Cover Story The Most Wonderful Time of the Beer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | 12:00 pm More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News Stu n band lined upStu w starburst backgroundIf visions of beer glasses dance in your head every October, there’s good news for you. Grab your favorite stein and maybe a wench or two and celebrate Oktoberfest at Matt Denny’s on Saturday October 10th.This year, Matt Denny’s has moved their Oktoberfest from Sunday to Saturday, which is good news for you. Enjoy the Oom Pah Pah band, indulge in German food and drink “bier” to your heart’s content without worrying about that Monday morning hangover.This year’s celebration starts at 11:00 a.m. with music scheduled throughout the day, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Get your Chicken Dance on with Matt Denny’s Oom Pah Pah Band “Stewedshiedzel” led by Stewart Undem, a 33 season member of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.Boogie to the band and enjoy some stein and sausage. Try their signature Oktoberfest menu including grilled and sliced Bratwurst and Knackwurst sausages, soft baked pretzels and apple crisp.But, it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without the “bier”. Order the Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen, an amber brew originally made to celebrate Oktoberfest over 200 years ago or the classic Spaten Optimator, a rich beer with roasted malt flavor.There will be specialty glassware for sale on the day of the event but the real fun comes from bringing your own glasses and filling up at Oktoberfest. Cheers to that!Matt Denny’s is located at 145 Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Call them at (626) 462-0250 or visit mattdennys.com for more information.Left: Oom pah pah band. Right: Stu w wig n hat n beer Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
Classically trained pianist Holly Bowling reimagines Phish on solo piano.To say that pianist Holly Bowling is a big fan of Phish is a bit of an understatement.Bowling, a classically trained pianist who began playing at the age of five, has attended over 300 Phish shows. Her passion for the music of the Vermont based masters of jam has spilled over into her latest musical project, a collection of fifteen classic Phish tunes reinterpreted for piano entitled Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined for Solo Piano.Phish fans will revel in the solo piano treatment given to tunes like “Harry Hood,” “Waste,” and “Fly Famous Mockingbird.” Even more impressive, though, was the attention Bowling gave to the transcription of three live cuts, “Twist,” “The Wedge,” and a 37 minute “Tweezer” from the Lake Tahoe show in July of 2013.Yes, you read that right. Every note of a 37 minute “Tweezer,” painstakingly transcribed and played on solo piano. Never before has obsession so easily slipped into a maniacal beauty.I recently caught up with Holly Bowling to chat about that epic “Tweezer” and how I might get my wife to dig Phish a bit more.BRO – You’ve been to 300+ Phish shows. Favorite show of all time?HB – My favorite show is always the next one I’m going to! But I think my favorite show I’ve seen has to be 7/31/13, just for the Tahoe “Tweezer” alone. There are shows that are more complete, but the Tahoe “Tweezer” is the highest musical peak I’ve seen Phish attain, and that carries the show for me.BRO – I can’t get my wife to listen to 37 seconds of a Phish tune. You transcribed a 37 minute “Tweezer” for piano. Is there still time to help my wife “get” Phish on that level?HB – There’s definitely hope! I’ve heard from several people that Distillation of A Dream is a good way to get people into Phish who don’t “get it” yet. It’s sort of a hidden agenda with this record. You throw on this solo piano album around your family, your girlfriend, your coworker, whoever . . . and maybe they’re into it without realizing what they’re listening to. They ask you what it is and you tell them, “Ha! You’re listening to music by Phish right now and you like it!” Try it out on your wife and let me know how it goes.BRO – As a classically trained pianist, you are well familiar with the composers most of us know – Bach, Beethoven, Mozart. How do the guys in Phish stack up in comparison?HB – Oh, man. I can’t stack composers up against each other like that. But I will say this – as different as they are, I’ve had moments where Phish’s songwriting has taken me to the same inward place as listening to Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” and I’ve felt the same blissful rush of energy and loss of self while playing Beethoven’s “Waldstein Sonata” that I am always chasing at Phish shows. So they’re both able to achieve IT, and that’s what matters, as far as I’m concerned.BRO – Put together your favorite setlist for me.HB – For me, a perfect set is less about song selection and more about where the songs go once they break away from the composed structure, but my favorite songs in a live setting are “Tweezer,” “Ghost,” “Piper,” “Sand,” and”Twist,” especially the way they have been playing it this summer!! That would be a really solid five song second set right there. If I really get to design a completely unrealistic dream setlist, though, it would start with “Soundcheck Jam” and end with a “40 Minute Anything.” Maybe I’ll throw in a triple encore with with two songs I’m still chasing – “All Things Reconsidered” and “Izabella” – and top it off with “Sanity.”BRO – Page turns up sick and the band calls you to fill in. How quickly are you on the plane?HB – That would be the happiest day of my life. I’d be out the door so fast, I might even forget to put pants on.Holly Bowling will be in Colorado and California over the next couple weeks before returning to the East Coast for shows in New York and Vermont at the end of the month. For more on when and where you can catch Holly live, please check out her website.Make sure you check out Holly’s rendition of “The Squirming Coil” featured on this month’s Trail Mix, and if you are interested in ordering a copy of Distillation Of A Dream, point your browser here.
Edin Puhalo aka Iron Puki in Munich defended his title of the UBF Champion of Europe, after defeating Georgian Paata Aduashvili, by knockout in the 3rd round.Puhalo defended the title on the boxing show “The Ring of Fire 6”, which was held last night in Munich.“The opponent has given me an excellent fight, but thanks to the dedicated work and readiness, I managed to knock him out expressly and achieve my ninth victory, eight by knockout, in my careers,” said Puhalo.Upon arrival to Sarajevo, Puhalo will continue with regular training sessions, to achieve new victories and titles, because boxing is his great love and driving force together with his family and loved ones.(Source: klix.ba)
The Canadian Press MONCTON, N.B. — Former New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant says he’s stepping down as leader of the provincial Liberals earlier than planned.Gallant made the announcement at a news conference today in Moncton, saying he will resign at the party’s next caucus meeting.He says he will stay on as the MLA for Shediac Bay-Dieppe for the immediate future, but won’t be running in the next provincial election.Gallant had announced his intention to resign after his government failed to form a minority government in the weeks following the Sept. 24 provincial election.He was elected Liberal leader in 2012 and won a majority government in 2014.