The LA Bluegrass Situation: Oct. 3, 2015 at the Greek Theatre

09/29/2015

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“I can't imagine a more perfect autumn Saturday in Los Angeles,” said actor Ed Helms, co-founder of The Bluegrass Situation. “A full day festival with amazing roots music, family activities and L.A.’s favorite local food vendors, all outdoors at the stunning Greek Theatre tucked within Griffith Park. If only you could also have a cold beer right at sunset. Oh wait... you can!”

Lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown L.A.

Discover the Historic Theatres on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles

09/15/2015

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Stretching for six blocks from 3rd to 9th Streets along South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, the historic Broadway Theatre District includes 12 movie theatres built between 1910 and 1931. The Broadway Theatre District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May 1979, the first and largest historic theatre district listed on the Register. It is the only large concentration of movie palaces left in the United States.

At its height, the neon-drenched district had the highest concentration of cinemas in the world, with seating capacity for more than 15,000 patrons. In a February 2006 article for the Los Angeles Times, Cara Mia DiMassa wrote: “Dozens of theaters screened Hollywood's latest fare, played host to star-studded premieres and were filled nightly with thousands of moviegoers. In those days, before World War II, Downtown L.A. was the movie capital of the world."

Efforts by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, the Broadway Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation have restored many of these theatres to their original splendor. New generations of Angelenos can now experience live performances and cultural events at these spectacular venues. Read on and discover the great movie palaces of the Broadway Theatre District.

Pilipili Burger, Sassy Wahine and ‘Alekina Burger at Pono Burger

dineL.A. Restaurant Week Spotlight: Westside

07/21/2015

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The Westside is one of L.A.’s top regions, home to world-class cultural attractions, must-see events, acclaimed hotels and a wide range of multicultural restaurants. One of the best ways to discover the vibrant Westside dining scene is during Restaurant Week. Read on for selected Westside restaurants that are participating, as well as events and hotels that will make your dining experience even more memorable.

Kids enjoying Hollywood Bowl SummerSounds

Family Friendly Concerts in Los Angeles

05/22/2015

Leslee Komaiko

There is no shortage of spots in Los Angeles for the youngest music lovers to get their groove on. Many venues hold concerts specifically aimed at families. And unlike most tickets to a pop music concert, kid-oriented concert tickets tend to be very affordable and some shows are even free. From world-famous landmarks to popular neighborhood venues, here are 10 family friendly concert series in L.A.

View from the stage at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival

05/06/2015

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The annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival takes over several blocks of the historic street in the Vernon-Central neighborhood with food vendor booths, exhibiting pavilions, and stages featuring an eclectic range of live music performances.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl: The Story of an L.A. Icon

05/01/2015

Elina Shatkin

After playing home to concerts, theatrical productions and an Easter Sunrise service, the Hollywood Bowl kicked off its first official season in the summer of 1922. It was a barebones experience for spectators, who sat on temporary wooden benches to watch Alfred Hertz conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The scenery and the sounds, however, were hard to beat. Located in a bowl-shaped area of the Hollywood Hills that was once called Daisy Dell, the spot where the venue now stands was chosen, in part, for its natural acoustics. Those are amplified by electronics as well as the bandshell with its distinctive white arches. It's actually the Hollywood Bowl's fourth bandshell. The first two were designed by Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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