Arts & Entertainment

39th Annual Beastly Ball
Arts & Entertainment

39th Annual Beastly Ball

It’s not a ball, although you always have one. It’s not a safari, although at times it seems like one. You run into beasts, but on your terms. It’s one of my favorite parties. I try to never miss. It’s the Beastly Ball. More than 900 guests were on hand for the Greater Los Angeles…

Great Evening for Orchestra and Audience at Arboretum
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Great Evening for Orchestra and Audience at Arboretum

The California Philharmonic Orchestra under music director-conductor Victor Vener offered top-notch performances in the opening concert of the orchestra’s 12th season at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens in Arcadia. Last Saturday, the evening was warm and delightful, the grounds of the Arboretum, beautiful, and the crowd both plentiful and eager to enjoy…

Big Band Show Makes Big Bang
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Big Band Show Makes Big Bang

Kudos to Sally Baldwin, president of the SGVMT, for the success of the fabulous Big Band Show at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Saturday, June 13th. The show had everything – music, dancing and singing. I’m a big fan of Richard Allen and his 17-piece orchestra. Special guests and donors were invited to a champagne…

Free Summertime Concerts in the Park
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Free Summertime Concerts in the Park

Starting June 24, Concerts in the Park will be held each Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in Temple City Park, through Sept. 2. The concerts are free. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Country, classic rock and music from all decades will be presented in a family setting. Temple City Park is…

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Recipe Box: Greek Salad and Pie

As my children graduated from both high school and then college, I experienced the sense of pride and accomplishment that all parents feel. You feel particularly relieved as well if you let your mind drift to those moments you doubted the day would ever come. The papers I proofread at midnight still remain word for…

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