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Japanese American National Museum Gets $500,000 Pledge from Toyota

Japanese American National Museum promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories and strives to provide a voice for Japanese Americans

REDCAT Presents Paxton’s Bound

Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts, part of Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts (commonly called REDCAT), will present the Los Angeles premiere of Steve Paxton’s signature work Bound. A pioneering American choreographer, Paxton designed it in 1982 and will be performed by exquisite dancer Jurij Konjar of Slovenia. Bound is restaged and reimagined by

Please…Do NOT Enter! Showing Christophe Coppens

Please Do Not Enter is a one-of-a-kind curated store in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. This unique space features an eclectic array of exclusive timeless contemporary pieces, including contemporary design, high fashion, luxury accessories and contemporary art. Carefully selected and curated, most pieces are unique or part of small editions. On Wednesday,


   “A delicate soundscape, something between theater and performance, with finely tuned pandemonium: thin electrical wires, plugs and switches, a dish with water, microphone stands, a box of eggs…”  — TheaterKrant, Holland Wednesday, April 27th will bring some unique sound waves to Downtown Los Angeles. The Osaka-based Umeda creates surprising sound scores

Brazilian Brilliance at Red Cat

REDCAT Presents Acclaimed Brazilian Dance Phenomenon Companhia Urbana de Dança: Performing their Signature Hip Hop Inspired Works ID: Entidades & Na Pista   “So wonderful that it seems miraculous…promised a blend of hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance and knocked the ball out of the park.”  —The New York Times "Forget the pedigree. For raw, edge-of-your-seat tension, this is the one


In 1996 Kjell Hagen moved into an abandoned building on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd. It was typical of that area in DTLA. The window frames held no glass, the outlets drew no power, and, at the intersection of Main and 3rd, tumbleweeds might have rolled past the boarded up store-fronts. Kjell recalls his first