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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, the son of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Venice Canals

Los Angeles Through a Chinese Lens: Part 2

03/25/2015

Discover Los Angeles

In this second part of our ongoing series, Discover Los Angeles dives further into the lives and experiences of five Mainland Chinese students currently enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC).

Pasadena City Hall at dusk

Discover L.A.'s "Parks and Recreation"

02/25/2015

Discover Los Angeles

After seven critically acclaimed seasons, Parks and Recreation took its final bow on Feb. 24, 2015. Pay tribute to Pawnee and discover how Los Angeles played a role in this beloved sitcom.

Living room of Hollyhock House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House Reopens

02/11/2015

Daniel Djang

Following a multimillion-dollar restoration, Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of Barnsdall Park, is celebrating its official reopening on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

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