Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pasadena Museum of California Art programs in February

Pasadena Museum of California Art website

Photo credit: Brian Forrest
Sunday, February 3 / 3pm / FREE with admission
Jessica Rath

Artist Jessica Rath, Cornell University apple breeder Dr. Susan K. Brown, and CSULB Art Museum curator Kristina Newhouse discuss the human need to beget beauty in art and food and the drive to share it through horticultural cloning and aesthetic mimesis in connection with take me to the apple breeder.

Friday, March 8 / 6:00-10:00pm / FREE
ArtNight Pasadena

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena's most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors.

Saturday, March 9 / 7:00-9:00pm / $5 admission / FREE for members
Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception for three new exhibitions—California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960,Christopher Miles: Bloom, and Meander.

Sunday, March 10 / 11:00am-12:00pm / FREE for members
Special Members-Only Hour

Members have the galleries to themselves before regular Museum hours.

In Somewhere In Between: Los Angeles artist Bia Gayotto investigates what it feels like to navigate and inhabit two or more places and cultures. Through an open call, residents will be invited to participate in an interview and video shoot that relates to seventeen neighborhoods along Route 66 from Pasadena to Santa Monica. The two-screen installation will juxtapose cityscapes, architecture, and domestic settings with portraits of the participants performing simple, everyday actions. The soundtrack will consist of music, ambient sound and voiceover, revealing a state of mind typical of those who live in an intercultural space. The result is intended to be a multilayered portrait of the greater Los Angeles area, mixing images of the city and its people with stories that reveal their sense of self and place in the world.
If you are interested in participating in Somewhere In Between: Los Angeles, click on the flier above to email artist Bia Gayotto.
Image credits (top to bottom): Phil Dike, Plaza on Sunday, 1942. Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Mark and Janet Hilbert Collection; Bia Gayotto, Still from Somewhere in Between: Silicon Valley, 2012. Two-screen video installation with sound. TRT 18 min. Courtesy of the artist.
Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm

$7 adults, $5 students + seniors
Free the first Friday of the month (all day)
Free the third Thursday of the month 

Chalk and Numbers to release EP

Brooklyn duo Chalk and Numbers is pleased to announce their upcoming Parade EP and release the first single "Boy." The lead track on the EP is an instant standout, combining the band's warm analog production with a heavenly pop sentiment. Parade shows a band who has hit their songwriting stride. As a whole, this EP prevails as the band's most indelible and satisfying release to date and will be available March 12. 

Brooklyn outfit, Chalk and Numbers, play modern pop music inspired by classic styles. The duo, consisting of Sable Yong (vocals) and Andrew Pierce (multi-instrumentalist/songwriter) combine their artistic abilities to craft pop songs influenced but not entrenched in 60's musical canon. Yong's vocals play a large part in the band's repertoire. Her lush, graceful voice never rushes but guides the listener through the sparkling melodies composed by Pierce--who also plays the role of co-producer along with his brother, Dennis. In producing the tracks the brothers use analog technology to create warm, robust tones that accentuate songs while avoiding the contemporary pitfalls of stifling the recordings with noise. Pierce asserts "a lot of current bands reference the past but feel the need to drown it in fuzz or reverb, we wanted to stay away from that." In the pursuit of creating great pop songs, Chalk and Numbers has used influences both old and new and has emerged timeless.

Chalk and Numbers are finishing up their debut LP to be released in early 2013.

Two new exhibits in Highland Park Feb. 9

Reflections on a Southern California Style
Armando Arreola
Mixed Media Works on Board

Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7-10 pm
Architecture in the US has has an interesting history.  Since the 1800’s we've seen the Victorian, Italianate and craftsman style immigrate from England.

Googie Style sprouted from our very own LA City streets during the wild and crazy decade of rock and roll, LA developed a totally local style coined Googie in 1952 by Douglas Haskell of "House and Home" magazine.

This period of time -- the beginnings of space exploration, the rise of post war capitalism, and the coining of another term, “teenagers”, symbolize the era.  Googie Style mirrors the excess of post World War II US exuberance; a period of time when US capitalism was on the rise, and we were king of the jungle.

Armando Arreola, observant artist of all things peculiarly different decided to sink his teeth into the past and recover from it a piece of history in need of reconsideration.  A child of the 50's himself, a west side chanticleer of disrespected art historical instances, Armando elevates Googie Style buildings into signature portraits where form overpowers a proper mannered taste.

Please join us on Saturday, February 9 from 7-10 pm for an artist reception where you can confront the artist with questions of classism.  The Avenue 50 Studio considers this exhibit one of important cross-class revelation.  Who does architecture serve -- the masses or the elite?   Please join us in an animated discussion of architectural relevance.

