Pasadena California is located near Burbank and is serviced by Bob Hop Airport (BUR). Pasadena is the home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The parade was established from a festival that showcased the city's blooming flowers, and the Rose Bowl football game.
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a popular television entertainment industry venue for special events. The auditorium is a civic center located in the historic Pasadena Civic Center District. This district is located on the National Register of Historic Places and in addition to the auditorium, includes City Hall, the Post Office, and the Central Library. The auditorium is the home of the annual NAACP Image Awards, the annual Daytime Emmy Awards and the annual People's Choice Awards. This auditorium has also hosted special events such as "Hollywood Wek" of the American Idol tv show, America's Got Talent auditions and the Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever special where the late Michael Jackson debuted his famous moonwalk.
Pasadena is also the home of Pasadena Playhouse, California's famous State Theatre, where plays by playwrights such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eugene O'Neil and Tennessee Williams have premiered. The Fremont Centre Theatre, founded by Days of Our Lives Emmy Winning Lead Actor, James Reynolds and his wife Lissa, is also located in Pasadena. The Langham Huntington, located at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, is Pasadena's landmark luxury hotel & spa, featuring Michelin Star dining in The Dining Room by celebrity chef de cuisine Michael Voltaggio.