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The Soul of Vietnam

The Soul of Vietnam

On June 19, Distant Lands hosts Larry D’Attilio, a photographer and now author of The Soul of Vietnam, which “seamlessly explor(es) from North to South… express(ing) an awareness of subjects from the magnificent to the mundane.” “I had no intention to create a journalistic view of the country,” states Larry D’Attilio, “instead I wanted to describe the […]

Brother

Brother

  Brother by Thelma T. Reyna        The seventh time almost worked. Officer Bo Velez hovered in the hallway, poking his large, shaved head into the trauma room whenever nurses turned their backs. They knew him and didn’t kick him out, but they hated cops hanging around after they’d brought in their trauma victim. And […]

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

Jenna Franks has been waiting five years, two months, and eight days for a kidney transplant. Her mother Karol waits right along with her, next to her; in step, every step of the way. Along the way, Karol takes pictures. Stunning photographs. We’ve shared many, and here are some more. Enjoy. LA’s Venice canals…     […]

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock & the Consulting Detective

Ellen Dostal writing for Broadway Word calls it a “roguishly handsome production” and an “epic whodunit” with a cast that has “whip-smart abilities. Where Wicked Lit uses the mausoleum to achieve a spooky effect, the train depot plays into the dark and foggy night intrigue of Victorian England. It’s a surprisingly versatile canvas on which […]

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

Bottled Cocktails with Mark Brown

The Parkway Grill invites one and all to come learn the “tricks of the trade” about making cocktails on June 17. How about Barrel Aged Manhattan, Batch 40 Bourbon, or Barrel Old Fashioned? Jalapeño-spiked tequila even! Mark Brown leads this cocktail class—singles, pitchers, and bottles to go. Parkway Grill hors d’oeuvres served while you create […]

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths

Hold These Truths is currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. Saw this play last night. By far, one of the best I’ve ever seen. Deep, heart wrenching yet ironically entertaining true account of the Japanese concentration camps during WWII. Hits home on so many levels. E.G: Did you know American families were confined to live like […]

The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Brian Elerding is Executive Director of Lineage Performing Arts Center. We first met him through the Ensemble Shakespeare Theatre Company, which now performs at Descanso Gardens. Elerding is one of the good guys. He’s creative, approachable, generous with his time, passionate, and philanthropic—and supports events and productions in the same vein. If you see his name connected […]

Publishing 1-2-3

Publishing 1-2-3

Join editor Laurie Gibson on July 8-9 for publishing know-how. The following info is courtesy of Flintridge Bookstore… Saturday, July 8th, 2-3:30 p.m.: Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop, which is spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers. We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book […]

Thanks for Coming In

Thanks for Coming In

      Thanks for Coming In We just want to talk about your excursion on the 27th. Sunday before last.  Isn’t that right?  You wore that thrift store sombrero.  Move a little closer to the machine, please. There’s nothing to be afraid of.  Excursions are allowed. It isn’t as if you tried to escape.  […]

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Last Fridays Songwriter Night & Expressive Dance

Lyd and Mo of Lyd & Mo Photography are kicking it up a notch. Not only do they run their wedding, portrait and photography business, they’re welcoming into their studio and gallery space an alluring array of people and talents. This past January 27, Lyd and Mo launched Last Fridays Songwriter Night with songwriters and musicians performing […]

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