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Soirée Under the Stars

Soirée Under the Stars
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It’s all about permanency for Five Acres—helping children find permanency, lasting bonds, and security. And, since Five Acres was founded 128 years ago in 1888, initially as the Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles and working primarily as an orphanage, the organization has grown and evolved in order to become even more beneficial and successful when it […]

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Billie Holiday Front & Center

Sybil Harris embodies Billie Holiday in Billy Holiday Front and Center at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena. Harris played Holiday in the national tour of Sang Sista Sang, which was produced by Smokey Robinson, William Mickey Stephenson, and B’Anca. Jazz musicians will accompany Harris as she sings Holiday’s most famous songs in this […]

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

Hedda Gabler at Antaeus

We’d forgotten that Henrik Ibsen’s play Hedda Gabler had its world premiere in 1891; we don’t think of it as being a vintage work. And perhaps that’s part of Ibsen’s genius, having written plays such as A Doll’s House that confronted mores of the day with Nora, the main character, struggling with her traditional roll […]

Thank you, Rocky

Thank you, Rocky

It’s been thirty years. For some people, Rocky Behr’s Folk Tree on South Fair Oaks Avenue right across from Centra Park is a place they’ve known all their adult lives, a nook of a store full of treasures. For the area as a whole, for the Mexican artists whose folk art was sold, for the […]

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Another Darko Dawson Mystery

Many of the reviews of Wife of the Gods mention that if you “like” The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency then you’ll “love” Dr. Kwei Quartey’s first novel. Nothing against Alexander McCall Smith, but it’s a bit like “apples and oranges.” This is what we wrote in early 2013 about Pasadena resident Kwei Quartey’s most recent mystery novel at […]

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

“Third” by Wendy Wasserstein

Regarding the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Wendy Wasserstein’s last play Third, which was written shortly before her death in 2005, Mark Favermann at Berkshire Fine Arts writes, “It is among her wittiest, wisest, and perhaps most personal play.” Favermann continues… Set at an unnamed, elite, New England liberal arts college, this play’s central character, Professor Laurie Jameson, […]

Summer Whites

Summer Whites

We often hear good stories: quirky yarns, eccentric takes. We’d like to add this to the treasure chest. A gentleman in the early 20th century—perhaps so fearful, wary, and diligent in regard to the safety of his family—that he asks his architect to make his soon-to-be constructed new home fireproof. The resulting bungalow is indeed fireproof, thanks […]

Artists at Play

Artists at Play

Since 2011, “a collective of Asian American creative professionals” have been telling ‘the stories of communities underrepresented in theatre.” Artists at Play debut on the local theater scene was its production and the L. A. premiere of Lauren Yee’s “cheekily subversive comedy” Ching Chong Chinaman, which was followed in 2012 by Edith Can Shoot Things and […]

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Avec Eric: Chef Ripert in Conversation with Jonathan Gold

Eric Ripert is executive chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City. Born in France, Ripert attended culinary school in Perpignan and moved to the U. S. in 1989. By 1994 and at the age of 29, he was executive chef at Le Bernardin and earned a 4-star rating from the New York […]

Enduring Heroes

Enduring Heroes

Todd, JP, Willie, Sergio, Cory, Rogelio, Joe, Adam, Dion, Carla, and Scott. They “are a diverse group of young soldiers who, nonetheless, have much in common. Those lucky enough to have known them, remember their bravery, selflessness, and the love they brought into the world.” They are… Army 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant Marine 2nd Lt. James […]

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