Then & Now | Top of Pinecone Road

Then & Now | Top of Pinecone Road

THEN » In February of 1978, rocks, mud and debris crested the filled up debris basin at the top of Pinecone Road in the Pinecrest neighborhood. Boulders clogged the flood channel going under the street, and a huge debris mass overflowed into Pinecone Road. This shot is given to us by Danette Erickson who is […]

“The Invention of Lying” examines the nature of truth

“The Invention of Lying” examines the nature of truth

Mark Bellison is a chubby little loser who has lost his job, his apartment and the girl of his dreams. On the plus side, Mark has discovered a superpower that will enable him to win all of them back and more. In Ricky Gervais’ new comedy, “The Invention of Lying,” Gervais plays a man who […]

The Shadow Box at PCC

The Shadow Box at PCC

By Mary O’KEEFE “The Shadow Box,” a play written by Michael Cristofer, will be performed at the Pasadena City College theatre beginning this weekend. The play premiered 34 years ago at the Mark Taper Forum and earned a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. The theme is timeless as it looks into the lives of three […]

Halloween at the Parks

Halloween at the Parks

By Charly SHELTON This year, as every year, southern California theme parks are pulling out all the stops for their Halloween promotions. Disneyland has brought back its Halloween time Celebration for both parks at the resort. Universal Studios Hollywood is inviting guests into the worlds created on screen by its horror films, and Knott’s and […]

“Zal & Rudabeh” comes to the Alex

“Zal & Rudabeh” comes to the Alex

The premiere of the full-length ballet “Zal & Rudabeh” is created and directed by  choreographer Anna Djanbazian and performed by dancers from the Djanbazian Dance Company.The ballet is based on an epic tale “Shah-nameh,” the Book of Kings by Ferdowsi, an11th century Persian poet. It is a timeless tale of forbidden romance, war, triumph and […]

They came, they saw, they laughed

They came, they saw, they laughed

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY Parents and children filled the seats at the Laughing Loudly for Literacy on Monday evening at the MacDonald Auditorium at Crescenta Valley High School. Hosted by Once Upon A time bookstore, the event hosted four children’s book authors and illustrators who shared their secrets on how they came up with the crazy […]

COMING SOON

COMING SOON

Jake (Sam Worthington) gets his first look at his avatar — a human-alien hybrid bred from Jake’s own DNA. AVATAR In Theatres December 18 Photo credit: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox NOW IN THEATERS UA LA CANADA Fame  (PG) 11:40am 2:20 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:10 p.m. Surrogates (PG-13) 12:30 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 5:15 […]

The Informant! spins out of control

The Informant! spins out of control

By Susan St. JAMES In director Steven Soderbergh’s new film “The Informant!” Matt Damon plays real life agribusiness mole Mark Whitacre, vice-president of ADM, one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies based in southern Illinois. Crooked as a corkscrew, Whitacre spins across the screen with a manic grin and a firm belief in the goodness of […]

Mourning Song Coming to Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre

Mourning Song Coming to Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre

Brent Beerman’s new play, “Mourning Song” is going to be brought to life in Crescenta Valley’s Underground Theatre at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.  They open on Oct. 8th. Click here to see a video trailer for the play with interviews with Brent Beerman, the writer, and Gary Lamb, the director.