Category Archives: Dance

Lily Tomlin: Eighth Wonder of the World Comes to Northridge


“Lily Tomlin Just May be the Eighth Wonder of the World.”  

USA Today

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes will appear at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge this May.

Tomlin will bring Edith Ann, Ernestine and other members of her incomparable greatest hits personas to the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Northridge on May 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the VPAC Great Hall.

Critics have been raving about Lily Tomlin’s warm and uniquely affecting performance for nearly half of a century.  The N.Y. Times says, “Tomlin is amazing,” and the New Yorker adds, “Always a revelation.”  Tomlin will take her VPAC audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny trip” with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.

Tomlin’s multifaceted career includes television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video.  She has received six Emmys, two Tonys, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, a Cable Ace Award, a Grammy and two Peabodys.  In 2003 she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented at the Kennedy Center.

Tickets to Lily Tomlin on May 9 range from $50 to $100.  Tickets for Ballroom with a Twist on May 17 are $ $25 to $60.  For more information and tickets, visit the center’s website at or call (818) 677-3000.





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Hey NYC – Dance Against Cancer on May 5th



Producers Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht have partnered with the American Cancer Society to present the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer on Monday, May, 5, 2014.

The evening’s performance, produced by New York City Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht and Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Erin Fogarty, will feature New York City Ballet‘s Jared Angle, Tyler Angle, Robert Fairchild, Chase Finlay, Lauren King, Maria Kowroski, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Taylor Stanly and Daniel Ulbricht; American Ballet Theatre‘s Isabella Boylston, Herman Cornejo, Gillian Murphy and James Whiteside; Alvin Ailey‘s Matthew Rushing, Boston Ballet’s Misa Kuranaga, Miami City Ballet‘s Patricia Delgado; as well as Lar Lubovitch‘s Clifton Brown and Memphis Jookin’ sensation, Charles “Lil Buck Riley.” This year will also showcase young dancers from Jacques D’Amboise’s National Dance Institute.

Work by choreographers George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Brian Reeder, and others will be featured.

Dance Against Cancer was conceived in 2010 by longtime friends Erin Fogarty and Daniel Ulbricht who both have close ties to the cause. The benefit brings together artists from leading dance companies for a night of performances, world premieres and great company. Since it’s inauguration, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $100,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

Join them on Monday, May 5, 2014 for cocktails at 6pm (VIP ticket only), followed by a 7pm performance, and a post show reception at AXA Equitable Theatre, 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets), NYC.

For more information visit the website.  Tickets are $150 ($300 for VIP) and are available at



What’s for Thursday? Fun, Follies and Frumenti at the Next Door Lounge. But…pssst…It’s a Secret!


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If you want to get into one of Hollywood’s most deliciously secretive hide-aways, you’ll remember that  password — and gentlemen, “Take off your hat!” Or you won’t get past the valet at the door.

In celebration of old-time “Gatsby” style (and yes we mean the movie, but I’m sorry Leo isn’t always there. lol), The Next Door Lounge on Highland at Lexington Avenue has introduced several new features sure to whet your appetite for decadence.

The dames of LA FOLLIES – Los Angeles’ premiere precision kick line and cabaret ensemble – has taken up the award-winning Next Door Lounge as their very first residency.  The dames are performing exclusively at NDL every Thursday in 2014.  The gals will be cutting a rug to the likes of “Razzle Dazzle”, “Hey Big Spender”, and other 20’s tunes mixed with a modern-day swagger, donning fans, canes, and those signature gams of theirs.  There is no cover charge to get in, so you can enjoy signature cocktails with a great show.

“The Dames Are the Most Serious High-Kicking Over-Achievers on the LA Dance Scene! Gorgeous!” ~Gia On The Move

I’m told that if you mention the secret catch phrase at the top of this article, to their Dapper Doorman you’ll be ale to cash in a glass of champagne for 10 cents!

