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On Books and Places: John Ruskin continues to inspire and promote on his 200th birthday

On Books and Places: John Ruskin continues to inspire and promote on his 200th birthday

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Walk through Windsor Village, and you can’t help but notice the lovely revival house on Plymouth Blvd. and 8th St. For nearly a century that property (Historic Cultural Monument #639) was home to the Ruskin Art Club. Like The Ebell, the Ruskin was founded by women in Los Angeles who cared about numerous matters that […]

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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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Gay marriage, a cigar factory and amazing magic take the stage

Gay marriage, a cigar factory and amazing magic take the stage

| May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever takes place in the elegant townhouse of Daniel Bixby (Bill Brochtrup) and his partner, novelist Mitchell Howard (Tim Cummings). Terrific scenic / props design by DeAnne Millais.  Daniel and Mitch are entertaining Mitch’s agent Barry Dylon (Ed F. Martin) and his latest, very young boyfriend, professional caregiver Trip (Jose Fernando). […]

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Fashion and philanthropy in runway gala, spring luncheon

Fashion and philanthropy in runway gala, spring luncheon

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fashion was at the center of charitable giving in April. The annual Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Debut Runway Show and Gala, celebrating the creativity of select graduating designers, was presented at Santa Monica Barker Hangar on April 6. The hangar was transformed into a visual and audio feast that was the ultimate […]

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Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

Businesses as neighbors, from fine wines to good books

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wine lovers know the value of neighbors: a small independent wine store is owned by and employs people who care about wine and who attend to specific questions, interests, and tastes. Customers living nearby will likely return. A give-and-take develops between those who buy and those who sell. Both sides learn as a result. It’s […]

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In Barcelona, this elegant 14th-century work of art survives

In Barcelona, this elegant 14th-century work of art survives

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

A cold wind was blowing off the Mediterranean as a bright yellow taxi streaked through the gloom of a winter’s day in Barcelona in Caledonia, Spain. This was late January, and the taxi was ferrying this solo traveler from the central Eixample district through what seemed to be suburb after suburb to the Reial Monestir […]

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