Fran Syverson

Ever-Charming ‘Little Women’ Comes to Town
Arts & Entertainment

Ever-Charming ‘Little Women’ Comes to Town

By Fran Syverson They’re back! “Little Women,” beloved by many generations of girls and women, springs to life once again at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Nostalgia reigns as we reacquaint ourselves with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Despite often thought of collectively as the four March sisters, each evolves into her own person with unique…

‘Dames at Sea’ Docks at Sierra Madre Playhouse
Arts & Entertainment

‘Dames at Sea’ Docks at Sierra Madre Playhouse

By Fran Syverson How long has it been since you spent an evening watching—and listening to—a group of talented tap dancers? Too long? Then don’t miss the summertime performance of “Dames at Sea” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. It’s full of tunes that keep the audience toe-tapping right along with the actors. The story line…

Spanish Charm and California History in Cozy Claremont
Travel

Spanish Charm and California History in Cozy Claremont

By Greg Aragon   Claremont is only about 30 miles from Pasadena, but my recent trip to the sleepy college town transported me much further away, to a relaxing and beautiful place reminiscent of a mountain resort community with touches of Spain. My getaway to Claremont began when a friend and I checked into a luxurious suite at Casa 425, a Spanish-styled…

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