Next door lounge

Cognoscente appeal:

Gia On The Move sampled a generous taste of perfection – in-house master distilled Rye (our personal favorite and two thumbs up recommendation) and Bourbon. If whiskey or cognac is your drink, there will be no fizzles here either…all neatly complimented by a limited food menu.

But there’s more…a “MASTER CLASS” series will be taking place, each month and will focus on a specific spirit to further display NDL’s vast knowledge of each spirit category.   In addition to the MASTER CLASS, NDL will also offer a flight of the featured spirit throughout the respective month. For loyal followers and cocktail connoisseurs alike.

The MASTER CLASS will include:

  • One designated Wednesday each month, NDL head barman Zac Henry will host an interactive and educational tasting of the month’s featured spirit;  discuss its origins and distillation process.
  • Lead guests through a flight tasting of 4+ brands of the featured spirit
  • Feature one cocktail containing the featured spirit to show off its versatility and NDL’s knowledge of mixology
  • Food will be provided
  • Price per seat: $30+ (depending on featured brands)

MASTER CLASS 2014 Schedule

March - Whiskey & Craft Beer

April - Rum

May - Tequila

June - Gin

July - American Whiskeys


March 21
“Whiskeys of the World”

  • Bulleit Rye
  • Bushmills 10 Year
  • Johnnie Walker Double Black
  • Oban 14 Year

March 28
“North American Whiskeys”

  • Bulleit Bourbon
  • Bulleit Rye
  • George Dickel #12
  • Crown Royal Cask 16

March 7 and April 4
“Blended Scotches”

  • Johnnie Walker Green
  • Johnnie Walker Gold
  • Buchanan’s Master Blended
  • Old Parr 12 Year

March 14 and April 11
“Single Malt Scotches”

  • Laguvulin 16 Year
  • Talisker 10 Year
  • Oban 14 Year
  • Craggenmore 12 Year


It’s Friday: Here’s Your L.A. Trinidad Senolia Connection

Trinidad SenoliaLast week Gia On The Move stepped into one of LA’s most chic hotspots for a bit of pre-party chill to get the weekend started.
Here’s the Friday to do:  Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles, 8555 Beverly Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90048 – HDG on Friday Nights Presented by Xperiment USA Open every Friday at 9:00pm
Garth Trinidad & Mateo Senolia a.k.a. “Trinidad Senolia” have taken up residency at the Riviera31 lounge of the Sofitel on Beverly Blvd. to create LA’s latest House-Disco-Garage (HDG) deep dance music scene. #loungelizardluv

It’s no secret that the Sofitel has always been a Gia On The Move top favorite for decadent weekend hideaways. With Los Angeles music landscape shapers Garth & Mateo, in the house, to take guests on a “journey of sound”, HDG is now the Friday night raison d’être.

TDOther perks:

Stunning decor.  Incredibly confortable, sexy seating. 
The food.  Best appetizers — towers of flatbread, hummus & condiments, tender spicy beef

Featured Menu Item - PROVENÇALE FLATBREAD - vine ripened tomatoes, sautéed onions, mozzarella, torn garden basil

Featured Cocktail - BYBLOS - “rocks” -2 oz. Plymouth Gin, 1 oz. Pressed Lime Juice, 1 oz. Agave

Dancing Encouraged.

Instagram @garthtrinidad @mateosenolia
Twitter @garthtrinidad @mateosenolia (various mixes from past nights featured)
Riviera 31, Sofitel Los Angeles
Riviera 31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Riviera (South of France) 31 (California, 31st State) is the inspiration behind the name. Riviera 31 is a sophisticated cocktail lounge with a Mediterranean-style menu that caters to L.A.’s most discerning clientele and the cosmopolitan guests of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Riviera 31 is known for its stunning and thought-provoking décor, by Los Angeles based firm Kayat Designs, which takes visitors on a visual journey through the evocative history of the French Riviera. Guest are dazzled by a unique mixology program which offers a selection of masterfully crafted cocktails reminiscent of the luxurious retreats of the iconic French Riviera crafted by Chef Matthew Biancaniello. Xperiment USA presents live musical performances, DJs and high-energy burlesque six nights a week.

