Los Angeles freeway lights

Los Angeles Through a Chinese Lens: Part 3

06/03/2015

Dan Shapiro

In Part 3 of our ongoing series about Mainland Chinese students living and studying in L.A., Discover Los Angeles tackles the pertinent and practical topics of life, adjustment and transportation.

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.

“Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay” at Museum of Jurassic Technology

Top 10 Quirky Los Angeles Museums

05/21/2015

Elina Shatkin

Los Angeles has several world-class museums filled with priceless masterpieces. Then there are the more humble institutions, the ones catering to obscure and specialized tastes. From bunnies to martial arts and velvet paintings, here are 10 quirky L.A. museums worth seeking out.

Union Station ticket concourse

Go On Location: The Best Movies & TV Shows Starring Los Angeles

05/18/2015

Lindsay Blake

New York has Woody Allen and Chicago had John Hughes. It sometimes seems like Los Angeles has yet to find that director who treats the city as his or her primary muse. While many movies and television shows are set in L.A. and countless more have filmed here, only a handful of productions focus as much on the city itself as the characters who live here. Read on for L.A. locations featured in 12 movies and television shows that prominently showcase Los Angeles.

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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