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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
The sun-drenched, rain-washed streets of the City of Beverly Hills join with Mayor Lili Bosse Monday to invite the community to Walk with the Mayor to visit some outstanding culinary treasures just in time for a healthy breakfast – Israeli-style – and some of the smoothest coffee in town. This week, Walk with the Mayor will visit Aharon Coffee and Tarte Tatin Bakery & Cafe.
Taking a nod from El Rodeo, which launched Beverly Hills Unified School District’s first annual “Fun Run” a few years ago, Hawthorne held its own Fun Run this past week, “Running With The Viking,” raising over $40,000. Pictured: Hawthorne students and parents enjoy Multicultural Day.
When Kalman Aron first started drawing at age three in his Latvian hometown of Riga, he never dreamed that his particular art skill would enable him to survive another nine decades in a very hectic life.
On the heels of yet another school shooting this week – a tragic national trend that shows no signs of abating – on Wednesday evening Beverly Hills High School Principal Mark Mead emailed BHHS students, families and staff alerting them to forthcoming security changes at the school.