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Coffee Gallery Backstage Music Promoter Wins Music Award

Bob Stane, who runs Altadena's Coffee Gallery Backstage music venue, has been given an award by the organizers of the annual Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest.

Local resident and Altadena Patch reader Donna Barnes-Roberts has the following tribute to Coffee Gallery Backstage promoter Bob Stane, who has been named the Music Legend Award winner at the Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest:

Yes, the venerable Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest has named Bob Stane as their Legend Award winner for 2012.  Bob has made a career of keeping the music alive at various venues including the Ice House in Pasadena until his sort-of-retirement in the 70's.  He now runs the relaxed and enjoyable The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Lake Ave., in Altadena.  Through his many years of providing a place for musicians and entertainers to play, he has helped along a long list of yesterday and today's legends.  For that we are all grateful.  And he has again won the hearts of those of us who love having such a world-class venue in our own backyard.  Thank you Bob. 

Besides running the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Stane and a friend were also responsible for in Pasadena as a guerilla art installation.  The fork has since been reinstalled as a permitted piece of public art.

Leslie M Wilkins May 11, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Excellent!! Congratulations. I was thrilled when The Fork inThe Road was reinstalled. I smile every time I pass it. A wonderful addition to Pasadena. Now we need something special to grace our Altadena landscape...

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