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Women’s Equality Day Celebration: The Day Women Received the Right to Vote

To celebrate Women's Equality Day and the day women received the right to vote, Pasadena Central Library will hold a special screening of Filmmaker/Director Jennifer Lee's "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" on Tuesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. in Central Library's Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut St. followed by a question and answer session led by filmmaker Lee.

"Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation" is a one-hour film about the women's liberation movement covering the years 1963-1970. The film won "Best of the Fest" for documentary at the Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival. The documentary explores the significance of the second wave of the women's liberation movement on our lives.

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Calling All Pasadena-Area Teen Musicians!

Pasadena Educational Foundation Now Accepting Song Submissions for ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands

African American news from Pasadena - Arts - Rock 3 PEF Battle of the Bands seek teen musiciansPasadena, CA - The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is now accepting submissions from Pasadena-area teen bands for the ROCK 4 PEF Battle of the Bands. This inaugural event will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, September 21 at Levitt Pavilion in Old Town Pasadena. Al Madrigal, comedian and star of NBC's About a Boy, will be the guest MC for this free community event. Deadline for band submissions is Wednesday, August 20.

Local bands will be selected to play at the Battle of the Bands concert through a two-tiered selection process (online voting and expert panel selection) with up to ten bands selected to play at the Battle of Bands. The top finalists will be given the chance to meet with members of Ozomatli for individual coaching sessions to help prepare them for the big day. Bands will be competing for a grand prize that includes studio time at Crown City Studios in Pasadena where they will walk away with a digital recording of their music, custom artwork that will be printed as both a poster and an album cover and the opportunity to open for the headliner at ROCK 4 PEF.

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