Pasadena POPS will move to new venue, in Pasadena, for 2010 season

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Culture Monster reported early this morning that the Pasadena POPS will move from Descanso Gardens, where they’ve played for the past 12 years, to a lawn near the Rose Bowl.

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The rendering at right, photographed by Keith Birmingham, shows what the new venue adjacent to the Rose Bowl will look like.

The POPS — along with musical director Rachael Worby — return to its namesake city for the 2010 season, starting on June 19 with a fireworks concert.

The Star-News has a gallery of photos from the press conference Friday.

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The bottom photo at right, taken in 1996, shows Victor Vener conducting the Pasadena POPS during an evening summer picnic at Descanso Gardens.

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