THE INDUSTRY HILLS CHARITY PRO RODEO

The Industry Hills Pro Rodeo has helped children in need in the East San Gabriel Valley for over 31 years. Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the event has taken place annually, in September or October, since 1986. Ticket prices this year were a reasonable $18 for adults, $12 for Seniors (Ages 60+), […]

TERRY CANNON’S BASEBALL RELIQUARY

As a New Hampshire native, my knowledge of baseball is strictly confined to the Boston Red Sox and began and ended around the Carl Yastrzemski era. But I understand and am fascinated by the near-obsessive love that so many feel for our national sport. Enter LA’s own Baseball Reliquary, “a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to […]

E. CHARLTON FORTUNE AT THE PASADENA MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ART

E CHARLTON FORTUNE

Here’s this week’s column from Angelus News: “E. Charlton Fortune: The Colorful Spirit” is on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) through January 7, 2018. The exhibit, comprising approximately eighty works, was curated by Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., California art scholar and Associate Director of Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum. Notes Shields: “In […]

THE RED SHOES

RED SHOES

As a child, Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was poor and forced to work for a living as a tailor’s apprentice. He suffered a lifelong unrequited love for opera singer Jenny Lind. His “fairy tales” are full of orphaned, abandoned, children, inanimate objects that suffer human emotions, and allegorical figures—the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid—who speak […]

“LA SORGENTE”: TEN NEOCLASSICAL ARIAS BASED ON THE POETRY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

LA SORGENTE

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 8, 2017, 7:30 pm, at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Hollywood. For that is the night of the World Premiere of Victor Vanacore’s “La Sorgente,” a collection of ten neo-classical arias based on the poetry of Pope John Paul II. Vanacore is a Grammy-winning composer/arranger who has been […]

GENERATION WEALTH AT THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

GENERATION WEALTH

Here’s an exhibit that will make you want to go home, take a shower, and give thanks for your humble existence: “Generation Wealth” at the Annenberg Center for Photography. “A Visual History of the Growing Obsession with Wealth That Has Come to Define a Generation” is the subtitle. ”Generation Wealth” spans two and a half […]