August 11, 1993 |
Zubin Mehta was back conducting in Los Angeles on Monday night, though with an hors d'oeuvre in his hand rather than a baton. The first conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Music Center was presiding over a cocktail reception in his expansive back yard for the Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He's now its music director. The party was a way of thanking major donors who made this year's IPO tour possible. Mehta is sanguine about his orchestra's need for money.
October 28, 2008 |
The J. Paul Getty Trust is stepping up its support of projects that tell the story of post-World War II art in Los Angeles. The Getty Foundation, the philanthropic branch of the trust, has already awarded about $2.7 million to local museums and libraries to catalog archives that document L.A.'s cultural flowering. Today it is expected to announce an additional $2.8 million in grants to 15 Southern California institutions for a batch of 2011 exhibitions exploring the development of the local art scene, sources close to the Getty say. As reported Sunday in The Times' Calendar section, in 2011 the Getty Museum will present a survey of Southern California painting and sculpture from the late 1940s to the early 1970s in coordination with Getty-funded shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer Museum.
August 12, 2001 |
With its riding trails and streets like country lanes, the low-key Brentwood neighborhood of Sullivan Canyon has attracted horse-riding homeowners and Hollywood luminaries for years. The homes, just off busy Sunset Boulevard, boast corrals and split-rail fences more typical of a rural community than the city.
June 5, 1986 |
As the sun set on Mandalay, Cliff May's retreat at the end of Sullivan Canyon, it was just as promised: a 10-gallon gala, a buckskin bonanza, the Old West. Luminaires Juniors sparkled with their "Rhinestone Roundup," a little affair sure to net about $70,000 for the Estelle Doheny Eye Foundation.
November 5, 1989 |
"The ranch house is everything a California house should be . . . to serve the California life style of informality, outdoor living and sunshine." This typically simple statement came from the father of the California Ranch House style, Cliff May, who died recently in his Brentwood office at the age of 81.
HOME & GARDEN
July 22, 2010 |
Screenwriter, film director and bestselling novelist Nicholas Meyer has listed his Pacific Palisades house at $7.3 million. The two-story Cliff May design, built in 1937, has been his family home for 15 years. Used for entertaining, family weddings and Meyer's work, the courtyard-style house has nearly 7,000 square feet and sits on more than three quarters of an acre — plenty of room for himself, his wife, three daughters, an office assistant and dogs. "It's a house that allows one to do all these things and for a lot of people to be sort of swallowed up because the amount of the grounds," Meyer said.
January 21, 2001 |
Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence has closed escrow on a Beverly Hills-area home for $12.5 million. The asking price was $13.25 million. Lawrence, 35, played an FBI agent going undercover in "Big Momma's House," in which he also impersonated the 300-pound title character. Lawrence was also executive producer of the movie, which took in more than $25 million at the box office its first week in June. He co-stars this year with Danny DeVito in "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
April 22, 2006 |
Gracie wondered at the marriage she'd thought she had. She and Kenny were supposed to be the happily married couple, they were the ones other people talked about in their thrice-weekly therapy sessions, they were the ones who were called the Power Couple in L.A. Confidential. How could the Power Couple break up? The Power Couple cannot break up! From "The Starter Wife" by Gigi Levangie Grazer * WELL. The Power Couple would appear to be calling it quits. Or are they?
August 28, 1991 |
"The rebel in me will touch the rebel in you," Jimmy Cliff sang at the Coach House on Monday, and the Jamaican singer's ability to touch and inspire an audience indeed seems only to grow stronger over the years. Cliff first entered a recording studio in 1962, a year before the Rolling Stones cut their first record. But, unlike the moribund, pre-programmed marketing event that Mick Jagger & Co.'
May 21, 1995 |
Admirers of vintage Southern California architecture will have an unusual chance to visit four private homes in Santa Monica Canyon today. For $30 a ticket--the money goes to benefit the L.A. Conservancy and the 101-year-old Canyon Charter School--visitors are invited on a walking and driving tour of houses that express what organizers call "the California dream"--comfort, informal elegance and easy access between indoors and out.