January 28, 1998 |
Wearing a tasseled pink and black Chinese jacket, as proud as any Italian grandmother to acknowledge her many family members present, flashing the smile made famous on Art Linkletter's TV show "House Party," Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson was honored for her contribution to the Los Angeles Music Center Education Division. She has co-chaired the group since its 1979 inception, leading it to provide more than 12 million children with arts experiences.
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December 16, 1986 |
The board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. will hire a controller and take other measures to guard against a recurrence of several fiscal irregularities that an internal investigation has uncovered, association officials said Monday. Among those irregularities was the purchase of a $5,500 watch by the president of the association, a paid staff member, on the credit card provided to her for business use, according to Thomas R. Tellefsen, chairman of the board of the association.
August 27, 1992 |
We're jealous, particularly after receiving Jennifer Diener's letter and photos about festivities surrounding supporters of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Salzburg, Austria, last week. The co-chairman (with her husband, Royce) of the Salzburg Celebration Committee noted, "Having a wonderful time. Peter Sellars spoke to our group today about the opera we will see tonight. L.A. Phil had a great concert with Esa-Pekka Salonen last night. Weather is hot but sunny and beautiful.
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October 20, 1997 |
They came from all over the globe Sunday to buy a piece of one of the greatest boxers on Earth. Scores of collectors, investors and just plain sports fans dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Beverly Hills auction house to own something, almost anything, linked to Muhammad Ali. And there was plenty to choose from. There were fight posters, boxing photographs, old shoes, sweaty shorts and worn gloves--from his early days as a Golden Glove amateur named Cassius Clay Jr.
June 4, 1989 |
Every seat from the orchestra to the balcony was paid for and filled for Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles' Phantom Gala--weeks ahead. Because the committee held costs to $19 per person, the net will be a hefty $287,000. From the beginning it was to be an all-heart, no-glitz evening, a family night at the Music Center. And there were families by the droves. William and Onnalee Doheny and Will and Libby Doheny organized 48 seats for a triple-generation celebration. Stephen and Louise Griffith flew in their offspring from New York because they hadn't been able to get "Phantom of the Opera" tickets there.
August 20, 1992 |
Opening nights don't just happen. They're planned. And kingpins of opening night of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera have shuttled back to Los Angeles from summer houses and holiday respites to assure a glamorous night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Sept. 10. That's the evening of the $650-per-person (minimum) benefit performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" and the "Traviata"-inspired party that follows under the stars on the Music Center Plaza.