope and kindness will be witnessed by millions of people around the world at the 129th Rose Parade Presented […]

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