Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rose Leaf Ragtime Club in Monrovia June 30

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, which meets on the last Sunday of every month, will have its next musical get-together this Sunday, June 30th at Wang’s Place, 120 E. Lemon Ave., Monrovia, in the old town area. After stepping into the foyer, enter the separate meeting room through the door to your right. The meeting time will be from 1:00 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m.

Wang's Place in Monrovia, Home of the Rose Leaf ClubOwner Jeffrey Wang prepares a scrumptious all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet with champagne and other drinks included at $13.99, or attendees may order from his extensive menu. Free parking is available in several nearby city-owned lots or on the street nearby. Most street parking is unrestricted on Sundays.

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club features performers on piano and other instruments playing ragtime and other related 
Jimmy Green and Bill Mitchell at the Rose Leaf Ragtime Clubtypes of music. All performers and listeners are welcome.  The only charge is to non-performers who are asked to make a $2.00 donation.

For further information, call Hal Leavens: (626) 359-8648 or Ron Ross: (818) 766-2384 or send e-mail to:

The Rose Leaf Ragtime Club is on the web at:

Pasadena Museum of History seeks wedding memories

 Pasadena Museum of History wants to spotlight your special wedding memories – and share them with the public!
                In partnership with, PMH invites you to help us create a virtual exhibition that celebrates our community’s rich wedding history.  Your memories and the images/videos illustrating them will be featured this summer in a special section of the local online newsmagazine.
                This virtual “gallery” is a companion piece to the Museum’s current two-part exhibition, I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot, whichspotlights the wedding dress as an icon of social customs through the decades. Part I, 1850 to 1950 – on view through July 14 --showcases forty-two vintage wedding gowns from the PMH collection, along with historical narratives that tell the tale of a changing society as illustrated by this singular fashion item.  Part II, on view August 10 through October 20, presents gowns on loan from local residents, bridal shops, and designers that define a specific style and together create a chronology of bridal fashion decade by decade from 1950 to today.
Share Your Stories!
                We need your help to make this virtual exhibition come to life.  For the next few months, we will be collecting stories, images, and short videos to feature on  Please consider sharing one special memory from your own personal experience. Together, these memories and the images that accompany them will provide a representation of our common participation in an age-old ritual of uniting to celebrate love, family, partnership, and community.
                The “one special memory” may be from your own wedding, from one that you attended as a friend or family member, or a story handed down through your family history.  We are particularly interested in collecting memories that include a connection to the Pasadena community, but this is not a requirement. For a list of questions and topics to help you get started, please visit the PMH website at
Submission Guidelines
·         Send your memories (text and image/video) via email to: .  Pleasedo not mail hard copies.
·         Memories should be 50-500 words in length and may be written in the body of the email or submitted as an attached document (such as a Word file).
·         We encourage you to include images or a short video file to illustrate your written memory. All images should be digital JPEG files attached to the email. Video clips should be under 2 minutes long and also attached to the email submission.
·         Include your name and phone number, the bride & groom names, date & location of wedding, and your connection to Pasadena (if any).
·         The use of profanity and/or inappropriate images will disqualify your entry.  Curators of this virtual exhibit reserve the right to edit all submissions. Due to the large volume of entries, we may not be able to post all entries. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact us at

Hula and Chant competition in Long Beach Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Southern California’s only Hula & Chant Competition is back at the Long Beach Terrace Theater this Labor Day weekend to celebrate and honor Hawaiian tradition and values at the 19th Annual E Hula Mau®. The celebration features three days of competition, with 13 halau (dance schools) from all over California and Nevada. In addition to the competition, E Hula Mau®provides the public free entry to the outside festivities, which includes arts and crafts, Hawaiian food, lectures, workshops, contests and entertainment.

The 19th annual competition is sponsored by NĂ  Mamo® (The Cherished Offspring), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving key Hawaiian values through social interaction and education.

Since 1995, E Hula Mau® has blended honored traditions with innovative ideas, creating a wonderful Hawaiian experience and feeling of ‘ohana (family) for event participants and spectators.

This year, approximately 600 dancers will be sharing their rendition of the hula (dance), mele (music) and oli (chant) as they compete throughout the weekend.

E Hula Mau® is an event where people will have opportunity to learn and appreciate the understanding of Hawaiian traditions,” said E Hula Mau® chair Mel Napuunoa. “We want to give people the chance to experience the kinetic poetry of hula and chant right here in Southern California.”

Various cultural workshops will be held throughout the weekend in the Hawaiian Cultural Village in front of the Terrace Theater and at The Westin Hotel in Long Beach. This year’s workshops feature the art of lei making, Hawaiian educational lectures, a slack key workshop, hula workshops and many more. All are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Some fees may apply. (Click here for a full list of workshops:

E Hula Mau® will also have a number of creative artisans and crafters demonstrating their talents throughout the weekend, along with a myriad of options for food, outdoor entertainment and informational booth for Hawaiian community organizations– all open for the public to enjoy!


