Silverlake Conservat...

Flea Honored at Gala featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Randy Newman, Anderson Paak   After becoming aware of the drastic funding cuts to music education in California’s public schools, musician and actor Michael “Flea” Balzary co-founded the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, which...

The Red Shoes Ballet...

Stars Align for U.S. Premiere of Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes” Ballet   Vanessa Hudgens, Minnie Driver, Michael Feinstein, Marisa Tomei, Angela Bassett, Adam Shankman, Suzanne Cryer and Sharon Lawrence were just a few of the dance aficionados streaming into the...

La Teatro alla Scala...

Dolce & Gabbana and South Coast Plaza celebrate Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company     No matter that ballerina Misty Copeland has a busy schedule. The American Ballet Theatre principal said that when the opportunity arose to dance the title role opposite Roberto Bolle at the July...

Hollywood Bowl Openi...

Moody Blues Band Opens the Hollywood Bowl Season    Never mind what the calendar tells us about the seasons. In this city, according to Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. Board Chairman Jay Rasulo, summer starts on opening night at the Hollywood Bowl. ““It’s truly the...

Cool Comedy Hot Cuis...

Dana Delany, Ryan Gosling’s Bidding War at Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine   Given the spirited bidding between guests Ryan Gosling and Dana Delany for a 10-person dinner at their own homes with “Top Chef Masters” Traci Des Jardins and Mary Sue Milliken, the host of Friday...

Step Up Inspiration ...

Lea Michele, Emeraude Toubia, Carmelita Jeter and Garcelle Beauvais talk inspiration at Step Up Awards – –    Black-ish Cast Honored   During the June 2 Step Up Inspiration Awards at the Beverly Hilton, which honored the cast of ABC’s “black-ish,” we asked...

South Coast Plaza Sa...

South Coast Plaza Salutes Diane Keaton AFI’s Tribute to Air as One-Hour Special   The night before Diane Keaton received the American Film Institute’s prestigious Life Achievement Award, South Coast Plaza honored the Oscar-winning actress and style icon both for her film career and...

Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Center Theatre Group’s 50th: A Starry Show, Gala Dinner and $4 Million   Belting out “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray Live!,” Jennifer Hudson closed the one-night-only, star-studded show at the Ahmanson Theatre for the Center Theatre Group’s 50th anniversary, which was celebrated in high style May 20. In addition to Hudson’s performance, CTG’s festivities on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles had plenty of other highlights. A pre-show cocktail party gave patrons a chance to mingle with fellow theater aficionados, and a seated dinner in Grand Park followed. The celebration, which raised a whopping $4...

ASCAP Screen Awards

Screen Awards include a Musical Tribute to Stephen Schwartz   Before the close of the May 17 ASCAP Screen Music Awards, a group of composers and lyricists gathered around a piano to pay tribute to Stephen Schwartz, the legendary Broadway composer as well as an Oscar winner for the scores...

UCLA Mattel Children...

Kaleidoscope 5 honors Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexandra and Sean Parker Art, science and philanthropy came together May 6 for Kaleidoscope 5, a benefit for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, taking as its theme “Light: A Celebration of Discovery and Innovation.” Presented by Harry Winston, the...

Otis Scholarship Ben...

A fashion show by the star students at Otis College of Art and Design     By the time the 35th annual Otis Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, aptly themed “Metamorphosis,” came to an end, the students responsible for the 125-plus designs that streamed down the runway had...