When you’re throwing a party, you’ve gotta invite Cheyenne Jackson! The Broadway star, along with Emmy winner Jane Lynch and Rebecca Romijn, will bring his Music of the Mad Men Era concert to L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 26. Jackson and his special guests will sing lounge music from the ‘50s and ‘60s accompanied by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The concert hall is celebrating its 10th anniversary season. Jackson has also performed his popular Music of the Mad Men Era concert at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln and Kennedy Centers in Washington, D.C. The concert is described as centering on “a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of New York City were hip, and catchy dance music spun on every hi-fi.” Jackson, who jumped from Broadway’s Xanadu and Finian’s Rainbow to TV’s 30 Rock and Glee, will perform hits of the era such as “Feeling Good,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sway.” Jackson most recently appeared on Broadway as a porn star in The Performers, with other credits including Aida, Thoroughly Modern Millie and All Shook Up. His upcoming film credits include Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks and Opening Night. On stage, he’ll appear with Laura Benanti in the Encores! revival of The Most Happy Fella in April. Cheyenne Jackson Laura Benanti Star Files View Comments Jane Lynch
The plots at the center rent for $20 a year with rototilling provided for $5, and soil supplements and tools available on site. It is against the rules to enter someone else’s garden plot without his or her permission, and no fruits, vegetables or flowers may be picked from another person’s plot. The regular gardeners say it is maddening when they find an unauthorized visitor eating the fruits and vegetables they have worked so hard to grow. Azadouhie Babi of Van Nuys was working Saturday in her plot, where she grows eggplant, poppies, grapes, fava beans, tomatoes and other crops. “It’s organic. I prefer everything organic,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun at the same time. People stop by and say they are amazed.” firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 583-7602 IF YOU GO: The Country Garden Fair is free and continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some of the gardeners grow food for animals at the Los Angeles Zoo; their area is known as the Gorilla Garden. “Animals love roses. It is one of the favorite foods of gorillas,” said Neal Mitchell of West Hollywood, who grows about two dozen varieties of roses near the Gorilla Garden in his own plot to create an English garden effect. He said the Sepulveda Garden Center offers food, beauty and a place to socialize. “It’s a supportive group of people who find gardening psychologically and spiritually inspiring,” he said. The Sepulveda Garden Center usually is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and one evening a week during the summer. It’s closed on holidays. ENCINO – With acres of flowers blooming just south of the Ventura Freeway, the Sepulveda Garden Center is expected to draw about 1,000 people this weekend to its Country Garden Fair, where visitors can buy plants and crafts, listen to music, visit an array of garden plots and see a bonsai show. The free family event is offered at the start of the summer growing season to provide information and inspiration to home gardeners in Los Angeles and help people get to know exactly what is offered at the San Fernando Valley center. “This is a great place. When you are driving by on the freeway, there is no awareness it is here,” said Jon Kopitzke, one of the visitors to the center Saturday with his wife Cheryl. The Sepulveda Garden Center opened in 1966 and includes about 16 acres with more than 400 garden plots – each about 10 feet by 20 feet – in which individuals can plant fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.