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  • Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 22, 2022

    The Concern Foundation's 47th Annual Block Party Back on the Block Sold- Out event on Saturday evening July 9, 2022. On Saturday evening, July 9, 2022 over 3,500 excited guests attended The Concern Foundation's Back on the Block 47th Annual Block Party at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038 from 6-10 pm. This sold-out event raised 1.8 million for cancer research through donations, ticket sales and on auction item bids on over 150 items The backlot of Paramount Studios...

  • Crown Prince of Italy Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy Attends Charity Event in Downtown Los Angeles

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|May 4, 2022

    4.9.22: Savoy is a region in France. But for an evening, you could find the Prince of Savoy at a charity event in DTLA. American Foundation of Savoy Orders 4th Annual Royal Gala benefiting children's charity Catarina's Club was held at the Jonathan Club, in Downtown Los Angeles The Guest of Honor was His Royal Highness the Hereditary Crown Prince of Italy Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice and Prince of Piedmont. The Caterina's Club, Savoy Orders beneficiary in Los Angeles mission is...

  • Chrissy Teigen, Logan Browning, Molly Ringwald and Laura Dern Join Jon Voight for the Hollywood Beauty Awards

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Reporter|Mar 27, 2022

    3.19.22: A spectacular 7th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards took place at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Beauty Awards honors the architects of beauty and acknowledges creative talent in hair, makeup, photography, and styling for TV, film, music, editorial and the red carpet The Hollywood Beauty Awards were founded by LATF USA'S publisher & CEO Michele Elyzabeth in 2014.The executive producers are Michele Elyzabeth, Pamela Price and Otis Stokes. The Red Carpet was sizzling...

  • Contemporary Painting, Illustration, Sculpture from Around the World Comes to Los Angeles

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 26, 2022

    On Wednesday evening January 19, 2022, the gorgeous model Kaia Gerber dazzled the Red Carpet with her beauty at The LA Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber was the host for the event which benefits the St Jude's Children's Research Hospital .St Jude's Research Hospital is a world leader in treating and defeating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their mission is finding cures and saving children The...

  • Legendary Stevie Wonder Closes Global Citizen Live Los Angeles at the Greek Theater

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 18, 2021

    Global Citizen Live Los Angeles was the last location of the 24 hour worldwide broadcast to fundraise to defend our planet and defeat poverty by petitioning world leaders, philanthropists, and the private sector to give priority and commitments towards climate change, starvation, and vaccine equity. This spectacular concert took place on Saturday evening, September 21, 2021 at the Greek Theatre, located at the south section of Griffith Park, 2700 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, 90027 This...

  • Paris Hilton rocked the Red Carpet with her plaid ensembles, mini skirt and over the knee black suede boots

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 18, 2021

    On Tuesday, September 21,2021 the "16th Annual Christmas in September" fundraiser for Children's Hospital Los Angles was held at The Abbey Food and Bar. This glamorous event was hosted by Kathy Hilton, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild and sponsored by Ketel One. This civic event helps solicit thousands of toys for Children's Hospital Los Angeles during the time of the year when they need them the most There was a Red Carpet, Meet and Greet from 6-7 pm and the main event 7-9pm. There was...

  • A Time for Fasting, Forgiveness and Famous Speakers

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 8, 2021

    On Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 and all day Thursday September 16, 2021 Rabbi David Baron and his High Holy Day guests observed Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish Year at the Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Rabbi David Baron, founder of the Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts sermon spoke of heroism, and dignity in the face of terrorism and barbarism. Rabbi David Baron's distinguished guests for Kol Nidre Service on Wednesday evening September 15, 2021 incl...

  • Diversity in Los Angeles! The Boulet Brothers of Dragula mesmerize the show at HempHera and GBK Brand Bar 's

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 23, 2021

    On the rooftop penthouse of the La Peer Hotel, 627 N. La Peer Drive, West Hollywood, the celebrity guests were pampered and gifted on Friday September 17-Saturday September 18, 2021 All guests were lavished by HempHera Kosmeticos and their Greek God & Goddess inspired Luxury Nano Amplified CBD Skincare Collection. Inside the lounge, delicious food and beverages flowed everywhere: Vegan sushi from Kuleana, Suavecito, the world's finest tequila, Hibachi House LA, a full service gourmet...

  • The Dances With Films Festival August 26-September 12, 2021; 'The Art of Protest' Opening Night Film

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 21, 2021

    The 24th Annual Dances with Films Festival was held at the TLC Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, had an exciting opening night world premiere film 'The Art of Protest' on Thursday August 26, 2021. There was an opening night "Meet the Filmmakers" gala at the Roosevelt Hotel Ballroom. Let's Get Physical, the 24th Annual Dances With Films was founded by Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent. Dances With Films was established to support those voices that need to be heard, memoirs to be shared and...

