Rose Magazine’s fall arts and culture issue on stands tomorrow

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Our fall arts and culture issue comes out tomorrow, and it’s packed with the best creative happenings of the season. Pick up a copy of the Star-News, and look for the magazine inside.
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Besides our regular shopping, event and book departments, feature stories in the new issue include:
  • Street fashion photography spread, shot on location at One Colorado
  • Coffee as art: An exploration of Pasadena’s top micro-roasters
  • Writer Lian Dolan chats about her first novel “Helen of Pasadena”
  • Gallery guide: Fall for the arts with top-notch exhibitions and events in November and December
If you subscribe to the Star-News, you’ll receive a copy with your regular delivery.

We’ll also post the digital edition here, so check back starting tomorrow for lots of online exclusives like photo galleries and extra content.

(Cover photo by Watchara Phomicinda / Staff)

2 Foothill cities, 2 wine and jazz benefits, this Saturday only

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And there’s no reason to miss either free-flowing, beat-filled soiree.
Organizers of the Pasadena Wine Festival will offer free admission to anyone who shows a ticket for the nearby Sierra Madre Wine and Jazz Walk benefiting City of Hope.
“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.

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Pasadena Playhouse emerges from bankruptcy

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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.

UPDATED: The house that cake built

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ANSWER: Pasadena City Hall. More photos here.
Students at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena are building a very special confection that, when finished, will be a cake-and-icing replica of a local structure.
Can you guess which it will be?
(Hint: It’s not actually a house. The headline is just a clever diversion.)
(Photos by Walt Mancini / Staff)

Local motion: Scenes from the Lineage Performing Arts Center

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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.
More photos after the jump.

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Rose Magazine special parade issue available now

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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.