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Ben L’Oncle Soul – This Saturday at Make Music Pasadena!

This Saturday, June 18, neo-soul singer Ben L’Oncle Soul will play his first U.S. show at the Luckman World Music Stage at Make Music Pasadena. From The Windish Agency’s website:

“Ben’s groove is undeniably American, in terms of respecting the standards of the Motown genre, in that it remains soul music with a distinct pop influence (in Elle Me Dit, and Demain J’Arrête), but without any attempt to behave. At liberty to, the Soul Uncle additionally covers the old bow-tied crooners’ range on Mon Amour, and the funky R&B of Stevie Wonder on I Don’t Wanna Waste on his flourishing collection of 60s standards written in 2010. As we know that Motown Records’ nickname in the 60s was The Hit Factory, no doubt remains: Ben L’Oncle Soul really couldn’t escape his fate.”

See Ben L’Oncle Soul at 4 pm at the Luckman World Music Stage during Make Music Pasadena this Saturday, June 18! To listen to samples of his music, visit his Myspace page by clicking here.

For more information on Make Music Pasadena, visit the website by clicking here.

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Carla Morrison at Make Music Pasadena!

Mexican pop-rock singer/songwriter Carla Morrison will be performing at the Luckman World Music Stage for this year’s Make Music Pasadena! Morrison’s music relies heavily on clips and loops, layering sounds with keyboard and guitar effects. Have a listen over at her website, by clicking here! And stop by the Luckman World Music Stage this Saturday, June 18 at 2 pm to see her perform live. For more information about Make Music Pasadena, visit the website.

Hello Seahorse! at Make Music Pasadena

Hello Seahorse! will be performing at this year’s Make Music Pasadena, Southern California’s largest free music festival! The band formed in 2005, but has already achieved critical acclaim, including nominations for two Latin Grammys. When dummer Bonnz was asked in a recent interview with Pasadena Magazine to classify their sound, he said some call it indie pop, but really “what you hear is the sound of us trying to express ourselves.”

For more information about Hello Seahorse! and to hear samples of their music, visit their website at http://www.helloseahorse.com, or just click here. Also, check out the interview with Hello Seahorse! in the latest issue of Pasadena Magazine.

Hello Seahorse! will be performing at Make Music Pasadena at the Luckman World Music Stage on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 pm.

For more information about Make Music Pasadena, visit the website by clicking here.

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

There’s an exciting exhibition on display now through September 4th at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA). It’s called Clayton Brothers: Inside Out and features work by brothers Rob and Christian Clayton.

From the PMCA website:

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out is the first major museum exhibition of the work of Rob and Christian Clayton. Featuring their paintings and mixed-media installations, the exhibition surveys the brothers’ edgy aesthetic inspired by California skateboard and surf culture, punk rock, folk art, cartoons, and street art. The Clayton Brothers have been working collaboratively since 1996, constructing complex narratives that introduce memorable characters and comment wryly on contemporary life. ”

For more information about this show, visit the PMCA’s website by clicking here.

TWIST, An American Musical

Now through July 17th, the Pasadena Playhouse presents TWIST, An American Musical. This heartwarming family musical is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. Set in New Orleans on the eve of the Great Depression, TWIST tells the story of a young orphan boy born of a courageous white mother and an incredibly talented black father who navigates the colorful and sometimes rough waters of street life and racial intolerance in his quest to find his family and to find love. TWIST features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Tena Clark, music by Gary Prim, and is set to be directed and choreographed by Golden Globe and multi-Emmy Award-winner Debbie Allen. The score for TWIST embraces the musical pulse of New Orleans in the 1920’s and is highlighted by a tapestry of soaring ballads, hot jazz, blues, gospel and tap-infused dance numbers that will take audiences along this magical journey.

For tickets and more information, visit the TWIST, An American Musical website by clicking here.

Fusion Friday at the Pacific Asia Museum

The Playhouse District’s Pacific Asia Museum is hosting Fusion Friday! Fusion Fridays is a dynamic summertime evening series that combines art, DJ music, dance and demos, cultural activities, food from some of LA’s most popular gourmet Trucks, and conversation with the Museum’s Curators and Educators. These events are outdoors and indoors! Cocktail or Asian Fusion dress is highly encouraged.

This Friday, enjoy Taiko drums, paddle a dragon boat, and make your own dragon to bring home! DJ Tony Cheung will be spinning in the courtyard and gourmet food trucks Dumpling Station and The Sweets Truck will be in the parking lot.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, and free for members!

Buy Tickets for Fusion Fridays on Eventbrite Now by clicking here.

VOTE VROMAN’S 2009 NICKELODEON PARENTS’ PICK

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Vroman’s has been nominated for Best Bookstore in Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards! They need your help to win! Vote for them once a day, every day, from now until July 15 at www.parentsconnect.com/parentspicks .