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  • The Valley Line: Master Chorale glitters after 50 years

    The Valley Line: Master Chorale glitters after 50 years
    Yay! The Winter Olympic Games are now open in Sochi, Russia. I admit that I'm addicted to the games — be they summer or winter editions. However, my favorites are the winter games, so I'm keeping a close watch on the events as well as the athletes,...
  • Restaurant review: Polished, modern République with maybe the best fries in L.A.

    Restaurant review: Polished, modern République with maybe the best fries in L.A.
    Are you looking for the best French fries in Los Angeles? Because the French fries at République are pretty close: cut in long, perfect blocks from fresh potatoes, steamed, slightly dehydrated in a low-temperature oven and then finally boiled in a bath of...
  • Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli
    A few hours before the first pitch of the Dodgers vs. Phillies game Wednesday, Tommy Lasorda sat eating a bowl of meatballs smothered in red sauce at a table behind Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria, one of the new concession stands at Dodger stadium. People...
  • LACMA to honor David Hockney and Martin Scorsese at Art + Film Gala

    LACMA to honor David Hockney and Martin Scorsese at Art + Film Gala
    British artist David Hockney and filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be this year’s honorees at the annual L.A. County Museum of Art’s Art + Film Gala, the museum announced on Monday. The big-ticket event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 2,...
  • The Valley Line: As temps rise, summer venues come to light

    The Valley Line: As temps rise, summer venues come to light
    As of last week, summer is officially here. Get ready for the temps to rise. In fact we might be hitting the 100-plus mark sooner than I would like, I can assure you. This past weekend we experienced the biggest and brightest moon of the year. It was...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • The Valley Line: Dining to support Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

    The Valley Line: Dining to support Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
    It was with great, generous spirits that more than 300 area residents who love fine dining joined forces to make a difference for youngsters in need of mental health and other therapeutic support services as part of Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family...
  • Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles

    Enjoying flatbreads from many culinary angles
    Pizza may be the best known and best loved flatbread in the world, but there are plenty more delicious additions to the flatbread canon. Just pick up a copy of Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid's "Flatbreads & Flavors" to learn more. Or head into any Middle...
  • A comeback for pastry chefs

    A comeback for pastry chefs
    The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
  • Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy

    Hollywood awards season pumps up L.A. economy
    The big winner in this year's Hollywood awards season: the local economy. Hundreds of millions of dollars are funneled into hotels, restaurants and limousine companies as Los Angeles hosts the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Academy...
  • Review: Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills off to a moving start

    Review: Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills off to a moving start
    No one should be surprised that the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which began its inaugural season Friday night with an appearance by the Martha Graham Dance Company, is a high-end venue. It's in Beverly Hills. A pop-up Salvatore...