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  • Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater

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  • THE MUSIC CENTER’S SPECTACULAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE CELEBRATES THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’S MAJOR IMPACT ON LOS ANGELES AND THE PERFORMING ARTS

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  • 50th Anniversary Media Materials

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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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  • This year's Spotlight Awards Grand Finale performance is tomorrow! We are beyond excited! Read More ›

  • We're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on April 17th! All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself, your friends, or family recreating one of the 7 iconic Alvin Ailey Dance Theater poses below, or post your pics on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #AileyInLA and you'll be automatically entered to win! http://woobox.com/gjkh48 Enter as many times as you like to increase your chances! The more creative and unique your photo the better! Contest closes on April 10th, so start snapping! Read More ›

  • Countdown to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! We're just over two weeks away from opening night! Don't miss your chance to see this remarkable company perform some of the hottest new works as well as timeless classics! Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/10Ybnws Read More ›

  • Center Dance Arts members were treated to a salon with Paloma Herrera earlier this month at which acclaimed author and dance historian Elizabeth Kaye moderated a discussion with the ABT Principal dancer. This intimate talk celebrated Paloma Herrera's stunning career and gave our members an inside look into Paloma's creative process, why she started dancing, her favorite roles, and thoughts on her upcoming retirement. To learn how you can be a part of CDA and gain access to future salons and events click here: http://bit.ly/1MLuSda Watch ›

  • See one of America's favorite dance companies as they return to The Music Center for 6 performances April 15-19th, 2015! It's the dance event of the Spring! More info & tickets: http://bit.ly/10Ybnws Subscribe for more Music Center fun! http://bit.ly/1p7kVvk Watch ›

  • Here's a glimpse inside one of our recent Idea Jams for Artizen Lab held at the East LA County Library and featuring a workshop with Mobile Mural Lab! Learn more about Artizen Lab: http://bit.ly/188MNNG Watch ›