  • The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation 21ST Annual Celebrity Dinner

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Sep 4, 2021

    On Friday August 21, 2021 the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation held its 21st Annual Celebrity Dinner, at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. This fabulous celebrity filled fundraiser had a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and live entertainment, including comedian Cedric the Entertainer. This 21st Annual Celebrity Dinner honored five great men: Smokey Robinson, who is one of the world's greatest musical icons, and lyrical poet whose career has extended over 50 years. As a music...

  • LA Art Show 2021 Opening Night Premiere Party

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 13, 2021

    Thursday Night, July 29, 2021 -- The LA Art show has been a staunch supporter of St Jude Children's Research Hospital, a leading hospital devoted to medical research and the treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This year, the LA Art show donated 15% of all ticket proceeds to St Jude Children's Research Hospitals' lifesaving dedication and mission. Rita Ora, popular British singer, song writer and actress ( with four #1 UK singles), was a charming speaker and happy...

  • Iron Mike Tyson and Ladies Hats Marked the First Opening Day at the Racetrack Following Covid Restrictions.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 4, 2021

    On Friday July 16, 2021 the Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA, opened its doors to about 14,984 fans for its 82nd racing season. In past seasons, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at Del Mar Racetrack had close to 40, 000 attendees on Opening Day, but due to Covid-19 protocols there was a restriction to allowing this type of crowding. Seating was available in the Grandstand, Clubhouse, Turf Club, Skyroom's Luxury and Celebrity suites and the five major restaurants on the...

  • The GUARDaHEART Foundation Presents" Unmasked Heart Disease"

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Jun 25, 2021

    On Saturday June 19, 2021 The GUARDaHEART Foundation Presented Unmasked Heart Disease Starring DIABETES predict at a beautiful mansion in Newport Beach from 5-10 PM. This was an extraordinary evening committed to raising awareness of the diabetic pandemic through early detection and treatment. The evening had a lavish buffet of incredible healthy salads. Fresh fruits, tapas and sugar free desserts, complementary cocktails, live music on the backyard of a gorgeous contemporary estate that had...

  • Wow! Creations Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gift Lounge 2021 honors the Academy Awards 2021 with spectacular gifting and gaiety!

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 29, 2021

    Wow! Creations, a Los Angeles based celebrity marketing company, has been providing Swag Bags and presenting Celebrity Lifestyle Gifting Suites since 2004 with finesse and style! There were so many fabulous vendors it was hard to decide which one to visit first. Molly Bz gourmet cookies introduced her single pack gourmet cookies, which are deliciously infused with alcohol Some of her enticing flavors are "Pina Coladas", sweet and fruity and "Be Cordial" amaretto blended with tasty chocolate...

  • The Academy Awards 2021: GBK Gifts Celebrity guests with over $70,000 in swag bag value

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 27, 2021

    On Wednesday April 21- Saturday April 24, 2021 GBK Brand Bar and Kailo Pain Patch presented with host eOn Sanitizing Mist created a spectacular 4-day luxury celebrity wellness gifting lounge in honor of the Academy Awards 2021 at La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood, CA 90069 This lavish event swirled through divergent spaces of the La Peer Hotel, from the hotel lobby to rooftop, backyard and concluding the experience at GBK Brand Bar where celebrities where gifted outstanding diamond jewelry from...

  • The 24th Family Film Awards at The Universal Hilton Hotel at Universal Studios by Rachel Ganz

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 2, 2021

    It was wonderful to attend and cover " The non-virtual) 24th Family Film Awards" on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at the Universal Hilton Hotel at Universal Studios, presented by DYF Entertainment and WFI. All Covid-19 protocols were followed during the show in conformance with Los Angeles County and CDC guidelines. The 24th Family Film Awards 2021 was produced by Olympia Gellini, Founder of the Family Film Awards and World Film Institute, Dr Jeannie Yi, CEO of DYF Entertainment, Dr Ma Xianoqiu,...

  • MASH Gallery Presents Solo Exhibit of ''Overload" by expressionist painter Maggi Hodge

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 25, 2021

    3/20/21: Today Mash Gallery held its indoor/outdoor Opening Reception for the talented painter Maggi Hodge. This solo exhibition runs from March 20- April 24, 2021 There was an outdoor open bar, red carpet style photo area, outdoor lounge area with free face masks, live musicians and many people smiling and appreciative of a live cultural event, all under COVID compliance. Maggi Hodge's use of bold dramatic colors and adventurous black brush strokes is a reflection of her view of "our current...

