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  • How Jews helped build L.A.’s Music Center

    January 7, 2015 | 3:50 pm

    At the opening night of the Los Angeles Music Center 50 years ago last month, though their names were not listed among the headliners — notably Ludwig von Beethoven and Richard Strauss — members of L.A.’s Jewish community were clearly part of the program. That evening, poised to...

  • ‘The end of an era’: Clintons, Katzenberg, Pelosi pay tribute to Edie Wasserman

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 17, 2011 | 11:04 am

    “I’d like to put you all at ease,” said Rabbi Uri D. Herscher, founder of the Skirball Cultural Center in the opening moments of a memorial tribute to the late Edie Wasserman, who died last August at age 95. “I’ll not be repeating my high holiday sermon today.”

    One week...

  • Crooners celebrate Canuckia’s Cohen and a first for our very own Greenberg

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 24th

    A Leonard Cohen love fest takes place at Royce Hall this evening. The enigmatic genius poet/songwriter is paid tribute in an event titled "The Gospel According to Leonard Cohen," which is presented by Perla Batalla, a vocalist with whom he has frequently worked....

  • Eulogies:Lew Wasserman

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Lew Wasserman, philanthropist, former chairman and chief executive of Music Corporation of America (MCA) and one of the last old-time movie moguls, died June 3 from complications of a stroke. He was 89.

    Wasserman was born March 22, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Russian immigrant...

  • Deaths in the Family

    By Rob Eshman

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Whenever one of our writers or contributors -- or I myself -- use the term "Jewish community," I think of Lew Wasserman. An interviewer once asked the former MCA chairman and power broker about the Jewish community here. Wasserman shot back: "I don't know of a Jewish community. It is...