February 28, 2021, 5:35 am

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.

Manual Cinema Creates A Whole New Christmas Carol

The incredible interdisciplinary performance collective, Manual Cinema, has created an innovative and absolutely delightful version of A Christmas Carol! The Chicago group invites you into their studios via Zoom for an evening full of...

The Arts Are Essential! Dec 10-17 Highlights

The NYC company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana celebrates Spanish dance in a festival that features distinctive performances by four companies. The dances debut at 7pm EST on successive nights this week and remain viewable for...

Arts Are Essential! What’s Happening in The Arts This Week

Latino Theater Company will be streaming for free a recording of their holiday pageant “La Virgen de Guadalupe, Dios Inantzin” starring proud Pasadenan and renowned mezzo soprano Suzanna Guzman. The pageant usually takes place...

Micro-Library Fantastique | Tina Kistinger Gets Crafty for The Holidays

Last spring, as the world seemed to stop (remember L.A.’s crystal clear air quality?), Tina Kistinger was inspired. A colleague in her private craft club had been creating craft kits and giving them away...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On in Arts & Entertainment This Week | November...

Frida Kahlo’s image is iconic; from her intense gaze and her distinctive eyebrows to the crown of flowers on her head, her image evokes bold artistry, feminism, and politics. She remains a relevant force...

Arts Are Essential | What’s On in Arts & Entertainment This Week | November...

The eighth episode of SOUND/STAGE, the LA Phil’s series of concert films, features L.A.’s own genre-defying Chicano Batman in their Hollywood Bowl debut, begins streaming Friday, November 13, at 10am on the LA Phil...

Arts Are Essential | What’s on in Arts & Entertainment Oct. 30 – Nov....

“This is Halloween, This is Halloween!” For some ghoulishly tantalizing fun, tune in for this one night only event with Broadway star James Iglehart as he leads a stellar cast in a concert rendition...

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...

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...
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