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Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

Helga Kasimoff at 88: Still in fine tune

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

Helga Kasimoff calls this — her 88th year — “my piano year,” after the instrument’s 88 black-and-white keys. Her favorite piano is a concert grand in her Kasimoff-Blüthner Piano Co. showroom. It was played at Duke Ellington’s funeral, she recalls, and also was featured on Stevie Wonder, Henry Mancini and Barbra Streisand recordings. She counts […]

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High Holy Days are a time for  family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

High Holy Days are a time for family, reflection: Heralding in 5780

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Larchmont Chronicle is distributed on Oct. 3, it will be in the week between Rosh Hashanah — Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 this year — and Yom Kippur, Oct. 8 to 9. “These are the two most holy days of the Judaic calendar,” says Jessica Edelstein, an art psychotherapist on Larchmont Boulevard, who observes her faith with […]

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‘Bollywood’ theme will bring the bling to Lucerne Blvd. block party

‘Bollywood’ theme will bring the bling to Lucerne Blvd. block party

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dancers, a movie on a jumbo screen, a henna art contest and lots of bling are on the agenda at the Bollywood-themed Lucerne Block Party on the 500 block of S. Lucerne Blvd., Sun., Oct. 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. A bouncy house and climber castle will be available for children. Also featured will […]

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Ebell celebrates 125th with scholarships, gala

Ebell celebrates 125th with scholarships, gala

| October 3, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Ebell of Los Angeles — the city’s longest-running social and philanthropic women’s club — is celebrating its 125th year. Celebratory events will be offered all year long and will range from a magic-themed holiday ball and a fashion show (drawing on the club’s 800-piece costume collection dating to the mid-1800s) to a primer on […]

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Around the Town: Irving Boulevard home’s 100th fêted, history celebrated, puppy love at ‘Dogs!’

Around the Town: Irving Boulevard home’s 100th fêted, history celebrated, puppy love at ‘Dogs!’

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Come celebrate the centennial birthday of our house,” said the invitation from Suz and Peter Landay. So, 110 neighbors, family and friends flocked to their Irving Boulevard lair for an open house party Aug. 10. There were champagne cocktails, skewers of artisan cheeses, butterscotch cupcakes and great conversation about shared memories of the gatherings at […]

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Rev. Gwynne Guibord, 75, founded interfaith center at St. John’s

Rev. Gwynne Guibord, 75, founded interfaith center at St. John’s

| August 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

Interfaith leader and founder of The Guibord Center, Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, lost a 10-year battle with cancer Aug. 15. She was 75. A Requiem Eucharist was held Aug. 24 at St. John’s Cathedral, home of the Guibord Center. Episcopal Diocesan Bishop John Harvey Taylor officiated. Born in Flint, Mich., Guibord earned her Ph.D. in […]

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