HWPA Annual Event to feature Randy Newman


By Victor Yoon

Academy and Grammy Award-winner Randy Newman (Amos ’86, John ’96, Patrick ’10 and Alice ’11), who wrote and performed “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” for the movie “Toy Story,” will perform at the Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association Annual Event.

Newman, a singer, songwriter, composer and pianist, is famous for his film scores. He has scored many movies, including “The Natural” and “Meet the Parents.”

He has also scored five Disney-Pixar films: “Monsters, Inc.,” “A Bug’s Life,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2.”

Newman has won four Grammy Awards and one Academy Award.

The HWPA Annual Event, “A Special Musical Evening with Randy Newman,” will include a wine tasting at the Middle School, a performance by Randy Newman at the Bing Performing Arts Center. A buffet supper and an auction.

The event will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

Tickets to the event are $150 each, and all proceeds will support financial aid.

The event is being chaired by Namhee Han Gilhuly ’80 (Emma ’10 and Ty ’13) and Diana Lancs Nathanson ’81 (Olivia ’10 and Nicholas ’13).

The event will include a live auction and an “opportunity drawing.”

Laker tickets and a table reading with the cast of “The Simpsons.”

Prizes for the “opportunity drawing” include a three-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii, an Apple Macbook Pro computer, an iPod Touch with some of Randy Newman’s favorite albums and an upper school student parking space.

Prizes for the live auction include Tickets and additional information are available at www.hwannualevent.com.