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Mountaintop Premiere

The Mountaintop takes place in 1968 and is a thrilling, eye-opening look back at events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Following Dr. King’s most famous and memorable speech, he retreats back to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What follows are the final moments of Dr. King’s life.

This play will have you holding your breath, just as much as Dr. King held on to hope, for a better world.

Drop Dead Gorgeous Erica Courtney

Whether it’s Oscars, premieres or MTV Movie Awards, it seems like every season is award season in Hollywood. That’s perfect for Erica Courtney, who is the red carpet go-to jewelry designer for stars Julia Roberts, Madonna, and Kate Beckinsale, among many others. Her one of a kind, interchangeable designs are the reason why elite stars trust Erica Courtney on some of the world’s biggest stages. For example, her earrings can be custom enhanced, because built into Erica’s design, stylists can add another large, drop stone with a single click of the clip.

Erica Courtney is not afraid to use colorful gemstones and each one is hand picked by the designer herself. Not to be out done in the bling department, her designs are covered in pave diamonds that add sophisticated sparkle to every piece. For those who are walking another very important “carpet,” a la the aisle, Erica Courtney just launched the “Gorgeous and Engaged” collection that keeps the red carpet wow factor, but adds the beauty and purity of wedding jewelry.

New Director, New Sound at LA Philharmonic

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has a new director, 28 year-old Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, who is already wowing A-list Californian crowds and reaching the top of the classical Billboard charts. Dudamel began his tenure in October and in his first concert, he received a standing ovation before he had even begun. He has an incredible energy and artistry that has made him one of the most sought-after conductors around the world. His work is so incredible that TIME magazine named him one of the most influential people of 2009.

Make sure to check out Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic. There are always a many different types of concerts performed year-round, from holiday themed performances to jazz bands to beautiful classical music, for every musical taste.

4. 7 Premieres, 7 Parties at Gen Art Film Fest April 7-13

Picture 23April is the month for film festivals in New York and Gen Art is a great place for cool, cutting edge people and films. Now in its 15th year, the Gen Art Film Festival is a week-long festival showcasing 14 films (7 shorts, 7 features) from some of North America’s most talented emerging filmmakers. In the past it has introduced cutting edge filmmakers like Alan Cumming, Cary Fukunaga and the late Adrienne Shelly. A unique feature of this festival is that regular people can get tickets to the highly coveted and star studded after-parties.

1. Patience Pays for Golden Seat at Oscars! March 7

Picture 19There’s no debate that the Oscars is the event in Hollywood. The whole world sits in front of their screens, mesmerized by the world’s most beautiful and talented actors and actresses as they compete for the ultimate award: the golden Oscar. But if you’re in LA you may have the chance to see all of this in person! For those who planned in advance (or those who want a heads up for next year), registration for bleacher seats closed on September 2009. But if you have a lot of patience and get there early, there is a possibility patience can pay by waiting in line for a golden ticket to the bleachers. Of course, there are plenty of Oscar themed parties across Los Angeles where you can enjoy the 82nd Annual Academy Awards Show from the comfort of a swanky lounge or killer house party.

2. Celebrate Oscars with Miss America March 7

Picture 5Still looking for somewhere to watch the Oscars and remain as fashionable as your favorite starlets? Look no further than the Traverse Arts Project and The Radisson Warwick Hotel, who will host their 2nd Annual Red Carpet Party on the biggest night in Hollywood. Hosts include Robert “Sandy Beach” Hitchen, reigning Miss America Pageant winner Michelle Dupree and award winning composer Joseph Hallman.

The event will feature a viewing of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards live from Hollywood. The hotel’s elegant Gold and Silver VIP Levels include all-access with open wine, beer, and vodka bar, as well as gourmet food all night long. The hottest Oscar party isn’t in tinsel town this year, it’s at the Radisson Warwick Hotel.

3. Diddy Does Dallas for NBA All-Stars Feb. 21

Picture 6The NBA 2010 All-Star Game is being held in Dallas this year, and with that comes a weekend full of star-studded parties. But the party that everyone’s talking about is none other than Diddy Does Dallas: 5 different rooms with over 35 fully staffed bars, 10 of the nation’s best DJs, 3 VIP lounges, and close to 10,000 guests. Host Diddy is pulling out all the stops for this all-star red carpet event.

Famous for his White Parties at the Hamptons, Diddy says the top five ingredients for the perfect party are the people, music, amenities, food and drink, and lighting. With guest lists that include A-listers from presidents to Michael Jackson to David Beckham, he’s got to be doing something right. You’re going to want to look your best, people will be talking about this for years.

Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton has draped countless red-carpet stars in diamonds, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones (who was married in them). Explore this Madison Avenue boutique and find antique cushion-cut diamonds and estate brooches. Leighton also designs delicate diamond and platinum engagement rings for brides-to-be.