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Nobresil

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena at Memorial Park

85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA

7:00pm

Driven by soulful, Bossa based rhythms, colorful and exotic instrumentation, and the sensual voice and beautiful phrasing of multi-lingual lead vocalist Mari Nobre, Nobresil offers and unique, multi-cultural world jazz and Brazilian music vibe. The group works magic with a mix of classic Brazilian tunes, infectious new compositions and fresh twists such as on The Gershwins’ “Fascinating Rhythm” and the Oscar-winning ballad “Up Where We Belong.” Nobresil is part pop, part jazz, and part World music.

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Lit Cine Presents The Vanishing American

Laemmle's Playhouse 7

673 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, 91101

7:30pm to 10:30pm

Lit Crawl L.A. proudly presents vintage files with conversations and readings of cinema’s impact on the Los Angeles literary community and life in the Southland. Lit Crawl L.A.’s first film screening series celebrates the intersection of film and L.A. literature. The second film in this series is The Vanishing American.

This screening will explore images of Native Americans, then and now, and the current impact of drought and fracking on Native land rights and Native writers. Readings and conversation led by Larry Smith (Lumbee Nation), host of KPFK’s American Indian Airwaves.

A portion of ticket purchases will support Lit Crawl L.A., a free to the public, grassroots literary festival, returning to the NoHo Arts District on Wednesday October 21, 2015, as a free-to-the-public evening of 40 presenters including readings series, lit journals, performance groups, local presses and more at 35+ locations in the NoHo Arts District. For more information, visit http://litcrawl.org/la/.

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Tuesday, September 8

Real Women Have Curves

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

8:00pm

Set in a tiny sewing factory in East Los Angeles, five full-figured women race to meet an impossible deadline to keep the small business alive. This award-winning comedy by acclaimed playwright Josefina López was the basis for the film of the same name starring America Ferrera and has been updated for The Pasadena Playhouse’s 2015 production. Real Women Have Curves celebrates real bodies, life in southern California, and the incredible bond when women work together.

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