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A scene from Grateful Crane Ensemble's presentation at last year's Sadako commemoration. (J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo)

Grateful Crane to Tell Story of Sadako at JACCC

The Grateful Crane Ensemble will tell the story of Sadako …

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Evening of Improv

CULVER CITY — Course Correction Improv will present and appear …

Daisuke Tsuji (far right) and members of the cast of La Jolla Playhouse’s production of “The Orphan of Zhao.” (Photo by Kevin Berne/American Conservatory Theater)

‘Orphan of Zhao’ Closes Aug. 3 in La Jolla

LA JOLLA — A new adaptation of “The Orphan of Zhao” …

Martha Nishitani

Noted Modern Dance Teacher, Choreographer Martha Nishitani Dies at 94

SEATTLE — Martha Nishitani, a modern dance teacher and choreographer in …

Jenny Yang and Atsuko Okatsuka (Photo by

Dis/orient/ed Comedy in Little Tokyo

The “Dis/orient/ed Comedy” Los Angeles two-year anniversary show will be …

Man with a mission

Japan’s Man With a Mission Returns to L.A.

After making a concert stop at the Roxy last December, …

parisian woman cast for web

Reading of ‘The Parisian Woman’

A reading of “The Parisian Woman” by Beau Willimon will …

music man for web

The Classic ‘Man’ Gets a Fresh Voice

GLENDALE — This is the play you know and love, …

Hitomi Morikawa takes on a range of television characters in her one-woman show, “Channel: Color of Life,” Sunday and next Wednesday.

In Living ‘Color’

“I was working with an acting coach, and he had …

Radmar Jao (center) as Deng Xiaoping, surrounded by the hardliners played by (from left) Nancy Lam, Carissa Dizon, Jason Ko, Marc Oka, Cailan Rose and Jay Gamboa in East West Players’ musical “Beijing Spring,” playing through June 15.

Remembering June 4, 1989

By TIM DANG, Producing Artistic Director, East West Players

The days …