Archive for May, 2019

Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

Around the Town: Galas, concert and scholarships toast the season

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) rolled out the red carpet for Music Director Designate Jaime Martin, welcoming him prior to the launch of his tenure next fall, and honored Margaret Batjer on her 20 years as LACO concertmaster at its annual concert gala May 2 at the downtown InterContinental Hotel. The evening’s musical centerpiece, led […]

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Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

Dean, professor, director of law library among speakers

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

USC history and accounting professor Jacob Soll and associate dean and director of the law library at Gould School of Law Pauline Aranas are two of the speakers addressing graduating seniors this month. Valedictorians, salutatorians, school heads and special presentations from senior classes are included in some of the other local ceremonies. Priscilla Sands, head […]

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Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

Marat Ballet search for new studio, home

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Marat Daukayev School of Ballet is being forced to vacate its studios at 731 S. La Brea Ave. after the property was sold last year to real estate firm Langdon Street Capital, which is reportedly repurposing the building as office space.  The ballet school — many of its 300 students live in the neighborhood […]

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Retail building on Larchmont sold

Retail building on Larchmont sold

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A retail building on the corner of Larchmont Boulevard and Melrose Avenue recently was sold to real estate investment and development company MCAP Partners for $6.3 million. The building was home to several long-time Larchmont businesses, including Ampersand Boutique, Artworks Studios and Floret Floral Design. According to MCAP Partners Executive Vice President Alexander Massachi, the […]

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Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

Celebration for Purple Line Subway: it’s halfway there

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Enjoy live entertainment, games, raffles, food trucks and a family fun zone at the free Metro Purple Line Extension “Halfway There” event at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Sun., June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The party celebrates 50 percent completion of the Purple Line Extensions to Wilshire and […]

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Nicholas Podany: The local boy who knew he could — and did

Nicholas Podany: The local boy who knew he could — and did

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

When young Nicholas Podany went to sleep each night at his family home in Windsor Square, it was to the sound of his mother, Amanda Podany, reading him imaginative tales, usually from his favorite Harry Potter books. From Kent, England, she would read each character in its own dialect, says Podany. “She was good!” he […]

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