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L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION - 53rd Annual FREE Cultural Extravaganza on December 24

By Lawrence Davis

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Three-hour cultural extravaganza on December 24


53rd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
– Bring the whole family to L.A.'s biggest, Emmy-nominated holiday show at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. More than 20 choirs, music ensembles and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season during this free three-hour extravaganza. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. Some highlights this year: Invertigo Dance Theatre, celebrating the sunny weather that characterizes the winter season in L.A.; Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, weaving the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl with Spanish in its choral presentation of a traditional Mexican Christmas song; Las Cafeteras, blending Mexican folk with Afro-Caribbean rhythms; Pacifico Dance Company, presenting folklorico dance from the region of La Costa Chica; Shakti Dance Company, celebrating the classical dance of southern India; Shin Dance Company, symbolizing the snowy mountains of Chang Bai with an ethnic Korean drum dance; and Spirit Chorale of Los Angeles, singing a capella, spiritual arrangements of holiday classics. Watch it live on KCET from 3-6 pm, and again from 8-11 pm. Hear it live on 90.7 KPFK. Stream it live at www.kcet.org. The L.A. County Holiday Celebration is a gift to the community from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 from 3 pm to 6 pm


Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012

Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or www.HolidayCelebration.org


FREE in the Music Center parking garage

Since 1964, the Arts Commission has produced a holiday celebration in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center every year on December 24th. The program honors the spirit of many cultures and holiday traditions through music, song and dance.

Artists performing in 53rd Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration:

* indicates groups new to the Holiday Celebration this year

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Laura Zucker, Executive Director, provides leadership in cultural services of all disciplines for the largest county in the United States, encompassing 88 municipalities. In addition to producing the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the Arts Commission provides leadership and staffing to support the County-wide collaboration for arts education, Arts for All; administers a grants program that funds more than 350 nonprofit arts organizations annually; oversees the County's Civic Art Program for capital projects; programs the John Anson Ford Theatres and co-produces Live @ the Ford on KCET; funds the largest arts internship program in the country in conjunction with the Getty Foundation; and supports the Los Angeles County Cultural Calendar on ExperienceLA.com and SpacefinderLA.org, Creative Spaces for Creative People. The 2012-13 President of the Arts Commission is Mattie McFadden-Lawson. For more information please consult the Arts Commission online press kit: http://lacountyarts.org/page/pubnewspress

Published on Nov 13, 2012

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