Posts Tagged ‘ Soji Kashiwagi ’

2018 / Benefit stage “Nihonmachi” for goodwill tour to Japan, at Aratani Theatre, June 23

Nihonmachi: The Place to Be, the Grateful Crane Ensemble’s musical journey about Japantown as told through the eyes of three generations of a local manju (sweets)-making family, will be returning to Los Angeles on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre in the heart of Little Tokyo. Proceeds from this one-show...
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2017 / Mini-fundraising dinner of “Far East Feast” is planned for non-profit theater company Grateful Crane Ensemble, May 20

Chef John Nishio

The Grateful Crane Ensemble, non-profit theater company about Japanese American history, will hold a mini-fundraising dinner at a chef’s residence in Pasadena on Saturday, May 20 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Local Japanese Americans who remember Chinameshi (Chinese food) from the old Far East Café in Little Tokyo can once again savor the...
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2013 / Japanese American youth’s song show in tribute to Nisei, Oct. 13

Nisei Serenade 2013 Oct 13

   “Nisei Serenade,” the nostalgic musical show featuring Japanese American youth singing songs of the 1940’s in tribute to the Nisei generation, is returning to Southern California on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC). Presented by the Grateful Crane Ensemble and OCBC’s Project Kokoro, “Nisei Serenade” premiered...
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Sold Out /// Theater / World War II race –relation depicted by “The J-Town Jazz Club” Nov 20

Grateful Crane J Town Jazz Club

Jazz standards and blues tunes from the 30’s and 40’s will be featured in the Grateful Crane Ensemble’s upcoming production of “The J-Town Jazz Club” on Sunday, Nov 20 at 2 p.m. at the Toyota Meeting Hall in Torrance. Written by Soji Kashiwagi and directed by Darrell Kunitomi, “The J-Town Jazz Club” will tell...
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2011 / Internment-themed play “The Betrayed” coming to Torrance, Feb 26

2011 / Internment-themed play “The Betrayed” coming to Torrance, Feb 26

“The Betrayed,” a play by Nisei playwright Hiroshi Kashiwagi, will be performed on Saturday, February 26 at 2 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall, in Torrance. Produced by the Grateful Crane Ensemble, the two-act play deals with the real-life conflict caused by two government-issued “loyalty” questions imposed upon Japanese Americans...
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Nostalgic Japanese enka songs to be featured at Japanese American’s show, May 1, 2

Nostalgic Japanese enka songs to be featured at Japanese American’s show, May 1, 2

Nostalgic Japanese enka songs and entertaining impressions of famous Japanese singers will be featured at “Natsukashi no Kouhaku Uta Gassen,” on Saturday, May 1 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at 2 p.m. (sold out) at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles. Presented by the Grateful...
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