2015-2016 Distinguished Speaker Series

Anybody who grew up watching Monty Python founding member John Cleese parading as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty will have a chance to revisit those halcyon days of humor.  Martha Stewart more your cuppa tea?  How about former CIA director Leon Panetta? 

All three, as well as former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, award winning portrait photographer Platon, and the controversial theoretical physicist, futurist and ‘water-listener’ Michio Kaku will all  be taking the stage at the iconic Saban Theatre for the Beverly Hills Performing Arts Center’s inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California.

Media: In The News...More TOTA Members Honored

[image: Inline image 1] Temple of the Arts members Mike and Corky Hale (far left) were honored with the "Nica" Lifetime Achievement Awards at the California Jazz Foundation's annual fundraising gala, "Give the Band a Hand" at the LA Hotel Downtown on Saturday, April 25th 2015. The Foundation's President, Edythe L. Bronston presented legendary songwriter Stoller and his wife pianist, harpist and singer Hale this prestigious award "for their significant far-reaching philanthropic work and astounding musical output." Basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor and his wife Elaine introduced the honored couple while the evening included featured performances by Sally Kellerman, Artie Butler, Carol Robbins and Steve Tyrell.

Re: Jewish Film Festival: Opening Night Gala, The Steve Tisch Cinema Center at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills

Temple of the Arts Members Discount Tickets for Opening Night Gala of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2015. Thursday, April 30th @7:00pm. Dessert Reception Upon Arrival! The film, The Outrageous Sophie Tucker shows @8:15.

For a TOTA Members Only Discount buy your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1558855 [image: Inline image 2] TOTA Members Discount Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1558855

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Aaryn Costello aaryn@templeofthearts.org wrote:

Upcoming Events:

The Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Presents: Opening Night Gala of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Thursday April 30th, 2015

Doors Open for Red Carpet @7:00pm Dessert Reception Upon Arrival Film starts @8:15pm

*The Outrageous Sophie Tucker *

Los Angeles Premiere Documentary/USA/96 minutes/2014

Directed by William Gazecki

Produced by Susan and Lloyd Ecker Featuring: Barbara Walters, Tony Benett, Bruce Vilanch, Michael Feinstein, Mamie Van Doren

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrapbooks, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.

Q&A with filmmakers Sue and Lloyd Ecker.


Sponsored by Annette and Robert Lichtenstein. Co-Sponsored by Steve Tisch Cinema Center of Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre.

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUlZm4O4yE&feature=youtu.be

Buy tickets for Opening Night Gala here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1418943