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The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts Celebrates The Chinese Lunar New Year Saturday Night
Honorary Chair Wallis Annenberg joined with event Co-Chairs Linda May and John Bendheim welcomed 500 donors to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills for a spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday night. At the Jan. 31 gala celebration for the Year of the Sheep, which officially begins Feb. 19, local philanthropist Ming Hsieh (born year of the sheep) said sheep are known for their tenderness, intelligence and sensitivity. The benefit, which honored Eva Hsieh, founder and designer of Eve by Eve’s in Beverly Hills, featured concert performances in the Bram Goldsmith Theatre by acclaimed pianist Rueibin Chen and Madame Sun Ping from the Beijing Opera. Wolfgang Puck catered the food, which was beyond delicious, and lion dancers entertained attendees at the pre-concert reception. “The Lunar New Year has always been a big event in Beverly Hills and in Southern California and some of our patrons who are from China had suggested the idea,” said Jerry Magnin, chairman of the board. "It was really nice to have a lot of new visitors. One of the missions of The Wallis is not to just be for Beverly Hills; it's to be for all of Los Angeles. This is unique in the City and we want to bring people from all over Los Angeles here.” The evening was produced by J. Ben Burgeois Productions and the dinner committee included: Hannah An, Carol Cheng-Mayer, Aileen Adams and Geoffrey Cowan, Grace Jin and Li Li, Heln King, Niki and C.L. Max Nikias, Marc Selwyn, Sue Tsao and Anna Fang and Michael Yang.
Murray Pepper, Vicki Reynolds and Sharon Davis & Gray Davis
Julie & Bruce Goldsmith
Joan & John Hotchkis
Grace Jin and Sabrina Veng
Madame Sun Ping
Tania Camargo and Jerry Magnin
Van Cleef & Arpels CEO of the Americas Alain Bernard is surrounded by models wearing gowns from Eve by Eve’s and exquisite jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels
Linda May and John Bendheim
Ming & Eva Hsieh
Wallis Annenberg (center) with Niki & C.L. Max Nikias
Photos by Charley Gallay/Getty Images and Kevin Parry
Four former USC students Monday filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit against the university stemming from revelations of years-old misconduct complaints against Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime gynecologist at the university Student Health Center.
Resident and author Laurie Burrow Grad will be among the participants when Our House Grief Support Center’s ninth annual Run for Hope 5K kicks off Sunday at the West Los Angeles Civic Center & Bandshell.
Beverly Hills Unified continued shoring up its leadership team this week, with the Board of Education voting unanimously on Tuesday to officially make Chris Regan Beverly Vista’s principal for the 2018/19 school year. Regan, who worked briefly as an assistant principal at Beverly Hills High School, has been serving as Beverly Vista’s interim principal since January.
BEARS ROAR – The Beverly Hills Bears girls team of the Beverly Hills AYSO won the championship in the U-12 girls division at the Pot O’Gold tournament in Thousand Oaks. Bottom Row, from left: Gemma Macht, Lila Taheri and Samantha Nabati. Middle row, from left: Alessandra Emerson, Sarah-Lea Dahan, Ava Hollander, Hannah Pinchuck, Sophia Haroutunian, Elena Serrano, Audrey Perry and Arielle Efron. Back Row, from left: Coach Michael Taheri, Eva Franco and Coach Babak Nabati.