Elvis Presley "Forever Cool"

Elvis Presley's 80th Birthday Celebrations in Los Angeles


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Elvis Presley would have been 80 years old on Thursday, Jan. 8. Fans in Los Angeles and around the world are paying tribute and celebrating the King’s birthday. From live music performances to special food menus and a tiki party, read on for Elvis Presley 80th birthday events.

“Well, it's one for the money / Two for the show / Three to get ready / Now go, cat, go”!

Janet Jackson "Unbreakable"

The Best of Los Angeles in 2015: Concerts


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Los Angeles welcomes world-famous acts and rising stars for another stellar year of concerts. From spectacular arenas like STAPLES Center to historic Sunset Strip venues and intimate spaces like The Echo & Echoplex, amazing music is being performed in L.A. every night. Following is just a sample of the concerts you can enjoy in L.A. in 2015. For a complete bucket list of this year's must-see events and attractions, check out our guide to the Best of Los Angeles in 2015.

Outdoor plaza at The Bloc in Downtown Los Angeles

The Best of Los Angeles in 2015


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L.A. is one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Even frequent visitors and longtime residents who think they know L.A. can always discover something new in this exciting metropolis. Read on to find out the latest attractions and greatest events taking place in the City of Angels.

Los Angeles Auto Show at Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: November 2014


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November has arrived, which means it’s time for Thanksgiving and get togethers with family and friends. The whole month is packed with events, from superstar concerts to the L.A. Auto Show and the quirky Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. Read on and find out what’s happening in L.A. this month.

Massive Attack live on stage

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: October 2014


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Halloween doesn’t happen until the end of the month, but don’t worry, there’s plenty to do in Los Angeles before Oct. 31. From a hit Broadway musical to spectacular exhibits, superstar concerts and the world’s first Hello Kitty convention, here are 12 great L.A. events taking place in October.

Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular & Gala Dinner

The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular & Gala Dinner


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The Music Center was originally dedicated on Sept. 27, 1964. Beginning in October 2014, The Music Center kicks off a celebration 50 years in the making. The highlight of the festivities is The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular, an on-stage extravaganza taking place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the iconic venue where it all began, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This star-studded 90-minute show will honor The Music Center and highlight the accomplishments of the past 50 years with special performances and tributes that include:

  • Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and the LA Phil team up for the presentation of a new work choreographed by Justin Peck and commissioned by The Music Center. Performed live by LA Dance Project to music presented in a simulcast performance by the LA Phil conducted by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, this world premiere performance will unite both Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in celebration.
  • Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will perform an aria as part of a special tribute to the LA Opera, introduced by actor Christoph Waltz, and including a video tribute from LA Opera Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, Plácido Domingo.
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale Artistic Director Grant Gershon will conduct signature works performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale as well as a unique collaborative performance of the banquet scene from Nixon in China with LA Opera.
  • Highlights of musical theatre and drama produced by Center Theatre Group will fill the stage with song, dance and dramatic surprises.
  • A special tribute to the 25 years that the Academy Awards were held on the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and much more.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime stage show, honoring a half-century of extraordinary artistic accomplishments and contributions with unforgettable, unprecedented performances and special collaborations.

Following the performance, The Music Center’s most generous donors are invited to a black tie 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in a massive 120’x230’ tent on The Music Center Plaza, featuring a three-course meal prepared by Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering. Guests of the glamorous gala celebration will be treated to more anniversary spectacle with a special surprise performance and dancing.