On the Scene Archive

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    Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Every year when Chinese New Year time rolls around, a much anticipated event for San Franciscans is the San Francisco Symphony’s Annual Lunar Year celebration in Davies Symphony Hall. Drums will roll and lions will dance on February 21, Saturday when there will be a […]

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    On the Scene: February 2015

      MUSIC IN THE AIR There’s no doubt that San Francisco Symphony knows how to throw a party and when it is in honor of their beloved maestro, Michael Tilson Thomaas 70th birthday, all stops were pulled. Where else would you have a concert with […]

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  • California golfers Deanna Hom, Marie & Ray Lu, Herb Hom and Calvin Wong brave winds at Makai Golf Course.

    On the Scene: Heaven in Hawaii

      Although we have had mainly dry weather in California, the temps are cold, the winds chilling. So what better escape than to go to the island of Kauai, often called the most exotic of all the Hawaiian Islands. Met up with an old friend, […]

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    On the Scene: Happy Holiday Daze

        Coming up right away — I’ve always been a fan of the lively and vivacious Rita Moreno and now San Franciscans have a chance to see her in action as she narrates PETER AND THE WOLF backed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth […]

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  • Franz Collection VP Joe Woulfe and Rita Beckman congratulate  Fusako Hoyrup on her beautiful floral decoration accenting the Franz vase.

    On the Scene: November News

      As the holidays come upon us, there are so many places to go, events to attend, and shows to see. At the SHN Curran Theatre I was taken back to my memories of the 1950s when my favorite comedy show on my black and […]

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  • Gala co-chairs Jenny Lin, Limin Hu and Lillian Lin.

    Friends of Children With Special Needs Gala Resounding Success

          Each year, Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) has drawn  close to 800 supporters from  the East Bay communities to their annual fundraising gala. This year, their theme was BUILD OUR DREAM IN SOUTH BAY, and because in recent years, they […]

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    Adventure in China

      October 13 Monday Alas our China adventure is beginning as we leave Sunnyvale for SFO to catch our 1:30 pm Korean Airlines flight.  Fourteen of our group greet us and we all seem very excited about our upcoming trip. The modern airplane was comfortable […]

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  • Chairman Jennifer Lee greets Jan Yanehiro, Thuy Vu and friend to Kristi Yamaguchi dinner.


    When the Bay Area Auxiliary of the Arthritis Foundation puts on a fashion show benefit, its glamour all around on the runway and in the audience alike.  Celebrated New York collection in a great runway fashion show, showing over 40 outfits in just 20 minutes. […]

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      Since I will never be a true princess, I can only imagine from Disney movies what it would be like, but being on a Princess Line Cruise ship,could be second best. Where else could you be greeted daily with smiling faces, all eager to […]

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  • Franz fine porclain dishware is displayed by Rita Beckman and Richard Lo at recent Art Festival in Cupertino.

    Music And Arts Is In The Air

        Broadway By the Bay Patron Services Director Sarah Dunn-Rankin told me  I was in for a fast moving rip roaring high voltage musical show in DREAMGIRLS  and she was right!  When I went to see the show at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City, I […]

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