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  • Largest and Longest-Running Tracking Study of Audiences Across the U.S. Reveals Dramatically Changed Cultural Landscape

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  • Los Angeles’ Top Cultural Arts Leaders Discuss Economic Impact of the Arts in the Southland

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  • The Music Center Honors Southern California’s Leading Teen Artists at 26th Annual Spotlight Awards Show

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  • Whether you're a seasoned pointe shoe wearer or not, stop by our pointe shoe table w/ @thedancestorela before all #romeoandjuliet performances to get the inside scoop on the newest shoes and how they work! Read More ›

  • "Finally, a 'Romeo and Juliet' for our time" - Los Angeles Register review of The National Ballet of Canada's opening night! http://bit.ly/1sIi134 Read More ›

  • We're in the midst of master class with @nationalballet dancer Jonathan Renna! #ballet #nboctour Read More ›

  • Remember, at our summer Ukule-Along classes you don't have to say it, you just have to play it... But just for fun, here are two of our Music Center regulars discussing how to pronounce "Ukulele." Watch ›

  • Do you play the ukulele? Well come play with us! Enjoy making music with hundreds of fellow recreational musicians at our summertime ukulele sessions. Learn drills, songs, techniques and just jam with fellow strummers! Exclusively for adult (18 years and older) amateur musicians only. Kindly bring your own ukulele and music stand. More info: http://www.musiccenter.org/events/activearts/UKULE-ALONG/ Watch ›

  • This year, The Music Center celebrates 50 years of being the premier performing arts center in Los Angeles. From Dorothy Chandler's vision, to the initial fundraising, to five decades of memorable performances from renown artists the world over, join us in celebrating the illustrious history of The Music Center and toast to the next 50 years to come! Watch ›