• 22

    Oct

    Los Angeles Architecture Spotlight: The Work of Zoltan Pali and Studio Pali Fekete

    I have written at length about the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and its ceremonious opening in Beverly Hills. But I have not yet touched upon its stunning architecture. The creation of award-winning architect Zoltan Pali and his firm, Studio Pali Fekete (SPF:a), the $75 million center mixes historic preservation with what Christopher Hawthorne calls “unapologetically contemporary architecture.” It’s a striking and brilliant representation of our city’s past, present and future: the 1933 Italianate-style Beverly Hills Post Office on one side and the new, contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Goldsmith Theater on the other side. In the middle, rests courtyards,…

  • 20

    Oct

    Starry, Starry Night for Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Opening Gala

    Recently, I attended one of the L.A.’s most anticipated events: the star-studded inaugural gala of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The soiree hosted every celebrity from Demi Moore to Kevin Spacey and Gwen Stefani, and just about every legendry name in the 90210 ZIP code. I was honored to be among such a elegant gathering! We all came to celebrate drama and culture, and indeed, that’s exactly what we got—right down to the dancers swaying on towering springs above us! As we waited for the opening night performances to begin in the center’s state-of-the-art…

  • 01

    Oct

    Beverly Hills to Become L.A.’s New Cultural Metropolis: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Hosts Ribbon Cutting Oct. 14 and Opens to Public on Oct. 17

    I have three passions: real estate, the arts, and Beverly Hills. Over the years, I have spent so much of my free time supporting the arts and music in our community. Most recently, I have served as a proud board member of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Finally, after many years of dreaming and planning by a small group of civic leaders, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is becoming a reality, once again raising the prominence of Beverly Hills. On October 14, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts celebrated a momentous ribbon…