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042


February 9, 2013 through March 3, 2013

And the Annex Presents

The Love Show
Hearts & Flowers, Nancy Romero

Beth Peterson
Cola Smith
Emilia Garcia
Isabel Martinez
Jackie Jefferies
Lili Bernard
Linsley Lambert
Margaret Garcia
Mavis Leahy
Pat Gomez
Pat Payne
Pola Lopez
Sonia Romero
Sophia Gasparian
Tina Gulotta-Miller
Yana Nirvana
Zeal Harris

Opening Night Reception:  Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 7-10 pm
Love, an important life source of all things biological will be explored in our February exhibit.  With the imminent arrival of spring, ribald thoughts of carnival and our desire to warm up, what better way to celebrate the season than to hold a valentine feast.

Warm up with the Avenue 50 Studio this February 9, from 7-10pm for our look into love.
I'm pickin’ up good vibrations...........

Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042


February 9, 2013 through March 3, 2013

Think Lush for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day set a sexy scene for your special someone! If you can’t splurge on a weekend away, LUSH Cosmetics has tips and tricks for executing the perfect massage and getting “hands on” with your honey. LUSH is your one stop shop for transforming any room in your home into a romantic five-star resort!

Follow these easy steps to make this a night to remember-
·         Step One: Be prepared – Set up your bed or a sturdy table padded with “lush” blankets, towels or pillows to keep your loved one comfortable. Make the room warmer and dim the lights to set the ambiance - just make sure you can still see what you’re rubbing! Set the mood with soft, relaxing music to evoke a state of mental bliss.

·         Step Two: Choose your oil and scent style – Different essential oils evoke different moods. LUSH offers solid forms of massage oil, which are spill-proof and easily melt with body heat to release essential oils.  LUSH solid massage bars are made with a cocoa/shea butter base and no preservatives, so skin is moisturized while it’s massaged. Here are some limited edition selections launching for Valentine’s Day:

Tender is the Night Massage Bar ($7.95)  Crush this massage bar in your hand to get right to the soft, decadent center, or be gentle with your heart and break off a small piece. This one uses fair trade shea and murumuru butters, and inside is the soft core of almond oil, agave syrup, cupuacu and glycerine. Scented with vanilla absolute, jasmine and ylang ylang, it makes for a very seductive rub down! Vegan

From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar ($7.95)  Designed to give an energizing boost and keep you, up…from dusk ‘til dawn!  Shaped like a cone, use the pointy end to rub out knotted muscles.  This gorgeous bar is made with nutritious moringa oil and scented with an uplifting blend of sweet wild orange oil and lemon oil! Vegan

·         Commence the rubdown – With gentle but firm hands, rub in smooth, rhythmic strokes keeping one hand on your partner at all times. Pleasure points at the small of the neck, scalp, earlobe, the inside of the arm or behind the knee, all release feel-good endorphins when stimulated, so don’t limit yourself to just the back! 


The Kiss Lip Gloss ($8.95)  Perfect your pout for the most romantic time of the year with this new pink and sugary sweet unpreserved lip gloss.  This softening, moisturizing gloss feels lighter than the other balms, as it has a new aerated formula, and is totally preservative free.  Vegan

Sexy Fun Times: $26.95
This gift contains the new Tender is the Night massage bar for a really generous, decadent massage and our recently launched pink FUN - a sweet treat for the bath, scented with tonka absolute and full of warming qualities that are sure to add to the sexy times! 
Contents: Sex Bomb bath bomb, FUN pink, Tender is the Night massage bar, You Snap the Whip body butter.

Heart of Gold: $49.95
Whether you want to smother someone in kisses or be a sex bomb from dusk till dawn, this is the perfect gift! The products are encased in a beautiful red box tied with black ribbon and a blank tag that folds out into a heart shape, allowing you to write your own heart felt message inside!
Contents: French Kiss bubble bar, Sex Bomb bath bomb, Charity Pot hand and body lotion, Soft Coeur massage bar, From Dusk till Dawn massage bar, Willow Pattern soap.

