September 20, 2020, 12:32 pm

Alisa Hayashida

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.

What Caught Our Eye This Week in Arts & Entertainment

The always soulful evenings with the Blue Guitar Podcast have become a lovely way to spend an evening with a glass of wine as our town troubadour, Brad Colerick, leads us on a musical...

Local Children Spread Some Joy at Beyond The Classroom

It is no secret, especially among the families who attend Beyond The Classroom, that owner Samantha Montes is beloved in the community. The children were really missing their afterschool activities at BTC and missing...

Singer Songwriter Sophie Reynolds Drops Music Video “You’ve Got This”

If you are plugged into the music scene in South Pasadena then you’ve heard Sophie Reynolds’ heartbreaking vocals at the city’s Arts Crawls, around town, and singer/songwriter sets hosted by David Plenn. Music has...

Arts & Entertainment | What We’re Streaming This Week

There is a global trend of people recreating great works of art using whatever household items they can find. The challenge was inspired by the Rijkmuseum in Amsterdam and an Instagram account called Between...

Gillette Crescent Gets A New Little Library

South Pasadenan Lauren Child, who lives on Gillette Crescent, was looking for something to occupy her time off during the current Covid-19 shelter in place life. Child, along with her partner, Hector Batista, and...

South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy Lets The Music Play

Manuel Lozano is the owner of local music school, South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy, located in a sweet, converted  Craftsman house on Fremont Avenue. As news of Covid-19 was changing daily last month,...

ARTS | What We’re Checking Out Online This Week

The Blue Guitar Podcast #5 is dedicated to Tim Fleming and features Karen Tobin, Nathan Jacques, Jude Johnstone, Hannah Connolly, Kate Copeland, Abby Posner, Sofia Talvik, and Little Silver Hearts. South Pasadena lost a...

Young Stars Theatre Finds A Way For The Show To Go On

The week of March 9, Young Stars Theatre was mid-way through their run of “Seussical Jr.” at Fremont Centre Theatre and rehearsing for their next show, “Wizard of Oz” when news of the global...

More Art For This Time | Arts & Entertainment Offerings

As we enter our fourth week of social distancing, we may be experiencing any number of the stages of grief as we navigate our lives in a way we never could have expected. I...

Art For This Time

Suffice it to say, these are unusual times. But one thing I think we all can agree on is that we need each other and we thrive when we uplift one another. The arts...
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