The Los Angeles Philharmonic opened its 2011-2012 season—with music director Gustavo Dudamel and creative chair for jazz Herbie Hancock—with an all-Gershwin concert and vintage-inspired evening at Walt Disney Concert Hall for more than 600 guests. Overseen by the Phil’s event department, headed by senior manager for special events Gwen Strong, the event’s producer-designer Gai Klass created a Rhapsody in Blue-inspired 1930’s supper club on Grand Avenue between First and Second for the Rolex-sponsored gala.
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Already billed as the largest seated dinner in the U.S., the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Governors Ball following Sunday’s 63rd Primetime Emmy awards grew to the largest guest count in its history, with a total hovering around 3,900. The thick, celeb-heavy crowd—which included Emmy show host Jane Lynch, Zooey Deschanel, Betty White, and on and on—found a ’60s mod black-and-white look at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Working with ball co-chairs Joe Stewart and Sheila Manning, along with the ball committee, Cheryl Cecchetto with her team at Sequoia Productions produced the gathering for the 14th consecutive year.