Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:36:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Olympic athletes help the world imagine a unified peninsula https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula-2/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/olympic-athletes-help-world-imagine-unified-peninsula-2/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:16:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101507 The Winter Olympic Games in South Korea have created a tremendous opportunity for reconciliation between North and South Korea, a wound that has festered since the end of World War II.  To the world’s amazement, the Korean women’s Olympic ice hockey team is a combination of North and South Korean athletes. Before they played, the […]

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Enjoy spit-roasted meat at Spitz — Eagle Rock – 02.22.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/enjoy-spit-roasted-meat-spitz-eagle-rock-02-22-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/enjoy-spit-roasted-meat-spitz-eagle-rock-02-22-18/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:21:07 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101471 A00s a former professor at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, I always knew Oxy students were exceptionally bright. But I would never have expected one of them (Bryce Rademan) to come home from a semester abroad stint with the outstanding idea of opening a restaurant specializing in the döner (spit-roasted meat stuffed into pita or […]

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Can Democrats change course without changing leadership? https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/can-democrats-change-course-without-changing-leadership/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/can-democrats-change-course-without-changing-leadership/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:52 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101527 This weekend, the largest Democratic Party organization in the country will be meeting for a convention in San Diego. Several thousand people representing every community in California will endorse officers who will lead the state Democratic team in the 2018 elections. National political prognosticators view California as a harbinger of a national trend that will […]

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Natalie Portman delivers an impressive performance but a terrible ending ruins ‘Annihilation’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/natalie-portman-delivers-impressive-performance-terrible-ending-ruins-annihilation/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/natalie-portman-delivers-impressive-performance-terrible-ending-ruins-annihilation/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:34 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101532 These are strange days in Hollywood, as the world faces a moment in which women are rising up and taking a stand against the abuses perpetrated against them. As the #metoo and #timesup movements are shaking the entertainment industry, it will be interesting to see how their newfound power takes shape and affects the landscape […]

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Superintendent McDonald tells council and school board the district faces a ‘grim fiscal reality’ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/superintendent-mcdonald-tells-council-school-board-district-faces-grim-fiscal-reality/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/superintendent-mcdonald-tells-council-school-board-district-faces-grim-fiscal-reality/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:10:02 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101498 School funding is predicated on student attendance, and simply put, without more children attending its schools the Pasadena Unified School District is headed for financial disaster. Currently unable to pay its bills, and facing the threat of being taken over by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, this means most things that are taken […]

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Bulletin – News & Notes from Our Community https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/bulletin-news-notes-community/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/bulletin-news-notes-community/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:05:29 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101522 Enchanted Evening Pasadena Civic Ballet celebrates local arts institutions and businesses via #BeEnchanted campaign for Cinderella premiere Feb 24 This weekend, the Pasadena Civic Ballet will present its original production of “Cinderella,” choreographed and staged by company Artistic Directors Diane De Franco Browne, Tania Grafos and Zoe Vidalakis. The company partnered with local arts nonprofits […]

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As of Monday, 1,092 days after the war in Afghanistan ended… https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/monday-1092-days-war-afghanistan-ended/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/monday-1092-days-war-afghanistan-ended/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:58 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101519 2,224 American military service members (0 more than last week) were reported killed in Afghanistan since the war began in 2001, according to The Associated Press. 27 people were killed in Iraq on Monday when ISIS militants attacked several military checkpoints, according to CNN. 5 people were killed on Sunday when a man with a hunting knife […]

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Director Gregg Daniel finds fresh setting, costumes and actors provide a new way of looking at ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at A Noise Within https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/director-gregg-daniel-finds-fresh-setting-costumes-actors-provide-new-way-looking-raisin-sun-noise-within/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/director-gregg-daniel-finds-fresh-setting-costumes-actors-provide-new-way-looking-raisin-sun-noise-within/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:54 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101500 G rowing up in New York City, Gregg Daniel was an admirer of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, for its universally affecting story of an African-American family faced with a series of life-altering decisions when they attempt to make the move into a white neighborhood for the first time. […]

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Davina and the Vagabonds defy genre labels at Blue Guitar Club at Arroyo Seco Golf Course next Thursday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/davina-vagabonds-defy-genre-labels-blue-guitar-club-arroyo-seco-golf-course-next-thursday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/02/22/davina-vagabonds-defy-genre-labels-blue-guitar-club-arroyo-seco-golf-course-next-thursday/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:51 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=101484 It needs to be said: Technology is a wondrous thing, but it can be easily humbled by a singer who grips audience hearts and ears without help from autotuners or ProTools. That is an old-school attitude that holds true. And when it comes to singing the hell out of a song, Davina Sowers is old […]

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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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