Los Angeles Ballet G...

Sofia Carson, Bruno Tonioli, Nigel Lythgoe among dance-lovers at Los Angeles Ballet Gala   If there’s one thing guests at the April 21 Los Angeles Ballet Gala could agree on, it’s the importance of ballet — not just for all types of serious dancers, but also for the cultural life...

LA Opera Ball

Los Angeles Opera Ball stars a busy Placido Domingo and brings Kate Walsh, Stana Katic among other celebrities       The event: The Los Angeles Opera Ball kicked off the opera’s 30th season on Sept. 12 with a double bill of Woody Allen’s production of “Gianni...

Great British Film R...

Brits in L.A. Celebrate 40 Nominations in 20 Categories at Pre-Oscar Party      The event: “The Great British Film Reception,” staged at the London Hotel in West Hollywood Feb. 20, paid tribute to the U.K.’s Oscar nominees, this year numbering 40 in 20 categories. The...

Music Center of Los ...

Stana Katic, Paula Abdul Join Los Angeles Music Center’s Gala 50th Anniversary Celebration     The event: The Los Angeles Music Center’s 50th anniversary celebration dinner, which immediately followed a Dec. 6 performance spectacular, handily kept up the momentum in a tent...

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...

BAFTA LA TV Tea

BAFTA LA Celebrates 2014 Emmy Nominees Minnie Driver, Michelle Dockery, Lizzy Caplan, Allison Tolman, Uzo Aduba Among Them   The event: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles hosted a TV Tea, honoring nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards from the UK, British...