“As far as we’re concerned, the big wine event (this weekend) is in Sierra Madre, because it goes to a great cause,” said Russ Meek, sommelier and managing partner of redwhite+bluezz, which, along with Pasadena Entertainment, produces the Pasadena Wine Festival. “Anyone who goes to that (one) gets into ours for free.”
Meek said he hopes the offer will encourage festival-goers to “cruise around” to both events benefiting deserving causes.
Pasadena Playhouse officials said the theater company emerged Wednesday from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after its financial reorganization plan was approved by a Los Angeles court.
“We are deeply grateful for the collective support that has allowed the Playhouse to expeditiously move through this difficult and sometimes painful process,” said Stephen Eich, executive director of the Playhouse, in a statement.
“Although we will be moving slowly in the future to ensure financial responsibility and stability, we will in fact be back,” Eich said.
As part of an effort to resurrect the historic theater and shed its “unbearable” debts, Playhouse officials also said they received an anonymous matching pledge of $1 million earlier this year, and they hope a continued fundraising campaign will match or exceed the donation.
Over the weekend, Star-News reporter Janette Williams wrote about the new headquarters for contemporary performing arts troupe Lineage Dance. After 10 years of performing in and around the city, the group now has a permanent, 2,700-square foot space in Old Pasadena.
It’s the second space dedicated to modern dance and choreography to open in recent months in Pasadena. The Pennington Dance Group’s ARC (“A Room to Create”) Pasadena studio opened in April.
Photographer Keith Birmingham checked in at the new Lineage studio and caught some of the dancers rehearsing for the gala opening of the center.
Rose Magazine’s winter issue is now available around town. In addition to our regular feature stories and departments, you’ll find inside the ultimate guide to the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl and beyond. We also cover the best of local shopping, dining, arts and culture.
Pasadena Star-News subscribers received a copy of the magazine with their Sunday paper.
Additional copies are available in many city centers, including hotels, restaurants, the Convention Center and the Star-News office on Colorado Boulevard.
This commemorative issue will also be sold along the parade route on New Year’s Day.