Oscar Nominees Night...

Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris and others party at Spago for pre-Oscars soiree   Wiz Khalifa and Aloe Blacc perform for the crowd   Several Academy Award contenders converged on Spago Beverly Hills this week when the Hollywood Reporter kicked off pre-Oscar...

Carousel of Hope Bal...

Magic Johnson Honored at Carousel of Hope Ball   The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Oct. 11 Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual...

Photos: LA Phil Open...

50-plus Photos from the LA Phil Opening Rhapsody   The celebration for the LA Phil Opening Rhapsody in Blue, which took place Sept. 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, was so dramatically beautiful – given the 1930s supper club filled with so many women in blue to match the...

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....