Photos: Rose Magazine kick-off party with the Pasadena POPS

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Rose Magazine partnered with the Pasadena POPS and the Star-News to celebrate the kick-off of our summer dining and entertainment issue on Friday, June 18.
The party was held on the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl, which is the new concert venue for the POPS.
Guests enjoyed food and drink from Pasadena eateries like Porta Via and Polkatots Cupcakes.
Rose Magazine’s Woman of the Year, Nadine Washington, helped co-host the celebration and was honored with an official pin recognizing the commendation.
The festivities concluded with a working-rehearsal performance by the POPS and guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie, as they prepared to open their summer concert season the following night.
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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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