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April 8, 2010
All that glitters is sold at the International Gem & Jewelry Show , a traveling expo featuring nearly 250 exhibitors from around the world. Wares on display include gemstones, jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals and more. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. $8 (good for all three days). Noon-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. (301) 294-1640. www.intergem.com.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Martha Groves
In the summer of 1958, Santa Monica inaugurated its dazzling concrete, glass and steel Civic Auditorium, an emblem of the mid-century modern International Style then popular throughout the world. Two blocks from the ocean, the Civic played host to the Academy Awards through much of the 1960s. Comedians Bill Cosby and Bob Hope performed there, and the exiled Dalai Lama led a "Wheel of Time" initiation ceremony for thousands of Buddhists in 1989. The 3,000-seat venue became a musical mecca for artists as varied as Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, the Village People, Dave Brubeck, Laura Nyro, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince and Bob Dylan.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2011
ART The longest-running art fair in Los Angeles, Photo L.A. is also the largest photography-based art fair in the country, drawing more than 10,000 attendees. The show is now combined with artLA projects, an ongoing citywide program of exhibitions, seminars and installations across all media, and the resulting art fair features four days of programming, including panels with local artists and writers Christina Caputo, Stacy Allen and Alex Klein, as well as an opening reception with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more than 150 exhibitors on hand to discuss green design, including modular housing, rammed earth building, solar power and water conservation. Among this year's highlights: Larry Santoyo of the permaculture design company EarthFlow will answer questions about sustainable landscaping, composting and raising chickens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Martha Groves
In the summer of 1958, Santa Monica inaugurated its dazzling concrete, glass and steel Civic Auditorium, an emblem of the mid-century modern International Style then popular throughout the world. Two blocks from the ocean, the Civic played host to the Academy Awards through much of the 1960s. Comedians Bill Cosby and Bob Hope performed there, and the exiled Dalai Lama led a "Wheel of Time" initiation ceremony for thousands of Buddhists in 1989. The 3,000-seat venue became a musical mecca for artists as varied as Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, the Village People, Dave Brubeck, Laura Nyro, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince and Bob Dylan.
SPORTS
November 22, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former World Boxing Assn. heavyweight champion Tony Tubbs won his fourth consecutive fight by winning a close, but unanimous, decision over Orlin Norris Tuesday night at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tubbs, who earned $12,000--compared to the $800,000 he earned against Mike Tyson when he was knocked out five fights ago--won Norris' North American Boxing Federation heavyweight title.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pro Nominees: Guns N' Roses and Natalie Cole led the field with eight nominations each in the first Pro Set L.A. Music Awards, which were announced Tuesday. The awards are designed to recognize Los Angeles-based artists in 48 categories. The awards will be presented in a show on Feb. 19 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996
The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, in its 50th anniversary season, is celebrating the monumental event on a high note. The orchestra will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Sunday during a free concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The concert will also feature four vocal soloists. The city of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County subsidize the orchestra, which performs four concerts a year at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
MAGAZINE
November 4, 1990 | NANCY D. ROBERTS
"TEN YEARS AGO, you might have paid $600 for an Indian basket or piece of pottery; today the same piece might sell for $4,000," says Elizabeth Lees, producer of the Los Angeles Tribal and Folk Art Show (Nov. 10 and 11 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium; $6 admission).
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1999
* Adventure Character Convention--"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," above, are the themes of the weekend event at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. * "Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration"--The event includes speeches, a jazz quartet and the USC Gospel Choir. Today at noon. Bovard Auditorium, USC campus. Free.
NEWS
January 18, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
More than 300 galleries and dealers have convened at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for Photo L.A., the 22nd annual photography-based art fair that is running through Monday. Photo L.A. is more than exhibits. The schedule includes lectures on collecting, technology, "iPhoneography" and fashion photography as well as seminars devoted to architectural photography. On Sunday, Gordon Baldwin, former curator of the photography department at the J. Paul Getty Museum , moderates a panel titled "The Architectural Photograph.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2012 | By August Brown
Outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday, just before the Swedish producer/DJ Aviciiperformed the first of his three concerts this weekend, a guy passed out on the lawn.  The fellow looked to be in his mid-20s, buffed with protein-supplement shakes and so annihilated that he flitted around the front yard like a little fratty hummingbird searching for sugar water (or tequila). Three police officers chased him before he finally collapsed in a leaden pile right in front of several thousand people waiting in the ticketing line.  This obviously had nothing to do with Avicii or the venue (which wasn't even serving alcohol - go figure)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2012 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures, died Aug. 24 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 94. The cause was ovarian cancer, said her son Timothy. LaVove and longtime friend Jackie McMahan joined forces in 1974 to mount an exhibit of dolls and miniatures as a fundraiser for a school serving autistic children. The show was so popular, it outgrew McMahan's Brentwood backyard and within a few years moved to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, where 10,000 people viewed the exhibits over two days.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2011
EVENTS The coolest green cars since Steve McQueen's Mustang will be on display at the sixth annual AltCar Expo, where attendees can ride in, test-drive and purchase alternative-fuel vehicles. Highlights include the Nissan Leaf, Toyota's plug-in Prius, the Chevy Volt and the Mercedes B-Class F-Cell. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free. (310) 390-2930. http://www.altcarexpo.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2011
ART The longest-running art fair in Los Angeles, Photo L.A. is also the largest photography-based art fair in the country, drawing more than 10,000 attendees. The show is now combined with artLA projects, an ongoing citywide program of exhibitions, seminars and installations across all media, and the resulting art fair features four days of programming, including panels with local artists and writers Christina Caputo, Stacy Allen and Alex Klein, as well as an opening reception with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2010
EVENTS International Gem and Jewelry Show All that glitters might not be gold, but it wouldn't be out of place in Santa Monica this weekend at the International Gem and Jewelry Show. Since the show's modest beginnings in 1967 as the first of its kind to sell directly to the public, the roving bazaar has personal adornments for seemingly everyone. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8 weekend pass (cash only on-site)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2010
All that glitters might not be gold, but it wouldn't be out of place in Santa Monica this weekend at the International Gem and Jewelry Show. Since the show's modest beginnings in 1967 as the first of its kind to sell directly to the public, the roving bazaar has personal adornments for everyone. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica. Noon-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $8 weekend pass (cash only on-site). http://www.intergem.com
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