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Entries by Jay Weston from 06/2011

Mr. Beverly Hills, Fred Hayman, Honored... and His Biography Is Published

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Los Angeles

Under the yellow-and-white colors of his store, Giorgio Beverly Hills, and his namesake follow-up, Fred Hayman really did radically change the way the world considers Los Angeles style.

Superior Donuts at the Geffen Playhouse Bring New Meaning to "Play With Your Food"

| Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles

I paid my two dollars fifty cents and sucked up a delicious, finger-lickin' sugar-coated vanilla-glazed cinnamon donut, served to me by some of the cast of "Superior Donuts."

Paris: Life & Luxury Exhibit at Getty Museum Displays Wonderful World of Excess

| Posted 06.09.2011 | Los Angeles

I have always been transfigured by the prospect of visiting Paris circa 1750, and by the magic of The J. Paul Getty Museum , I was transported back to that unique Paris period on Saturday evening.

Five Promising Artists Receive Grants From Alpert Foundation

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Los Angeles

Five exceptional artists have received grants from the Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). I recently had the pleasure of meeting each of these extraordinary young individuals.

Share Our Strength Fights Childhood Hunger at Taste of Nation

| Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Seventeen million children in the U.S. went to bed hungry last night! That astonishing fact was the impetus for this weekend's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation benefit held in Culver City.

Cirque du Soleil's Iris Coming to Hollywood

| Posted 06.17.2011 | Los Angeles

Thursday, June 16th, was Cirque du Soleil Day in LA. They have revealed in a 'sneak' preview their new, first-time-ever-in-L.A. permanent show, a journey through the world of cinema called Iris.

Legendary Music Man Milt Okun -- Belafonte to John Denver to Placido

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Los Angeles

Along the Cherry Lane chronicles Milt Okun's life from his music school teaching days to singing and writing folk songs to working with some of the biggest names in music.

Celebrating Its 150th Anniversary, Italy Comes to Beverly Hills... By Car

| Posted 06.24.2011 | Los Angeles

When I heard that Beverly Hills was holding a Concours d'Elegance on Father's Day at Rodeo Drive, and it would feature "The Art of Italian Motoring," I cleared my day to spend it there. La Dolce Vita indeed.

Cirque du Soleil Founder Flies Into Space and Returns With Gaia

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Los Angeles

"Why did you want to go into space?" was the first question that I asked of Guy Laliberté. I was intrigued by a man who would spend 11 days in a space station 220 miles above the earth... and return with 10,000 photographs.