CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1997
When two contemporary Spanish artists are honored Sunday afternoon during an exhibition opening at USC, their families and friends back home in Valencia will be able to view the reception on their computers, thanks to what is being billed as the world's first Web broadcast of an art gallery opening. The Web broadcast of works by sculptors Miquel Navarro and Carmen Calvo at the Fisher Gallery on the USC campus will feature the reception, the artworks and interviews with artists and other guests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1999
Four hundred supporters of Mission San Juan Capistrano gathered for the Romance of the Bells gala dinner on Oct. 2. The $100,000 raised from the $150-per-person event will go toward the restoration of the original Great Stone Church. Dressed in black tie or early California elegance, guests were greeted by Friends of the Mission founder Joan Irvine Smith as they entered the mission's main courtyard, which was filled with more than 800 lighted candles.
April 3, 2007 |
Madrid's Prado museum has unveiled a modernist new annex of red brick, granite, oak and marble, giving a first look at sorely needed exhibition space for one of Spain's main tourist attractions. Designed by architect Rafael Moneo, the new space offers visitors plenty of natural light and blends in discreetly with the original gallery built in the early 19th century.
July 3, 2005 |
Tens of thousands of people, many dancing or banging drums, packed the streets of Madrid on Saturday to celebrate Spain's new law legalizing gay marriage. "This is infinitely gay. There are no words to express it," Ivan Sanchez, a 26-year-old pharmacist, said as the throng snaked its way through the capital.
September 17, 1992 |
About 180 guests gathered to remember Daniel Aldrich, founding chancellor of UC Irvine, and to establish a cancer research fund in his name at a "Sunday Supper at The Ritz." Guests, who responded to the suggested dress code of "casual elegance" with dapper suits for men and long flowing dresses and pantsuits for women, paid $100 each to attend the dinner at the Newport Beach restaurant. The dinner included a live auction and was expected to raise about $10,000 for the Daniel G.
September 1, 1992 |
At Sunday's Oaks Fall Classic equestrian competition and Hunt Breakfast it was hard to tell which was more entertaining: the horses or the people. More than 1,000 people, including many of Orange County's most prominent political and social figures, attended the annual benefit hosted by Joan Irvine Smith at her oak-lined Equestrian Center in San Juan Capistrano.