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May 20, 2001 | Ann Conway
Music lovers swept through a palazzo-style archway at the Venetian-themed "Carnivale" gala last weekend benefiting the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. As about 500 people dined at tables swathed in gold silk at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, members of Bogema, a masked theatrical troupe featuring tumblers, stilt-walkers, jugglers and acrobats, performed.
Three lifetime achievement awards and 17 annual achievement awards were presented at the third annual Orange County Arts Awards ceremony Thursday at the Four Seasons hotel in Newport Beach. Arts Orange County, a nonprofit countywide arts council, hosted the event.
March 16, 2000 | KATHRYN BOLD
The event: The 10th annual Hearts for the Arts Gala 2000, a black-tie dinner and song-and-dance salute to Hollywood movies starring students, alumni and staff of the Orange County High School of the Arts. Held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, the gala was staged by the OCHSA foundation and raised funds for the school's nationally recognized arts programs.
December 14, 1985 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
The idea of the late architect William Pereira to transform a depressed area of Santa Ana into a "city within a city" will go Tuesday before the City Council, which is expected to approve a preliminary agreement with his development group. When Pereira died of heart failure on Nov. 13, city officials withdrew a proposed preliminary agreement with his development group.
March 4, 1993 | ANN CONWAY
Super-model Kelly Gray, 26, had two things to celebrate at the opening on Tuesday night of the new St. John Boutique at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa. "This beautiful store--our West Coast flagship--and my upcoming marriage," Gray told friends who attended the reception that christened the 3,500-square-foot shop. On April 17, Gray--daughter of St. John founders Marie and Bob Gray of Laguna Beach--will tie the knot with England-born musician Michael Blue, 27.
March 11, 2001 | HENRY FENWICK
THEY'RE LINED UP IN LEGGINGS AND LEOTARDS, sweatshirts and jeans, short shorts and tight tops, signing in for auditions for a new musical show. They're not all buff, but the great equalizer among these 85 eager contenders is that none of them really need this job. These folks are the big machers in Orange County. Among them are venture capitalist Chuck Martin and philanthropist John Crean.
September 21, 2000 | PAMELA DIAMOND
Flowers, fountains and a panoramic view of Orange County provided the backdrop for the elegant annual Founders Gala on Sunday. The sweltering heat couldn't quell the enthusiasm of the 107 guests who gathered for a late-afternoon soiree at Casa La Cuesta, the hilltop home of hosts and arts benefactors Pat and William Podlich of Lemon Heights. The event was sponsored by Founders Plus, an organization made up of the original visionaries of the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.
May 19, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Michelle Aspis came to further her medical ambitions by volunteering at a local hospital. Melissa Sanchez wants to spend her summer working with children at a day camp. And Florence Poon, 13, needs to find a group willing to let her volunteer. All three Orange County high school students found what they were looking for Sunday at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa's "shopping resort."
May 18, 1999 | ANN CONWAY
With the clink of crystal and the sound of music, the Pacific Symphony celebrated its 20th anniversary--and the social event of the year--with a black-tie benefit Saturday in Costa Mesa that grossed $1 million. Partying under a tent on land that will one day be crowned with the Orange County Performing Arts Center's new concert hall, 650 orchestra supporters sipped martinis, sampled gourmet fare and heard musicians perform a classical tapestry.
April 11, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Considering that "Götterdämmerung" ends Richard Wagner's epic "Ring," it was no surprise that conversations after the opera's April 3 premiere revolved around the next step in L.A. Opera's two-season encounter with the four operas: its presentations of the entire "Ring" cycle, which will be performed three times starting May 29. "The city should be very proud," said actor Michael York at "Götterdämmerung's" cast party at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion....
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