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  • Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes

    Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes
    In a local tradition that stretches back to the early 1950s, 18 young women will be presented to society on Saturday evening, when the La Caņada Thursday Club holds its annual black-tie event, the Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Collecting war stories seldom told

    Harold Krebs was like any other boy in the one-horse Oklahoma town. The only difference was, he returned from World War I well after the Marine Second Division came home. Krebs arrived home too late to a hero’s welcome and struggled with integrating...

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

    Michael Feinstein meets the challenge
    Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops. “It was a moment of truth,” said Feinstein, who had...

    The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'

     The Valley Line: Dancing groups offer a 'Summer Serenade'
    That grand flag of our nation had its big day of celebration last Friday. I was up north in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my kids, Chris and Heather and their offspring, Aidan, 13; Lucan, 11; Catherine, 10; Ryan, 7 and Morgan, also 7. Just before...

    The leader of the Pops

    The leader of the Pops
    Michael Feinstein was surprised to be asked to fill the newly named Marvin Hamlisch Chair as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra. “I was gobsmacked,” Feinstein said, “and very touched.” Feinstein succeeds Hamlisch,...