Pictured: Cherry Blossom Festival flowers in Monterey Park

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Monterey Park’s 14th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday featured cultural dance and music performances, along with an appearance by a world champion sumo wrestler.
Above, performers from the traditional Japanese dance group Fujima Kansei line up for a portrait during the festival in Barnes Park.
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Local motion: Scenes from the Lineage Performing Arts Center

Over the weekend, Star-News reporter Janette Williams wrote about the new headquarters for contemporary performing arts troupe Lineage Dance. After 10 years of performing in and around the city, the group now has a permanent, 2,700-square foot space in Old Pasadena.
It’s the second space dedicated to modern dance and choreography to open in recent months in Pasadena. The Pennington Dance Group’s ARC (“A Room to Create”) Pasadena studio opened in April.
Photographer Keith Birmingham checked in at the new Lineage studio and caught some of the dancers rehearsing for the gala opening of the center.
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Scenes from the Korean heritage festival in Arcadia



At top, April Lee, 2, of Los Angeles plays a Korean disc-flipping game during the Korean Culture Festival at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday.

The Bethel Korean School choir from Irvine
Choir kids playing around in their traditional dresses

More kidlets in traditional Korean dress

Playtime at the Arboretum
Bethel Korean School choir
Dancers from Dreamland Children’s School of Koreatown
Ganggangsullae, a traditional harvest dance
(Photos by Sarah Reingewirtz / Staff)