Friday, June 27, 2014

We Got Scooped! Ben & Jerry’s at the Center

Vermont-based ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s made a quick stop at Segerstrom Center on Wednesday, June 25, to give away free scoops of their tasty new Salted Caramel ice cream (sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel swirl) and their classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor. The Center was part of the final leg of Ben and Jerry’s month-long SoCal area tour. 

Center staff and fans eagerly gathered in the Arts Plaza for this sweet surprise and enjoyed their treats underneath the Fire Bird sculpture.  

The Ben & Jerry’s West Coast Core Tour began in San Diego mid-April and will soon roll up to Portland, Seattle and San Francisco for even more fans to enjoy. 

For more delicious snacks and culinary delights, be sure to stop by the outdoor Movie Mondays, starting with The Little Colonel featuring Shirley Temple on July 7. Gourmet food trucks will provide themed menu items for sale for all upcoming Movie Mondays showings. For additional information about Movie Mondays, please visit

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Bravos and Bows on a 'Grand' Scale

Plácido Domingo and Nino Machaidze
The Center presented LA Opera in a concert performance of Jules Massenet’s Thaïs on May 27. This is the third time the Center has brought the LA Opera cast, chorus and orchestra to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall to perform one of the company’s works being presented in fully-staged productions at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The cast starred the legendary Plácido Domingo as Athanaël and Nino Machaidze in the title role.

Final bows and standing ovation.

A number of Center guests applauded and welcomed the cast at a party held in the concert hall Donor Lounge.

Center Chairman Larry Higby and wife Dee 
with Plácido Domingo and his wife Marta.

LA Opera President Christopher Koelsch, performance 
underwriter Paul Musco and Center President Terry Dwyer.

All photos by Nick Koon.

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