Tree of Testimony at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Mona Golabek Exhibit at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

10/30/2014

Discover Los Angeles

On Nov. 3, 2014, LAMOTH is opening a special exhibit and learning experience based on original artifacts from Mona Golabek’s personal collection of photos and documents related to her book, “The Children of Willesden Lane.” The book chronicles the extraordinary life story of Golabek’s mother Lisa Jura, who as a young teen, was forced to leave her family in Vienna, travel to London in a Kindertransport and live out World War II as a refugee. The Kindertransport (German for “children transport”) was a rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of World War II. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, schools and farms. In many cases they were the only members of their families who survived the Holocaust.

Mona Golabek is an author, recording artist, radio host and internationally acclaimed concert pianist. A Grammy Award nominee, Golabek has received numerous accolades, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the People's Award of the International Chopin Competition. She is the subject of several PBS television documentaries, including "More Than the Music," which won the grand prize in the 1985 Houston Film Festival, and "Concerto for Mona," featuring Golabek and conductor Zubin Mehta. She has appeared in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall and with major orchestras and conductors worldwide.

The work of Mona Golabek and her sister, the late concert pianist Renee Golabek-Kaye, was inspired by the words their grandmother Malka said to her daughter at the Vienna train station, as Lisa boarded the Kindertransport for safety in London. "Hold on to your music," Malka told her. "It will be your best friend."

The exhibition will feature original music, audio guide narration and reflection by Mona Golabek. Admission is free. For more information, visit the LAMOTH website at www.lamoth.org.

Regiones de Los Ángeles / Pasadena

10/28/2014

Descubra Los Angeles

Pasadena es el hogar de uno de los estadios más famosos del mundo, atracciones culturales reconocidas internacionalmente, instituciones educativas de primer nivel así como de algunos de los mejores hoteles y restaurantes de Los Ángeles.

River Rock at Sportsmen's Lodge

Hidden Gems in Studio City

10/27/2014

Esther Tseng

Formerly known as Laurelwood, Studio City is located on the north slope of the Santa Monica Mountains. It was part of the Rancho Ex-Mission San Fernando, a Mexican land grant, and named after the area's studio lot, opened by Mack Sennett in 1927. That studio is now known as CBS Studio Center. As a community that was born out of the entertainment industry, Studio City is regarded as the "Jewel of the Valley," attracting actors, musicians, and writers and serving as a hub of the San Fernando Valley and a gateway to the Westside and Hollywood. Read on and discover hidden gems in Studio City that are worth checking out.

Blue-Beary Buckwheat Pancake at M Café de Chaya

The Best Kids Menus at Los Angeles Restaurants

10/23/2014

Leslee Komaiko

With fast food offering a constant temptation, it can be difficult for busy parents to find good options for their kids when the family is dining out. Plenty of restaurants offer kids menus, but most of them feature typical items like macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and grilled cheese. In a welcome trend, Los Angeles restaurants are putting extra thought into their menus for the younger set. Read on for a dozen L.A. restaurants that feature great kids menus.

New Automated Passport Control Kiosks at LAX

10/23/2014

Discover Los Angeles

In September 2014, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) unveiled 40 new Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks to expedite the entry process for international passengers arriving at Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). 

Elevators at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Go On Location: Los Angeles Hotels Featured in Film and Television

10/22/2014

Lindsay Blake

Everyone who comes to Hollywood wants to see a star. What many visitors don’t realize is that the hotels they check into are stars in and of themselves. In fact, many L.A. hotels boast a resume that would be the envy of most actors. Read on for a guide to Los Angeles hotels that have been immortalized on screen, along with the productions that made them famous.

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