The opening night ceremony and awards presentation of the 6th Annual Russian Cultural Festival in West Hollywood was held at the Hyatt West on Sunset Boulevard. The special guest for the evening was famed singer/songwriter Willy Tokarev, known as the Russian Tony Bennett, who was flown in from Moscow to perform at two separate events in West Hollywood, then jet off to to San Francisco for a concert. The plucky performer has sold millions of records internationally, and is currently working on his 50th album, "Children of the World" here in the U.S. He is also being cast in a new American movie with Maria Conchita Alonso.

For more info on how you can attend this event, please call 310-274-536l. Get out your western duds and ten gallon hat, and join the Share ladies like former Ms.Universe, Corinna Fields, former Mrs. Johnny Carson, Joanna Carson, and Mary Ann Mobley for an evening of fundraising, food and frolic on the Hollywood Beat

Save the Date:

This Saturday, June 2nd from 6-9pm, in Los Angeles, Richard Riordan (LA Mayor 1993-2001) and his wife Nancy will host the 6th annual Vintage Hollywood event at their home in Brentwood. Over 250 Angelenos will come together to enjoy an enchanting evening of fine wine from 27 premiere wineries and gourmet dining from some of the cities finest restaurants. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions featuring fine wines, dining packages and entertainment related rarities. Tickets are available by advance purchase only for $200 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.vintagehollywood.org or call Charissa Abbay at (213) 580-1825. The evening serves as fundraiser for United Friends of the Children. Founded in 1979 by Nancy Daly Riordan, to improve the lives of foster children suffering here in Southern California.