October 26, 2020, 10:57 pm

Alisa Hayashida

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Alisa Hayashida has been covering arts, culture, & events in the greater Pasadena Metro area and Los Angeles Metro area for the past seven years. She is a valuable arts advocate in South Pasadena, with an extensive background in theatre arts. She has been a proud South Pasadenan for over 25 years.

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in the Arts October 23-30

Pasadena Playhouse - Gather your Goblins and Ghoulies and settle in for a haunting night of family fun, streaming exclusively on PlayhouseLive. Bob Baker Marionettes’ Hallowe’en SpOoKtAcUlAr will send chills down your spine as you delight...

Mezzo Soprano Judy Tran Talks Verdi Chorus and “Amor y Odio”

Amor y Odio, Songs  of Spain and the New World presented by The Verdi Chorus and the Sahm Family Foundation, featuring The Fox Singers premieres November 8 on The Verdi Chorus website. This musical...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in Arts & Entertainment October 16 – 23

The Metropolitan Opera brings us Phelim McDermott’s effervescent production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” that sees the comedy of 18th century young love and infidelity transported to a neon-lit amusement park circa 1950. The...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On In Arts & Entertainment October 9 – 16

Stop by the Jones Coffee Roasters patio at 1006 Mission Street for Jazz Wednesdays 5:30pm to 8:30pm featuring the smooth sounds of The Jazz Cartel. We are so lucky to have them playing regularly...

Javon Johnson Packs a Powerful Punch in “STILL.” at Pasadena Playhouse

Master of spoken word, Javon Johnson, takes to the bare stage inside Pasadena Playhouse for a one man show that is an emotionally raw exploration of growing up Black in Los Angeles. “Still.”, written...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in Arts & Entertainment October 2 – 9

Pasadena Playhouse presents the premiere of Still., a newly commissioned work written by and starring spoken word artist Javon Johnson, and directed by Donny Jackson.  The production will launch online at PlayhouseLive on September,...

YST Fighting Hard to Survive in South Pasadena

Young Stars Theatre is not going down without a fight! While Covid restrictions have made it impossible to produce shows for a live audience - YST’s main source of income - they are doing...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On in Arts and Entertainment | Sept. 25 –...

A film adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet takes legendary Royal Ballet choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 audience favorite out of the theater and into the streets of a cinematic Verona, offering a passionate reimagining of...

Arts Are Essential | September 18 – 25

Join South Pasadena’s nighttime mayor, Brad Colerick, for the latest Wine & Song podcast.  Episode #24 is coming to us from Fraser, Colorado and features PJ Olsson, John Statz, Celeste Krenz & Rebecca Folsom,...

Arts Are Essential | September 11 – 18

South Pasadena's nighttime mayor, Brad Colerick, brings us a new Wine & Song podcast, #23, featuring music by Brad Colerick, Emily Zuzik with Ted Russell Kamp, Justin Farren, Jeffrey Martin, Hope Dunbar, and Kevin...
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