Upcoming Goldenvoice concerts week of Jan. 31

On Sale Friday!
Morgan Page with Adrian Lux and BRAZZABELLE
March 1st / Club Nokia / 18+ / Doors: 9pm / GA $20-$30 adv, GA $40 dos, VIP BALC $40 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

The Specials

March 18th / Club Nokia / Doors: 7:30pm / GA $35 adv, GA $38.50 dos, VIP BALC $45 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am
2ns show added
Lianne La Havas 
with Jamie N CommonsMarch 19th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

The Specials
March 20th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7:30pm / GA $28.50- $32.50 adv, GA $36 dos, RESERVED LOGE $42.50 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

The Mavericks
March 26th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $30 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am
Goldenvoice and Bassrush present
Netsky LIVEApril 5th / Fonda Theatre / 18+ / Doors: 9pm / $29  / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

Alejandro Sanz
May 1st / Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE / Doors: 7pm / $29.50, $49.50, $69.50, $89.50, $149.50 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

with El Ten ElevenMay 4th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $24.50 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

Killing Joke - The singles collection 1979 – 2012 
May 5th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / GA $27.50 adv, GA $28 dos /on sale 2/1 @ 10am

Marina and the Diamonds 
with Charli XCX May 11th / Club Nokia / Doors: 7pm / GA $25 adv, GA $28 dos, VIP/PIT $30 adv, VIP/PIT $33 dos / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

Cloud Cult
May 11th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $17 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

May 26th / Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE / Doors: 7pm / $59.50, $79.50. $99.50, $119.50 / on sale 2/1 @ 10am

On Sale Saturday!
Los Amigos Invisibles

April 26th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22.50 adv & $25 dos / on sale 2/2 @ 10am

Jim James

May 11th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $26 / on sale 2/2 @ 10am

Victoria Justice
June 19th / Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE / Doors: 6:00pm / $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 / on sale 2/2 @ 10AM

Added Support
with Negative Approach, Big Business and Bad Antics February 8th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / GA $17.50 adv, GA $18 dos / on sale now

with AraabMuzik, Congorock, GLAdiator, Noizfiend, Alex Bustamove and Mature ContentFebruary 27th / Club Nokia / 18+ / Doors: 8pm / $25, $45 / on sale now

with Tommy Trash and AlvaroMarch 2nd / STAPLES Center / Doors: 6pm / $29.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50 / on sale now

The James Hunter Six 
with The RelativesMarch 7th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale now

The Joy Formidable 
with Guards and Fort LeanMarch 21st / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 7pm / GA $23 adv, GA $24 dos /on sale now 

Brancusi highlighted in sculpture exhibit at Norton Simon Museum April 26

The Norton Simon Museum presents Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture, an exhibition that examines how the great sculptors of the 20th century, both directly and indirectly, were influenced by Constantin Brancusi and his groundbreaking use of space and material. Featuring 20 works from the Museums renowned collection of post-war art, by sculptors as diverse as Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Barbara Hepworth, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, John McCracken and Robert Irwin, the exhibition demonstrates how sculpture moved from being a self-contained, three-dimensional object to one that engages with its surrounding space. In a variety of ways and in a variety of materials, including marble, wood, stainless steel, felt or Plexiglas, the sculptures on view illustrate some of the most innovative moments in art making in the latter half of the 20th century. The exhibition is on view from April 26, 2013, through Jan. 6, 2014, in the Museums temporary exhibition gallery.

Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel in LA March 8 and 9

Swedish House Mafia have released new information for their massive 2-day Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles on March 8th and 9th  just weeks before their hotly anticipated One Last Tour hits stateside.   Masquerade Motel serves as the Los Angeles stop for One Last Tour and promises to an epic event not to be missed.  35,000 fans a day will come together at the Los Angeles Historic Park with the Swedes and an all-star line-up spread over two stages.   March 8th will bring Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party to the main stage and Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus,Clockwork and Monsta to The Ballroom.  On March 9th, The Swedes will be joined again by Alesso on the main stage along with Zedd, AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID with Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta returning to The Ballroom. Doors open at 2:00pm, set times are listed below.

Today a new site map of the festival was revealed so that Masquerade Motel guests can explore the motel along with a brand new trailer:   Fans can now purchase or upgrade existing GA tickets to a VIP package, aka know as “The Penthouse” which offers an exclusive entrance into the venue, VIP viewing area, private bathrooms, upgraded bar menu and a free mask.  VIP packages go on sale tomorrow,Thursday, January 31st at 10am PST.   The VIP package is $175.00 or $75.00 to upgrade from an existing GA ticket.  All Masquerade Motel guests can also receive free METRO rides to and from the festival with their ticket.   METRO riders will need to have at their receipt if picking up tickets at will call.  Red, Blue, Gold and Expo lines all go to Union Station, which is a short walk to the festival entrance on College St. between Spring St. and Main St.  For the best route or more info, visit the metro trip planner ( or call(323) GO METRO (323.446.3876).  Also just added to the festival is a screening of the Swedes 2010  documentary “Take One” which was filmed over the course of 2 years, 253 gigs and 15 countries by director Christian Larson and Henrik Hanson.

The March 9th Masquerade Motel is sold out and tickets for the March 8th date are going quickly.

