If your dream is to be a contestant on your favorite game show, winning cash and prizes on television, Los Angeles is the perfect place! Open casting calls and auditions are held year-round in the L.A. area for some of TV’s most popular game shows. Each game show has its own procedures, but if you read and follow the directions carefully, present yourself with enthusiasm, and thoroughly explain why you should be the next contestant, you’ll already have a leg up on the competition.

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Rarely do bands miss the chance to play in Los Angeles, and for good reason. Not only are Angelenos passionate about music and entertainment, but the city has the perfect venues for every type of performer. Whether it's in an intimate space such as Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE or an iconic venue like the Hollywood Palladium, you'll love seeing your favorite acts on stage in L.A.

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A trip to Los Angeles isn’t complete without visiting Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of the city's premier cultural destinations. Whether it's the majesty of the architecture, the purity of the sound or the beauty of its public garden, Walt Disney Concert Hall has become one of the symbols of Los Angeles. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the concert hall is part of Music Center’s collection of performing arts venues.


For music lovers, Los Angeles nightlife wouldn't be complete without a trip to one of the many great jazz clubs in the city. See where to go for jazz in LA, and while you're at it, read up on LA's historic jazz background, as well as interviews with prominent members of the jazz scene.

Los Angeles Jazz Guide
Where to see top-notch jazz in LA, from Latin to blues to bebop.

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From elegant black-tie affairs to massive dance parties, Los Angeles is ready to ring in 2014 with some of the best New Year's Eve events in the country. Read our round-up of LA's top events to say farewell to 2013 and welcome the new year. And on Jan.


For the last several years, Los Angeles has been experiencing a renaissance in its craft cocktail bars, making it one of the top cocktail destinations in the country. With even more bars on the way and an influx of talented bartenders, the city is reclaiming its rightful place at the forefront of the national scene. Classic cocktails continue to win new generations of fans, while innovative drinks push the creative envelope and set a new standard. The myriad of Los Angeles cocktail options can be dizzying, but ultimately only a select few can be called “legendary.”



As the craft cocktail movement continues to grow by leaps and bounds, hotel bars throughout Los Angeles have stepped up their cocktail game to feature classic drinks and signature creations that are among the best in the city.


By Rachael Rollins

Los Angeles is one of the nation’s best cities for dance lovers. International talent comes to Los Angeles to train and perform, thrilling audiences with exciting live productions. Grab your dancing shoes and experience the best of dance culture in Los Angeles at these great attractions.

Travelers from all over the world come to our city to check out not just LA accommodations, but also the hotel bars and their legendary cocktails. Always among the city's trendiest hangout spots, the best hotel bars in Los Angeles offer double duty: unique atmospheres and great drinks. Here are 16 to check out.