January 2014 (33)

LATCB AT WORK – JANUARY 2014

01/19/2014

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Around the world, in town, and on the web, LATCB is working to help grow and support the Los Angeles tourism community and keep the world coming to LA. 

 

NEWS & NOTES - JANUARY 2014

01/17/2014

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LATCB President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. joined Mayor Eric Garcetti  to announce that Los Angeles welcomed a record 42.2 million visitors in 2013, a 2% increase over 2012’s 41.4 million, beating mid-year projections by 150,000 visitors and breaking visitation records for the third consecutive year.

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Jan. 17-19, 2014

01/17/2014

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Discover African American Culture in Los Angeles

01/16/2014

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Los Angeles is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. Beginning with LA’s founding in 1781, the African American presence has grown and flourished, greatly influencing not only the city of Los Angeles, but making a tremendous impact on the rest of the country and around the world. It’s no coincidence that the two years President Barack Obama spent at LA’s Occidental College (1979-1981) played a major role in determining his future in politics.

One of the best ways to experience African American culture and heritage in Los Angeles is during Black History Month, which takes place every February. Hosted by various cultural institutions throughout the city, the month-long celebration includes events at the California African-American Museum in Exposition Park and the annual Pan African Film & Art Festival. The following guide will help you explore LA’s African American culture during Black History Month and throughout the year. Day One covers South LA and Downtown; Day Two features the Beach Cities; and Day Three takes you to the Westside.

Whisky a Go Go 50th Anniversary

01/15/2014

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The world-famous Whisky a Go Go opened on Jan. 15, 1964 with a concert by Johnny Rivers. Read on for ten music acts that helped make the Whisky a Go Go a music mecca.