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George Christy Talks About John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and More!

L.A. Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel with wife Eloísa Maturen Dudamel Wringing tears of joy and tears of heartbreak from his violin strings, Itzhak Perlman  honored composer John Williams with a memorable performance during LA Phil’s 2014 Gala at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this week.  The Gala’s become one of our country’s auspicious annual concerts, in its 15th year, with LA Phil  president and CEO Deborah Borda thrilled that a blockbuster $3.5 million was raised for the orchestra. 6:26 pm Read More

MARCH SCHWARTZ HONORED—The Friars Charitable Foundation commemorated the contributions to the organization by March Schwartz

Linda Schwartz, left, accepted the certificate from the foundation’s President Marilyn Stambler The Friars Charitable Foundation commemorated the contributions to the organization by March Schwartz at a recent certificate presentation at the Hancock Park home of trustee Marge Graf. Schwartz, founder/publisher emeritus of The Beverly Hills Courier, who died last month at 97, served the charity for 40 years as executive VP and member of the board of trustees. 6:10 pm Read More

CENTENNIAL ART IS 5,000 PHOTOS—Brenda and Richard Rubins, co-chairs of Beverly Hills Days Centennial Volunteer Committee

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Brenda and Richard Rubins, co-chairs of Beverly Hills Days Centennial Volunteer Committee, hold the completed mosaic to be presented Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the City Council meeting. Some 5,000 photos of Beverly Hills’ people make up the mosaic tiles assembled in this piece. At Brenda’s suggestion, Richard collected the photos over the Centennial year and arranged them to create this image. The art will have its own booth at the Beverly Hills Art Show Oct. 18-19.

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GRAN FONDO—The City of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive welcomed riders from around the world Sunday for the Gran Fondo Italia cycling ride

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The City of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive welcomed riders from around the world Sunday for the Gran Fondo Italia cycling ride. The tour began in Beverly Hills, ran through the Santa Monica Mountains climbing Piuma Road and circling back to end in front of the Beverly Hills City Hall. Vendors supplied a two-day expo at Beverly Canon Gardens for the weekend.

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TROOP BEVERLY HILLS–The City of Beverly Hills and Sony Pictures celebrated the 25th anniversary of the movie Troop Beverly Hills

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The City of Beverly Hills and Sony Pictures celebrated the 25th anniversary of the movie Troop Beverly Hills with a screening at Beverly Canon Garden. Pictured (fom left): Kellie Martin, producer/writer/creator Ava Ostern Fries, Mayor Lili Bosse, Ami Foster and Heather Hopper. After the screening, the audience had a special Q&A with cast members. Girl Scout Troop 215 was on hand.

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Infiniti of Beverly Hills showcased its luxurious showroom at its dealership at 8825 Wilshire Blvd.

M-Infiniti Infiniti of Beverly Hills showcased its luxurious showroom at its dealership at 8825 Wilshire Blvd. last Thursday evening, presenting “Showroom Chef” with delicious food from Beverly Hills’ own Porta Via restaurant. Guests were treated to an array of culinary treats and fine wines, as well as an up-close look at Infiniti’s line of luxury automobiles. Pictured (from left): George Hart, area general manager for Infiniti; Seth Waskow, Infiniti of Beverly Hills general manager; and John Cairns, dealer operations manager for Infiniti. 6:00 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Vosges Chocolate

1937490_10152437599248108_7541916946227390216_n copy "Vosges Chocolate!!! Now this woman has vision! Chocolatier Katrina Markoff brought this beloved 'sweet' gem to Beverly Hills! Fun ribbon cutting to celebrate 3 years on Beverly Drive," wrote Mayor Lili Bosse on her Facebook page, as she cut the ribbon to celebrate. 4:11 pm Read More