Best of the Best Par...

2013: A Great Year for Los Angeles Social Events Miley Cyrus: an Early Standout, Kim Kardashian’s 15-Carat Rock, Oprah’s Remarks, The Big Bang Theory’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’ and More       PRISM Gallery Opening  Even before she twerked her way into...

Fulfillment Fund Gal...

Selena Gomez, Eva Longoria Join Disney’s Rich Ross, Madeleine and Tom Sherak, at Fulfillment Fund Gala   Following a frenzy of picture taking on the red carpet, Selena Gomez joined the 900 other guests gathering inside the Beverly Hilton’s ballroom for the Nov. 1 “Stars”...

The Broad Stage Gala...

Richard Kendall and author Lisa See Treat Patrons to The Broad Stage Gala Preview   Thanks to Lisa See and Richard Kendall, who opened their Brentwood home to supporters of The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, some lucky gala-goers got to preview “Feast & Frolic,” the...

Photos: LA Opera Ope...

40 Photos of A Glamorous Russian-Style White Night LA Opera Opening Night   Here are 40 photos from the super-glamorous  Russian-style White Night to celebrate the LA Opera Opening Sept. 17, which preceded “Eugene Onegin” and ended in an upbeat after-party, headed up by the LA...

LA Phil Gala

Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock and an All-Gershwin LA Phil Gala   “So much blue,” said jazz legend Herbie Hancock, as he gazed out at the audience from onstage at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The occasion: the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season-opening all-Gershwin concert, followed by the LA Phil Gala, “Rhapsody in Blue.” And like Hancock, I could see from my Orchesta West seat that many women all around the hall had beautifully color-matched their gowns to the gala theme. Hancock then settled down to his brilliant piano solos, while the L.A. Philharmonic’s music director, Gustavo Dudamel, conducted the orchestra....

Hammer Gala

Bruno Mars Serenaded the Stars, Artists and Collectors at the Hammer Gala     As guests began arriving at the Sept. 24 “Gala in the Garden” at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, actor Neil Patrick Harris of “How I Met Your Mother” perused the upper level art galleries and talked...