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  • 50th Anniversary Media Materials

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  • Special Ceremony to Rededicate The Music Center to Los Angeles on October 1, 2014 in Honor of its Upcoming 50th Anniversary

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  • LA’s Leaders for Arts Education: The Music Center and its Resident Companies

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  • ONE-THIRTY-FIVE GRAND: 

    The official blog of The Music Center – Where you can get the inside scoop on all things Los Angeles, performing arts, culture and creativity.

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  • EDUCATION BLOG:

    Stay up to date on the world of education through the arts. 

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  • Got plans for Halloween yet? Check out our blog post with our top picks for LA, and a chance to win passes to LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art's 11th annual Halloween Costume Ball! http://bit.ly/1wx5yTj This year's theme is the "The Living Museum!" Come dressed as your favorite artist or artwork and get ready to dance like Diego and party like Picasso! http://bit.ly/LACMAween Read More ›

  • Join The Music Center on December 6 for a celebration 50 years in the making! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime stage show with unprecedented performances by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera, L.A. Dance Project and a special simulcast performance by the LA Phil. Lead Sponsorship of the commission for L.A. Dance Project’s performance provided by Center Dance Arts. Get your tickets now! http://bit.ly/musiccenter50th Read More ›

  • Happy Friday! Here's your daily #50ThingsDTLA challenge: # 36 - CELEBRATE FRENCH FRIES! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s majestic pipe organ (lovingly referred to as the “French fries” due to its shape) at the Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert this Saturday, Oct. 25th, presented by the LA Phil, by eating French fries on the front steps of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Snap a picture and share it with our hashtag #50ThingsDTLA @MusicCenterLA for your chance to win one of our amazing anniversary prizes! Read More ›

  • See the "Boyz" at The Music Center November 7-9th! Tickets and more info: http://bit.ly/1wn4ArK Formed in 2001, BalletBoyz® (previously George Piper Dances) is the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the all-male company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise. Now entering its second decade, Nunn and Trevitt have re-energized the BalletBoyz dynamic by selecting and training 10 young male dancers from all walks of life. The present membership is drawn from just about every contemporary dance school in the country: Laban, Northern Contemporary, Rambert, The Place, and that well-known vocational hotspot, secondary school. Trevitt explains to Dancingtimes, “...we particularly wanted to have dancers from different backgrounds, not necessarily just with classical training... ones that our eyes were drawn to: with some kind of charisma, a particular movement, an ability or style.” Michael and Billy have established themselves as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance, revolutionizing traditional programming formats, commissioning new work, collaborating with a wide range of cutting-edge talents. They have built a huge following through their groundbreaking TV productions for some of the UK’s leading broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. In the US, they have appeared as guest judges on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance and hosted their own spinoff series A Chance to Dance on Ovation. Watch ›

  • Subscribe for more Music Center fun! http://bit.ly/1p7kVvk New Episodes of The Music Center #Playlist every Tues. & Thurs. In Episode 4 - Yoga DTLA our friends at The Music Center take some time out of their busy days to center themselves with some lunch-time yoga in the Blue Ribbon Garden behind Walt Disney Concert Hall. Little do they know that many of our musicians also know a thing or two about yoga! Watch the video and join in the stretching and centering for yourself with #3 on our #50ThingsDTLA List - 3. STRETCH AND CENTER Take a breather from the hustle and bustle at Grand Park’s Lunchtime Yoga reTreat on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:15 to 1 PM in Grand Park’s Performance Lawn from November through May. Take a pic of your best downward dog and tweet or instagram it to us with #50ThingsDTLA and you could win a slew of prizes including tickets, merch and more! Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicCenterLA Instagram: http://instagram.com/musiccenterla Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicCenterLA Blog: http://musiccenterblog.wordpress.com/ Watch ›

  • Subscribe for more Music Center fun! http://bit.ly/1p7kVvk New Episodes of The Music Center #Playlist every Tues. & Thurs. In Episode 3 - DRESS UP we bring up the age-old question - What do you wear to the opera? Watch the video and share your best-dressed look by tweeting us a pic @MusicCenterLA with #FashionForward! Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicCenterLA Instagram: http://instagram.com/musiccenterla Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MusicCenterLA Blog: http://musiccenterblog.wordpress.com/ Watch ›