View from the stage at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival

The Central Avenue Jazz Festival


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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


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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.

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.