First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Juli Crockett. Photo credit Juli CrockettThe Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, and leader of an alt-country/Americana genre-defying band and you’ll get the picture. Don’t forget to add Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communications to her resume. Doo Dah organizers say “Juli is a fierce and brilliant artist who embodies the spirit of our event!”Before turning pro, Juli was a Blue and Gold National boxing champion. Writer Jerry Boyd (aka F.X. Toole) became convinced she was the real-life incarnation of Maggie Fitzgerald, the character he turned into a “Million Dollar Baby,” which in turn swept four Academy Awards under the film direction of Clint Eastwood.As a playwright/director, Crockett is best known for her adaptations of classic works of literature and philosophy. Her work has been presented on multiple stages across the country, including the REDCAT in Los Angeles. She has also directed her own production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, one of the most prestigious art festivals in the world.Her music career centers on writing songs and performing with The Evangenitals, who have produced four albums and frequently tour the U.S. This month, Juli performed in Pasadena with folk music legend Jim Kweskin, who has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and the Doors, among other iconic figures. True to her eclectic spirit, Juli will be directing and performing in Some Cars at the MorYork space in the NELA arts district this coming Thursday through Sunday.Juli Crockett joins Doo Dah’s recently crowned Queen Veronika MeowMeowz at the 38th Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, November 22nd, stepping off at 11:00 a.m. in East Pasadena. Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country and was named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit Pasadena Doo Dah’s website’s Archives page.The 38th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will be held on Sunday, November 22nd, stepping off at 11:00 a.m. at Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena. Always free-of-charge! Call the Public Info Line at (626) 590-7596 for more information.Plenty of street parking is available ~ Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area. Call Lyft or a cab.Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries, popular food trucks along the parade route, and buy a new Doo Dah t-shirt. Stick around for the after parties all within close walking distance.Entry Forms and further information to be found on the website:www.pasadenadoodahparade.infowww.facebook.com/PasadenaDooDahParade EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News People Grand Marshal For Pasadena Doo Dah Announced Doo Dah Parade Dubs Playwright/Director, Musician and “Million Dollar Baby” as its Grand Marshal From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 11:20 am Community News HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. 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By Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 2) – Races for tonight at Marshalltown Speedway have been canceled because of wet conditions. Next Friday night, May 9 is the annual Cliff Chambers Memorial program presented by Local UAW 893.