Thalians Honor Hugh ...

Thalians Honor Hugh Hefner; Jeffrey Ross Acts as Roastmaster General as Stars Salute “Mr. Wonderful”   Nearly five months before prime-time TV cast its spotlight on Hugh Hefner’s “Playboy Club” with a new NBC television series, the Thalians named the original...

Jane Fonda Jennifer ...

Jane Fonda Jennifer Lopez – an Icon and an Idol at UCLA Awards Also: Jane Fonda, in a Q&A Session with Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Circle      An American Idol shared the stage with an American Icon, when Jennifer Lopez presented the UCLA Longevity Center’s...

Placido Domingo in I...

Placido Domingo in Il Postino in Paris with the LA Opera   After the final curtain at the June 20 European premiere of “Il Postino” at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Placido Domingo and the rest of the opera’s cast joined guests in one of the historic theater’s grand...

Gregory Peck Stamp

Veronique Peck Unveils Gregory Peck Stamp with a Little Help from Friends Sharon Stone, Laura Dern, Morgan Freeman and More   Lest anyone doubt Gregory Peck’s status as a “Legend of Hollywood,” the US Post Office officially recognized the acclaimed actor Apr. 28 by issuing...

Los Angeles Ballet Gala

Los Angeles Ballet Gala Features a Glorious Giselle and a Dream Dinner   Following a performance of “Giselle” at the Los Angeles Ballet’s ”Season 5 Gala Celebration,” artistic director Colleen Neary surprised the audience at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica by naming Allyssa Bross and Christopher Revels as principal dancers, the first dancers so designated in the young ballet company’s history. It was a night of firsts, starting with the May 28 Los Angeles Ballet Gala, the company’s first ever. Aptly christened “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” the entire evening seemed magical, beginning with...