Archive for ‘May, 2014’


How I Lost My Best Friends

How I Lost My Best Friends

“I think the idea for this film was inspired by a lot of things,” says Natalie Schwan, author of the How I Lost My Best Friends, a screenplay currently undergoing a Kickstarter campaign. “The backbone for the theme is pretty close to what I am currently experiencing in my life, being in my early twenties and […]

Friends mourn Echo Park man killed in hammer attack

Friends mourn Echo Park man killed in hammer attack

Juan Sanchez grew up in Echo Park ECHO PARK — Juan Sanchez grew up on Morton Avenue in Echo Park, where he attended local schools and excelled at soccer, football and making people laugh, said his friend Jose Villafuerte.  “He was a really funny guy – he made everybody laugh,” he said.  Now, those memories […]

After Ukraine election, violence spikes in the east

After Ukraine election, violence spikes in the east

Presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko gives a press conference in Kiev after exit polls were announced on May 25, 2014. ; Credit: SERGEI GAPON/AFP/Getty Images After Ukraine election, violence spikes in the east: Ukraine’s success of an orderly election was short-lived as a violent attack at the Donetsk airport saw 40 people killed Monday. Donetsk mayor […]

Open Studios – Up Close & Personal

Open Studios – Up Close & Personal

Not only will there be art to be found in well-known local hangouts such as Perry’s Joint and Sidewalk Cafe, but personal homes and studio spaces are open to the public on Sunday, June 1st for an even larger, ever-growing Open Studio Days. Park on Oakland Avenue along a street of California Craftsman homes. Find the […]

The Daylily Show

The Daylily Show

Their scientific name is Hemerocallis. Those who are not so scientific, call them daylilies. The daylily is “sometimes referred to as the perfect perennial.” Why? Because it is: Available in a rainbow of colors and a variety of shapes and sizes. Able to survive with very little care in a wide range of climates. Suitable for […]

On Hold

On Hold

Phone rings 3:10 a.m. dad in hospital come now heart races little girl in white dress snaps to attention 3,000 miles last seat on flight feels different this time frail man in a chair my knees want to buckle hi dad I’m here Gerdie is that you? Yes, it’s me I feel him slipping away […]

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is divided into three parts, titled Spring, In the Tavern, and Love. “Everything that’s important in life is in this piece. There you go,” says conductor Marin Alsop in a 2006 interview with NPR Music. Professional soloists and a chamber orchestra with two pianos and a “fleet” of percussion instruments will join Pasadena Master […]

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013

In Memory of My Fallen Ancestors – Updated from Memorial Day 2013

Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.  The photo above is of my fourth great-grandfather, Major John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), who served in the War of 1812 under General Andrew Jackson, first in the 1814 Creek War and then at the Battle of New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815, the final battle of the […]

Pachamama: World Mother

Pachamama: World Mother

In early literature, she was depicted as “a cruel goddess eager to collect her sacrifices,” which included elaborate miniature garments, as well as llamas. Today, Pachamama, revered by the indigenous people of the Andes is regarded as benevolent and giving, as nature itself; a “dragoness fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting” (BroomCloset). In […]

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Jumping into a Masterpiece

Ever look at Paul Cézanne’s Farmhouse and Chestnut Trees at Jas de Bouffan and think, “I’d like to be right there”? Or make room for yourself amongst Paul Klee’s Two Heads? Maybe take a walk through the woods in Ansel Adams’ Aspens, New Mexico or tie on your ballet shoes and slip in amongst Edgar Degas’ Dancers […]

Fiore

Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena

Search