  • Moshe is compelled to seek out the advice from a Catholic priest, a Muslim imam and a Sikh holly man.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Mar 4, 2021

    "Tango Shalom" is a heart- warming comedy, dance film extravaganza is being showcased in over nine established Film Festivals in the United States as one in India, the film production center of the world, where it just won the " The Jaipur Critics Award as per The Times of India and Best Comedy and Best Actor ( Jos Laniado ) at the Montreal Independent Film Festival "Tango Shalom" produced by Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Robert Burnett ( "Agent Cody Banks" franchise) includes...

  • How Positive Energy and Generosity of Spirit Made Larry the King of the News Broadcasting World

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Feb 3, 2021

    Tribute to Larry King, Legendary TV and Talk Show Host by Rachel Ganz Larry King was more than a legendary CNN host and iconic radio interviewer, whose career surpassed 63 years. Larry King died at age 87 on Saturday January 23, 2021 at Cedar- Sinai Medical Center of Covid-19 complications Larry King (born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger) was born on November 19, 1933 in Brooklyn New York. His parents Jennie (Gitlitz) and father Aaron Zeiger, were Orthodox Jews who immigrated to the United States from...

  • "Asia" Selected as Israel's Flagship Film for the International Category at the Academy Awards in 2021.

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Dec 23, 2020

    The 34th Israel Film festival, largest exhibit of Israeli Cinema in North America, opens in Los Angeles on December 13-27, 2020 online. The Opening Night Film was "Asia", winner of nine Ophir Awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Ruthy Pribar, and Best Supporting Actress for Shira Hass who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix 's Unorthodox. "Asia" has been selected as Israel's official choice for the International Category at the Academy Awards 2021. Meir Fenigstein,...

  • Creatively Celebrating Halloween During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the Observer|Nov 11, 2020

    In spite of Covid-19 Restrictions to Halloween 2020, the HAUNTOWEEN LA, which showcased on Friday October 9 through Saturday October 31, 2020 to experience for families and children HAUNTOWEEN LA was held daily in October from 3-9 PM at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA This amazing spooky encounter was created by Experiental Supply Founder & Chief Experience Officer Jasen Smith / www.experientialsupply.com The HAUNTOWEEN LA Experience included "Door to Door" Trick or Treating....

  • Film Festival's in the Age of Covid: AFI goes Virtual to Present an Amazon Original Film

    Rachel Ganz, Special to the Observer|Nov 2, 2020

    AFI Festival 2020 presented by Audi opened up with The World Premiere of the Amazon Original Film “ I’m Your Woman’’ starring Emmy Winner Rachel Brosnahan, is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award nominee Jordon Horowitz. This was a very fast paced and exciting 1970’s crime drama who fallows the road trip and story of a young woman and new mother who is forced to go on the run after her criminal husband deceived and killed his boss. Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) is...

  • Despite Covid-19, Hollywood Premiers "Beckman," a Classic Tale of Vengance and Redemption

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Oct 7, 2020

    An exciting in-person feature film premiere of "BECKMAN" was held this past Monday evening September 21, 2020 at the Universal Hilton Hotel, at Universal Studios Hollywood, CA. "BECKMAN", starring David A.R. White, Jeff Fahey, Burt Young, Kira Reed Lorsch, and William Baldwin is now available on Digital and DVD since September 22, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. It was a dynamic action story themed with Christian faith and redemption. BECKMAN narrates the precarious trail of a...

  • Why Horror and Slasher Films" have never been done in English where Latinos and people of color are the Leads

    Rachel Ganz, Observer staff writer|Sep 16, 2020

    On Wednesday evening 8 pm, September 2, 2020 the chic Arena Cinelounge at the Mountalban Rooftop, 1615 Vine Street Hollywood, re-opened (with new COVID-19 safety precautions) to showcase the award winning slasher film “ MURDER IN THE WOODS”. The Arena Cinelounge, a Los Angeles based arthouse cinema, on the rooftop at the Mountalban, provided a beautiful 360 degree view of Hollywood and Los Angeles. It was a refreshing escape from all the COVID-19 Pandemic shutdowns and restrictions to be...

  • Laughing Past the Graveyard: Burbank Covedy Festival Promotes Laughter During the #covid19 #Coronavirus Pandemic

    Rachel Ganz, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 24, 2020

    "The 7th Annual Burbank CoVedy Festival " is the first exclusively virtual global comedy festival produced and showcased by the Flappers Comedy Club & Restaurant on August 9-22, 2020.( https:ll.www.flapperscomedy.com/7th-annual-burbank-covedy-festival/) In a time of pandemic, the world needs laughter. The name of the festival is a play on Covid-19, another name for Coronavirus Ben Rosen is a comedian and writer who performs all over Los Angeles. He has written jokes for Nickelodeon,...

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