HULA & CHANT COMPETITION: Ticket purchase required


Friday, August 30th

3:30PM – 9:30PM - Competition Opening Ceremonies: Hula Pakahi (Solo Performances) Solo Awards Presentation "Wahine Soloist to be Crowned Miss E Hula Mau"

Saturday, August 31st

10:00AM – 5:00PM- Competition Opening Ceremonies: Kahiko (Ancient) Group & Oli (Chant) Performances, Kahiko & Oli Awards Presentation

Sunday, September 1st

10:00AM – 5:30PM - Competition Opening Ceremony: 'Auana (Contemporary) Group Performances, 'Auana Awards Presentation


Friday, August 30th

12noon – 9PM - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair and Food Court Hawaiian Cultural Village & Workshops (Some fees may apply)
9PM – 12AM - Hawaiian Entertainment at The Westin Long Beach Hotel Lobby

Saturday, August 31st

8AM – 10AM - Lei Making Workshop (Workshop fee applies)
8AM – 7:00PM - Island Food Court
9AM - 7:00PM - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair Hawaiian Cultural Village & Workshops(Some fees may apply)
10AM - 12PM - Slack Key Workshop – Westin Long Beach Hotel Marina Room ($45.00 at the door)
10AM – 5:30PM - Outdoor Plaza Stage Entertainment
9PM - 12AM - Hawaiian Entertainment at The Westin Long Beach Hotel Lobby – Kanikapila Jam

Sunday, September 1st

8AM and at  12PM - Hawaiian Lecture - TBA
8AM – 7PM - Island Food Court
9AM - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts Fair Hawaiian Cultural Village & Workshops (Some fees may apply)
9AM – 10AM - Lei Contest
10AM – 5:30PM - Outdoor Plaza Stage Entertainment
12:30PM – 1PM - Lei Contest Award Presentation Plaza Outdoor Stage
9PM -12AM - Hawaiian Entertainment at The Westin Long Beach Hotel Lobby

Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)

9AM - 12PM - Hula Kahiko Workshop - Kumu Maelia Carter ($25 cash fee at the door) at The Westin Long Beach Hotel
1PM - 4PM - Hula 'Auana Workshop - Loea Kawaikapuokalani Hewett ($25 cash fee at the door) at The Westin Long Beach Hotel

Competition tickets are $25 per day and can be purchased through the Long Beach Performing Arts Center and the E Hula Mau® website ( The cultural village is free to attend and workshops may have an additional fee. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
For more information about E Hula Mau®, please visit

Upcoming Goldenvoice concerts week of June 27

On Sale Now!

2nd show added
Best Coast with Bleached and The Lovely Bad Things
August 19th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $25 / on sale now

Goldenvoice and KCRW present
Ra Ra Riot with Caveman
September 14th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22.50 / on sale now

On Sale Friday!

An Evening with Rick Ross and Band
August 14th / Club Nokia / Doors: 7:30pm / VIP / GA $39.50 adv, GA $45 dos / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

Goldenvoice and The Do LaB present
Moderat (Modeselektor + Apparat)
August 29th / Club Nokia / Doors: 9pm / GA $23.50 - $30 adv, GA $35 dos /on sale 6/28 @ 10am

Bullet For My Valentine with Black Veil Brides (press release attached)
September 28th / Club Nokia / Doors: 6:30pm / GA $29.50, VIP/PIT $39.50 / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

The Dear Hunter with String Quartet plus special guests (press release attached) 
September 28th / Fox Theater Pomona / Doors: 7pm / $25 adv, $30 dos / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

Anathema and Alcest with special guest MAMIFFER (press release attached)
October 3rd / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

The Avett Brothers with special guest Nicholas David 
October 9th / Shrine Auditorium / Doors: 7pm / $39.50, $49.50 / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls with The Smith Street Band and Koo Koo Kanga Roo (press release attached)  
October 14 / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $22.50 / on sale 6/28 @ 10am

On Sale Saturday!

The Polyphonic Spree
August 22nd / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $22 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

Coeur de Pirate
September 14th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

Bastille (press release attached)
September 18th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

September 19th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $25 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

The Vaccines
September 22nd / Mayan Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $27 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

Sky Ferreira
September 29th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

You Me At Six 
October 4th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $17 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

October 26th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

Goldenvoice and The Do LaB present
Beats Antique
November 15th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $25 / on sale 6/29 @ 10am

Added Support

Booker T plus special guests Anthony Hamilton, Jay James, Kori Withers, Poncho Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and DJ Rick Singer
June 25th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 7pm / $35 / on sale now

Amadou and Mariam with Jeremy Sole
July 10th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 7pm / GA $30, BALC $42.50 / on sale now

Peter Murphy with Ours, Eyes On Film and Richard Thorne
July 26th and 27th / Fonda Theatre / Doors: 8pm / GA $27.50 adv, GA $28 dos, VIP $75 / on sale now

Souls of Mischief with A-1
August 16th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale now

Vintage Trouble with Jeremy Sole
September 7th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $18 / on sale now

The Slackers with The Debonaires
September 20th / El Rey Theatre / Doors: 8pm / $20 / on sale now