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STAPLES Center entrance

Les plus grands moments de l’histoire du STAPLES Center

08/29/2016

Gregory de Silva

Depuis son ouverture, le STAPLES Center a été le lieu des championnats des Lakers et des Sparks, de la Kings Stanley Cup, et de milliers de nombreux concerts et évènements spéciaux inoubliables. Poursuivez votre lecture pour en savoir plus sur les plus grands moments de l’histoire du STAPLES Center. 

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum peristyle

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: The Story of an L.A. Icon

01/08/2016

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Since opening in June 1923, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has become one of the world’s greatest sports venues, home to world-class athletes and legendary games. The Coliseum has also hosted numerous historic figures and countless special events.

The Broad at Grand Avenue Arts

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access

10/13/2015

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After a successful inaugural event in 2015, Grand Avenue Arts: All Access returns on Saturday, Oct. 29 to showcase the world-class arts and cultural organizations located on Grand Avenue between Temple and 6th Streets. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the one-day, free community event will feature performances, exhibitions, behind-the-scenes tours, and interactive, family-friendly activities.

Grand Avenue Arts: All Access is a collaborative, community-inspired initiative that highlights and celebrates the participating institutions' commitment to the cultural landscape of L.A. Last year, more than 10,000 people enjoyed a wide range of programs and exclusive access to some of L.A.’s most prestigious cultural organizations.

Local restaurants and on-site cafes at participating venues will offer food and beverages. Food trucks parked at Grand Park and adjacent to MOCA will provide additional dining options.

For convenient access, Go Metro and take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station. To find out your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).

Olvera Street vendors

The Guide to Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles

09/17/2015

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Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles, located in the oldest district of the city as part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. The colorful Mexican marketplace opened on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 following a preservation campaign that was spearheaded by Christine Sterling. Several of L.A.’s most historic buildings are located at Olvera Street, along with dozens of craft shops, restaurants and other businesses. Nearly two million annual visitors stroll the tree-shaded, brick-lined block. Read on and discover historic Olvera Street in Downtown L.A.

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.

Chungking Studio art opening in Chinatown

The Guide to Chung King Road Galleries in Chinatown

09/10/2015

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Chung King Road is located in historic Chinatown, just steps from the Hill Street exit off the 110 Freeway. Just 40 feet wide, Chung King Road is bare and quiet during the day - occasionally someone will make their way through as a shortcut to Chinatown’s main attractions. But on art opening nights, throngs of L.A. art enthusiasts pack the little alley to check out the latest exhibits on view at the new generation of art galleries. Read on for a guide to the galleries of Chung King Road.

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