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Japanese deli-style comes to Pasadena’s South Lake restaurant row

Japanese deli-style comes to Pasadena’s South Lake restaurant row

Delicatessen by Osawa is the brand new brain child by Owner Sayuri Tachibe and Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe of Osawa Pasadena (inventor of 80’s fusion-food TunaTartare genius) nestled among the rich selection of restaurants in the South Lake area of Pasadena.

Morally gray areas explored in ‘Darks Arts’

Morally gray areas explored in ‘Darks Arts’

Moral ambiguity gray area, dubious side-taking, and where the ends justifies the means … maybe. These are the themes addressed in Dark Arts. Would you hire someone who you thought might be morally corrupt if you knew they’d get the job done when your life’s-blood […]

Art under glass: fundraiser tips to future storytellers

Art under glass: fundraiser tips to future storytellers

Photo by Tatsu Oiye ~ Anna Knudson at Art Beyond the Glass II, 2013.  Originally published on Hollywood Patch Art of the Patch coming to Los Globos Thirty of L.A.’s top bartenders will be showcasing their artistry, from painting to photography, live music and, of […]

‘Target’ actors want you to put a sock in it at Hollywood Fringe

‘Target’ actors want you to put a sock in it at Hollywood Fringe

Photos by Monique A. LeBleu ~ “Town Hall” with Scott Golden performing his political interpretive dance in the Easy Targets male solo quad piece “America First” during the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Sacred Fools Theater, Hollywood, June 9, 2017.  Tired of all the political rhetoric emanating […]

‘Lyla’ charms in two part solo comedy, confronts adult bullying head-on

‘Lyla’ charms in two part solo comedy, confronts adult bullying head-on

Actor and social activist Jeffrey Wylie returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival (HFF) 2017 as Lyla KaRug with his award-winning original “Texas Loves Lyla” and its sequel “Lights, Camera, Lyla!” Lyla KaRug, with her Lucy-red coiffure and bubbly social media personality, enters the interweb spotlight in […]

GALLERY: LA Food Bowl Night Market 2017

GALLERY: LA Food Bowl Night Market 2017

L.A. Food Bowl Night Market 2017   Video by Monique A. LeBleu ~ Maestro Vito Iacopelli of Prova Pizzaria two Neopolitan-style pizza on-the-street, the Bancarella pizza: Margherita with San Marzano tomato sauce, organic basil, parmesan and fresh mozzarella; The Carbonara, also with mozzarella, bacon, basil and a […]

Gallery: The 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda 2017

Gallery: The 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda 2017

Parked on Orange Grove awaiting the 128th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade presented by Honda in Pasadena, January 2, 2017, dozens of rose floats await their day in the sun. Decorations featured: bark covered barrels of over flowing vegetables, spheres of red roses, and […]