As Los Angeles’ largest multicultural holiday celebration, the annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration—presented by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors—provides Angelenos of all ages an opportunity to come together on December 24, and both experience and honor the dynamic, rich cultures of the County. During the free event, many diverse L.A.-based artists and community groups showcase their talent, artistry and traditions on The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Founded in 1959 by the late Kenneth Hahn (supervisor of the Second District of Los Angeles County from 1952-1992)—who was an advocate for access to the arts—the free three-hour live production features instrumental music, choral music and dance performances. The program is broadcast live in Southern California on PBS SoCal (KOCE), live-streamed on pbssocal.org and kcet.org and presented live at The Music Center. The program also repeats twice on KCET Christmas Day.
59th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration 2018
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours is a series of late-night immersive art happenings that take place in the various spaces of The Music Center’s theaters and concert halls. Sleepless invites Los Angeles-based artists to reimagine The Music Center experience through live music, performance, and art.
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
2018 Disco Sleepless lookback
The Spotlight Grand Finale
Spotlight is a scholarship and arts training program, which empowers students by emphasizing preparation, courage, critical thinking and perseverance while providing an invaluable opportunity for students to hone their skills! $100,000 in cash scholarships are awarded each year to students. Personalized feedback, master classes with world renowned artists, performing arts workshops and culminating with a Grand Finale Performance at iconic The Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Music Center's Spotlight Program
Dance DTLA’s is L.A.’s largest social dance series during the summer months. Participants can learn new dance moves from a different dance genre at each event. From Salsa to Disco and Bollywood, Dance Downtown welcomes anyone who loves to dance and learn some new moves in the heart of Los Angeles’ civic center.
L.A. County Tree Lighting
Since 1959 on the first Monday after Thanksgiving L.A. comes together to usher in the holiday season with the annual lighting of the official L.A. County Christmas Tree.
L.A. County Tree Lighting Ceremony
Music Center Plaza Grand Re-Opening
Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum.
Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.
The Music Center Plaza Renovation Timelapse | Dec. 2017 - Jul. 2019
Upright Citizens Brigade
These select photos are a sample of the countless number of shows I produced while at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.