All Pasadena, all the time: Follow Rose Magazine on Twitter

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We’re back from the crucible of deadline and ever-so-pleased to announce that this month’s issue of Rose Magazine will be hitting stands very soon on April 14.
Now that the magazine has been put to bed, expect to see a lot more activity from us on this blog. (Hooray!)
And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, too, where we hand-curate the best and most important picks from Pasadena-area arts, culture, science and news.


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.

That’s genius: Art Center students turn symphony experience on its ear

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Art Center College of Design students have been thinking a lot lately about how to give the Pasadena symphony-going experience a fresh, visionary appeal.

Students in Mikio Osaki’s “The Agency” advertising class came up with a quirky “Magritte meets Dali” marketing campaign for the Pasadena Symphony that’s getting a lot of attention. It involves a fiberglass ear that measures more than 3 feet tall; The ear last week made its YouTube debut, and you can check out the video at Culture Monster.

Rob Ball’s environmental-design class also took on “The Symphony Project” to give symphony officials some light-bulb-brilliant ideas for attracting a younger audience and enhancing the musical experience as a whole. Their presentations proved to be chock full of that whimsical stuff only Art Center students would dream up. Read the full story on “The Symphony Project,” above, in Rose Magazine.

Below is a photo gallery, courtesy of Art Center, of the environmental-design students’ symphony presentation.

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