The Pasadena Playhouse announced this past week that the final curtain will fall on Feb 7, 2010. It will cease operations with the closing of the currently running Camelot. The historic theatre represents 90 years of American Theater history and undoubtedly, its closing will be a big symbolic and physical loss to the artistic world […]Read more "A New Theatre for Singapore"
I love LA for its eclectic mix of randomness. Billy goats grazing in the middle of Downtown LA greeted me one Wednesday as I emerged from the Pershing Square Metro Station. How about a hipster karaoke competition at Royal-T, where the waitresses look as if they walked out of an anime novel? There was this […]Read more "I ❤ LA"
If you haven’t heard already, Michael Jackson passed away around 1pm earlier today. He was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center after paramedics, responding to a call, couldn’t revive him. He had already stopped breathing when the paramedics arrived. He had suffered a heart attack. Within hours, hordes of fans rushed down to the medical […]Read more "Michael Jackson RIP"
I kid you not. There’s a shop near downtown LA, at the edge of old Chinatown, where you can buy a Merlion, the internationally known symbol of Singapore. Fact: the Merlion is not a Singapore legend but a symbol owned by the Singapore Tourism Board, which has “all intellectual property rights (including design rights or […]Read more "Merlion in LA"
Okay, it was more “watching” in the cemetery, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It was a Cinespia screening. On screen was the 1955 Hitchcock flick To Catch a Thief, staring the wonderfully glamorous Grace Kelly last night. Love the badly blatant symbolism, understated, witty dialogue, and many double entendres. Thought the 50s was an era of sexual repression. The doorbitch was […]Read more "Seeing in the Cemetery"