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Photos: Celebrating LA Puppet Fest at the International Puppetry Museum

by Kevin Ferguson | Off-Ramp

The International Puppetry Museum opened in Pasadena 15 years ago. Kevin Ferguson/KPCC

April marks Los Angeles' first ever Puppet Festival: a celebration of an artform that includes marionettes, muppets, action figures and more. There've been events at the Skirball Cultural Center, Bob Baker's Marionette Theater and--still to come--a Million Puppet March in Santa Monica. 

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Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson went to the International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena and talked with Joe Smoke, from the LA Department of Cultural Affairs, who co-sponsored the festival and the Museum's founder, Alan Cook.

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