Jana J. Monji | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 25 May 2018 22:19:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Jana J. Monji | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 ‘Boom for Real’ offers a mostly nonjudgmental look at the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/boom-for-real-offers-a-mostly-nonjudgmental-look-at-the-life-and-art-of-jean-michel-basquiat/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/boom-for-real-offers-a-mostly-nonjudgmental-look-at-the-life-and-art-of-jean-michel-basquiat/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:27 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103436 If you’re not familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s brief life you might be mystified at first by the affectionately crafted documentary “Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.” The documentary begins with grainy black and white footage of New York City in 1975, with then-President Gerald Ford’s voice heard talking about a city […]

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‘White Savior’ storyline leaves tracks on ‘Isle of Dogs’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/white-savior-storyline-leaves-tracks-on-isle-of-dogs/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/white-savior-storyline-leaves-tracks-on-isle-of-dogs/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:48 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102412 Wes Anderson’s animated feature “Isle of Dogs” isn’t really about Japan any more than is W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” but not everyone will know that. Don’t misunderstand; the movie gets many things right while mixing old American ideas about Japan with contemporary aspects of the country’s culture. Driven by the urgent taiko […]

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When fiction passes as truth, Caltech helps the public see the difference at Science for March Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/when-fiction-passes-as-truth-caltech-helps-the-public-see-the-difference-at-science-for-march-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/29/when-fiction-passes-as-truth-caltech-helps-the-public-see-the-difference-at-science-for-march-saturday/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:34 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102377 Last year, Caltech students organized a March for Science. This year, they are asking scientists and future scientists to find their way to Caltech for Science for March, an open house of exhibits and TED-style talks from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Beckman Mall, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena Organized by […]

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USC PAM Director Christina Yu Yu accepts post at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/15/usc-pam-director-christina-yu-yu-accepts-post-at-museum-of-fine-arts-boston/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/03/15/usc-pam-director-christina-yu-yu-accepts-post-at-museum-of-fine-arts-boston/#respond Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=102029 Christina Yu Yu, director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, is stepping down to serve as the Matsutaro Shoriki Chair of Art of Asia at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “Christina did a marvelous job of elevating a local Pasadena gallery into a world-class museum that is drawing a diverse group of […]

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The immigrant experience takes center stage in ‘My Own Story Greatest Hits’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/immigrant-experience-takes-center-stage-story-greatest-hits/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/immigrant-experience-takes-center-stage-story-greatest-hits/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:46 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101469 Cross-cultural understanding blooms at the Rosebud Coffee house on East Colorado Boulevard, nurtured by a man who survived the Vietnam War and came to California as a young refugee. Currently a resident teaching artist with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Alex Luu and his family left Vietnam on April 30, 1975. At the age […]

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Olympian Mirai Nagasu of Arcadia carries on a long local figure skating tradition https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympian-mirai-nagasu-arcadia-carries-long-local-figure-skating-tradition/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympian-mirai-nagasu-arcadia-carries-long-local-figure-skating-tradition/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:34 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101473 At 24, Mirai Nagasu has become a competitive ice skating legend among peers and fans alike in her second Winter Olympics appearance.    Born in Montebello, raised in Arcadia, trained at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, and currently living in Colorado, Nagasu has gained this distinction not by winning medals, but by completing a triple […]

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‘Desert Diamonds Behind Barbed Wire’ explores baseball’s connection to Japanese Internment of WWII https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/desert-diamonds-behind-barbed-wire-explores-baseballs-connection-japanese-internment-wwii/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/08/desert-diamonds-behind-barbed-wire-explores-baseballs-connection-japanese-internment-wwii/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101162 Visit the Allendale Branch Library Saturday to learn some little-known history about California’s place in baseball’s hall of shame as author, filmmaker and historian Kerry Yo Nakagawa presents his 35-minute documentary “Diamonds in the Rough: The Legacy of Japanese American Baseball. Nakagawa will also be signing copies of his book, “Japanese American Baseball in California: […]

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The Edwardian Ball returns with the help of Pasadena dance partners https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/edwardian-ball-returns-help-pasadena-dance-partners/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/01/edwardian-ball-returns-help-pasadena-dance-partners/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100953 An 18-year-old San Francisco tradition will be back in Los Angeles for the ninth year, expanding with the help of the Pasadena dance community. The so-called Edwardian Ball will go from one-day to two-days for the first time in Los Angeles. The popular event will also be held at a new venue, the Globe Theatre in […]

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President Lance Tibbet follows in his dad’s footsteps as a volunteer with the Tournament of Roses https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/president-lance-tibbet-follows-in-his-dads-footsteps-as-a-volunteer-with-the-tournament-of-roses/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/28/president-lance-tibbet-follows-in-his-dads-footsteps-as-a-volunteer-with-the-tournament-of-roses/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:10:26 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=100201 For Lance Tibbet, president of the Tournament of Roses Association, the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game have always been a family affair. He recalls crisp mornings begun with hot chocolate and donuts. “My first memory was when we used to camp out. My parents and I camped at a vacant lot close […]

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USC Pacific asia Museum celebrates the modern relationship between China and Mexico with ‘Winds from Fusang’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/14/usc-pacific-asia-museum-celebrates-the-modern-relationship-between-china-and-mexico-with-winds-from-fusang/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2017/12/14/usc-pacific-asia-museum-celebrates-the-modern-relationship-between-china-and-mexico-with-winds-from-fusang/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:15:30 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=99845 As Santa Ana winds blew across the Southland, the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s grand re-opening joined the hottest recent trend of celebrating Mexican culture with the exhibition “Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century.” Last weekend, Disney-Pixar’s Dia de los Muertos-themed animated feature “Coco” won the battle of the box office for […]

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