Archive for ‘May, 2016’


“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 […]

Leah Knecht

Leah Knecht

Is it the directness we were attracted to? Yes, that’s part of it. Leah Knecht’s artwork, large and hung on the walls of her bungalow—one Open Studios tour many years ago—lured us to take a closer look, each and every one with an openness and expressiveness we couldn’t resist. Landmarks of our cities such as the Rialto […]

Cynthia Rosedale — A Celebration of Life

Cynthia Rosedale — A Celebration of Life

Our hearts broke when Cynthia Rosedale passed away on March 29. Yesterday we celebrated her life.About 250 people in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center wept, laughed and remembered Cynthia fondly for her friendly demeanor, exceptional work ethic, encouraging manner and selfless generosity. People like Cynthia are born, not made. There will never be […]

Want to learn the piano? Find the right instructor in the Eastside Guide

Want to learn the piano?  Find the right instructor in the Eastside Guide

The Eastside Guide’s Business & Services Directory is designed to help Eastsiders find the services they need while supporting small businesses and neighborhood entrepreneurs. A/C, Electrical, Heating & Plumbing Animal & Pet Services Arts, Crafts & Music Instruction Attorneys & Legal Services Beauty, Hair & Nail Specialists Financial Services Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Training Graphic […]

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Mrs. Kylie Ko

Teacher of the Year Nomination – Mrs. Kylie Ko

Student, Hannah nominated Mrs. Kylie Ko of Mark Keppel School in Glendale My teacher, Mrs. Kylie Ko is my favorite teacher. This is because she makes our learning fun, and she goes beyond her duty to explain everything to us. She makes our learning fun by making musical and music videos about what we learn. […]

Generosity and Compassion

Generosity and Compassion

I was honored to be invited, along with nearly 20 other Huntington Hospital Cancer Center patients, to Tangles Salon on Wednesday, when the owner locked the doors at 5 p.m. and the entire staff donated their time to help make us look and feel beautiful during their annual Pink Ribbon event. From massages and makeup to […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled Saturday, May 21, to Friday, May 27. All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena! Experience traditional Native American dancers, drummers, musicians, singers, storytellers, artisans and more plus special exhibits during the Spring Awakening Festival Saturday, May 21, from 10 […]

HomeState’s breakfast tacos hit Highland Park; lunch at Elf Café; new happy hour in Atwater Village

HomeState’s breakfast tacos hit Highland Park;  lunch at Elf Café; new happy hour in Atwater Village

By CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL Highland Park residents will soon have a HomeState to call their own later this year, reports Eater LA. The popular breakfast taco spot in Los Feliz has established quite a following, with lines out the door. Perhaps the new location in the former Swap Mall on Figueroa Street is destined for the […]

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