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McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

McAvoy on Preservation: Designation deadline nears for pre-eminent Los Angeles building

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

We use the term “iconic” a great deal. It usually means something that stands out, a “cut above,” something almost everyone recognizes. Landmarks are often iconic by virtue of their style of architecture, a quality that allows instant recognition. City Hall. Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Chinese Theater. The historic preservation movement in Los Angeles […]

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A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

A case of mistaken racial identity with non-stop laughs

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang concerns a time period in the playwright’s life, like many of his shows. Mr. Hwang’s most recent production in Los Angeles was the book for “Soft Power,” the musical that opened in May of this year at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group. “Yellow Face” is an extension of […]

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Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

Around the Town: Boys & Girls Clubs Youth Gala, private tour of ‘King Tut’

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored club members and club alumni at its annual Youth of the Year Gala July 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Boys & Girls Clubs alumnus and actor Anthony Anderson emceed the event, which featured a special performance by Aliyah Moulden, “The Voice” Season 12 finalist, who also is […]

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McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Telling the stories of Los Angeles through preservation of its buildings is often hard work.  There are the formal processes:  Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines and the people to implement them, nomination of individual buildings (CBS Television City and the Musician’s Union, most recently) to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Many committed people throughout the […]

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New Ebell president and cookbook plus best barbecue; Zappa and LBA

New Ebell president and cookbook plus best barbecue; Zappa and LBA

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every summer, the venerable 124-year-old Ebell of Los Angeles welcomes new board members. The installation of these ladies was fêted with a gala luncheon in the Grand Lounge of the Lucerne Boulevard club on June 25. This year they also inducted a new president, long time Ebell member and former Deputy Chief of Protocol for […]

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See you at the movies all summer long at outdoor, historic settings

See you at the movies all summer long at outdoor, historic settings

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Movies are in our DNA. Los Angeles would not be what it is today physically, economically or philosophically had it not been for the advent of motion pictures and the people who made them who put down roots here over a century ago. Many of the physical plants associated with the industry have been identified as […]

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