May Ruiz

Local Opera Virtuoso Leads the Verdi Chorus
Arts & Entertainment

Local Opera Virtuoso Leads the Verdi Chorus

By May S. Ruiz It might surprise some people to know that the Pasadena City College (PCC) has an opera music program. In fact, PCC’s administrators themselves didn’t think to offer the course until Anne Marie Ketchum, a full-time faculty teacher, established it. Ketchum, a South Pasadena resident, is also the master behind the Santa…

April College Search Guide
Education

April College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz You’d have to be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the college admissions scandal that unfolded a few weeks ago. Some of the most highly regarded universities were implicated in a coach-bribing scheme which parents were resorting to to get their children accepted. It…

‘The Glass Menagerie’ Stirs at A Noise Within
Arts & Entertainment

‘The Glass Menagerie’ Stirs at A Noise Within

By May S. Ruiz ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ the autobiographical play that launched Tennessee Williams to great renown, takes off at A Noise Within (ANW) from February 24 through April 26. It made its debut in 1944 in Chicago, moved to Broadway a year later, and earned Williams the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. In…

March College Search Guide
Education

March College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz It’s drought or deluge. After years of dry winters, we finally got rain. Lots of it! I’m sure you’re ready to put away your umbrellas and rain boots and looking forward to some sunshine. And I’m quite certain students can’t wait for their hard-earned spring break. It…

‘Digital Nature 2019’ Displays Dazzle at The Arboretum
Arts & Entertainment

‘Digital Nature 2019’ Displays Dazzle at The Arboretum

By May S. Ruiz Make The Arboretum in Arcadia your destination for an evening of dazzling contemporary art. From February 27 to March 3, the natural landscape of this beautiful garden will serve as the backdrop for ‘Digital Nature 2019,’ an art exhibit featuring unique, site-specific artworks. ‘Digital Nature’ brings together a collection of contemporary…

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