Last week, Swedish House Mafia announced that a 2nd ticket auction would be held for their Black Tie Rave charity event being held Feb. 28th at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.   The newly released tickets will be up for auction starting this Friday, February 1st at 10am EST at with proceeds going to support Save the Children’s initiative to ensure the safety and well-being of all children in America, where nearly one in four lives in poverty. In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, the organization is calling for a National Commission on Children that will address the issues of violence, mental health and poverty.   The first round of tickets were auctioned off in December and with under a third of the tickets sold, an astonishing$447,000 was raised for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City andHurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

It was also confirmed that Pete Tong will fly in to support Swedish House Mafia at this special event alongside Carl Kennedy!

Anticipation for One Last Tour has been building stateside since the dates were announced last year.   The originally announced U.S. dates all sold out in minutes causing the group to add multiple shows.  The tour has become one of the biggest tours of the year and is the group’s most extensive outing ever.   Most shows are now sold out however fans can still purchase tickets for shows on Feb. 17th in San Francisco and March 8th Masquerade Motel in Los Angeles

The full line up for One Last Tour was revealed last week. Armand Van Heldenwill play his first NYC gig in five years when he joins the Swedes at Madison Square Garden on March 1st alongside the Legendary Pete Tong. Pete Tongand Carl Kennedy will play with Swedish House Mafia at their Feb. 28th Black Tie Rave charity event and Tong will also open for the Swedes at Barclay’s Center on March 2nd.  AN21, Anthony Atalla, Max Vangeli, NO_ID and Otto Knows will all open on select dates throughout the tour (full listing below).

The massive outing started in November in Dubai and has made stops throughout India, Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Africa and will visit Australia and Mexico before reaching the states Feb. 13th.  The North American leg will hit San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, NYC, LA and Miami.  It.  was announced last month that the final curtain call for One Last Tour will happen at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, marking a significant milestone in the group’s career together.  Ultra is whereAxwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso played their first festival headline in North America.  They will play both the opening night of the festival onMarch 15th and the closing on March 24th in what is sure to be an emotional farewell to the group’s millions of fans across the globe and promises to create unrivalled memories for fans and the group alike.  A full list of tour dates can be found below. 

“Don’t You Worry Child” is now a solidified world-wide smash and continues to grow to epic heights.  It entered the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week and entered the top 5 on the Top 40 airplay charts this week.  The platinum, Grammy-nominated hit is the lead single from the Swedes’ second compilation album ‘UNTIL NOW’ which was released on October 22nd and forms the official soundtrack to the group’s massive world-wide One Last Tour( The DYWC video has racked up over 50 million views to date.

Masquerade Motel trailer:

One Last Tour trailer here:  

For information on One Last Tour, please visit
For full information on Swedish House Mafia’s Black Tie Rave, please

For SHM photos and press materials, please visit

“Don’t You Worry Child” video:

Visit SHM online at:

Masquerade Motel Set Times:


SHM                             10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso                          8:00 – 9:30pm
Otto Knows                   6:30 – 8:00pm
Mat Zo                          5:00 – 6:30pm
Third Party                    3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
NERO DJ Set                8:30 – 10:00pm
Sub Focus                    7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork                     5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta                         4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie)  3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open                  2:00pm


SHM                             10:00 - 12:00am
Alesso                          8:00 – 9:30pm
Zedd                            6:30 – 8:00pm
AN21 & Max Vangeli      5:00 – 6:30pm
NO_ID                          3:30 – 5:00pm

The Ballroom:
Sub Focus                    8:30 – 10:00pm
Style Of Eye                 7:00 – 8:00pm
Clockwork                     5:30 – 7:00pm
Monsta                         4:30 – 5:30pm
Take One (SHM Movie)  3:30 – 4:20pm
Doors Open                  2:00pm

One Last Tour North American Dates:

FEB 8TH           FORO ALTERNO – GUADALAJARA with Otto Knows
FEB 9TH           FORO SOL – MEXICO CITY with Otto Knows
                        AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening
                        AN21 & Max Vangeli Opening
                        Otto Knows Opening
                        NO_ID Opening
NO-ID Opening
                        Anthony Atalla Opening
                        Otto Knows Opening
                        Otto Knows Opening
                        AN21 Opening
                        Pete Tong and Carl Kennedy Opening
                        Armand Van Helden, Pete Tong Opening
                        Pete Tong Opening
                        Otto Knows Opening
                        AN21 Opening
Mainstage: Alesso, Otto Knows, Mat Zo and Third Party
Marquee:  Nero (DJ Set), Sub Focus, Clockwork andMonsta
Mainstage: Alesso, Zedd ,AN21 & Max Vangeli & No ID
Marquee: Sub Focus, Style of Eye, Clockwork and Monsta