Let’s Take A Positive Health Break for Heart Awareness Month

Weekend Extras:

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Back in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February as National Heart Month for the first time.  Fifty years later, President Obama signed the same annual federal proclamation for 2014.  As heart disease is the number one killer in America, the governmental support behind National Heart Month helps raise awareness about the widespread health issue. 

This February take into consideration these 10 healthy heart tips from Caroline Klinge, Marketing Manager for Klinge Foods Ltd, which produces LoSalt®.

  1. Find a beat that gets you going and break out into a dance.  Dancing raises your heart rate and burns calories. So don’t just walk down the street, turn up your headphones and strut!
  2. Whether cooking at home or out for dinner, opt for fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon, herring and tuna) to decrease the risk of heart disease.
  3. “Simply just laughing positively affects your heart,” stated Klinge.  According to research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, laughing relieves stress that damages the endothelium, the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels and promotes blood flow and the healthy function of blood vessels.
  4. Try out a yoga class; According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, this exercise affects heart rate variability (HRV), which is an indicator for heart health.
  5. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, cutting back on salt intake would make the number of coronary heart disease cases significantly decrease.  “To help reduce intake, try LoSalt as it has 66% less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts but tastes just like regular salt,” recommends Klinge.
  6. Stay on top of your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides levels though regular doctor appointments.
  7. “Luckily for those with a sweet tooth, there are health benefits to chocolate consumption,” stated Klinge.  Based on research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the flavonoids in dark chocolate help to fight against heart disease.
  8. The American Heart Association suggests that replacing foods high in saturated fats with nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, and other tree nuts) helps lessen bad (LDL) cholesterol.
  9. Show your pet some love.  The National Institute of Health reports that pet ownership can lower your chance of heart disease and potentially improve heart and lung function.
  10. According to The Mayo Clinic, interval training will increase calories burned.  “You can wear a heart-rate monitor to see where your heart rate stands,” recommends Klinge.

Even as February comes and goes, it is important to keep a healthy heart lifestyle year-round. Help yourself and help others live longer, happier and healthier lives.

LoSalt®LoSalt® is the U.K.’s leading healthy, low-sodium alternative to salt sold worldwide and in more than 4,500 stores in the U.S., including national chains such as Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Safeway as well as natural food stores and independents.  LoSalt has 66 percent less sodium that regular table, sea and rock salts, but tastes just like regular salt.  A great source of potassium, LoSalt is a natural product.  It is a product of Klinge Foods Ltd., based in East Kilbride, Scotland just south of Glasgow.  For more information, please visit their websitebecome a fan at Facebook and follow them on Twitter @LoSaltUS.

Suzanne Beahrs Dance Presents World Premiere of Amid

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“I love suddenly finding myself alone in an elevator, with no one around to bump into or wonder what the heck I’m doing. When the elevator doors close, I may have only a few moments, but my arms swipe and curve, my spine arches and folds, and my legs swing and step. This is how I really feel … I want to create dances that connect us with the intricacy of the present moment through movement that is as potent as it is vibrant.” – Suzanne Beahrs


Suzanne Beahrs Dance presents a full evening of dance on March 27-29, 2014 at 8 pm at Danspace Project, located inside St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC 10003. Tickets are $20 General ($17 Early Bird if ordered before 3/6) / $15 Danspace Members and are available at

Amid, a new hour-long dance piece by Suzanne Beahrs Dance, is a vigorous representation of how a personal trial can take audiences on convoluted journeys through pain, love, fear, loss, joy, and resilience.

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Presented as part of DANCE: Access, a self-production series administered by Danspace Project that serves independent choreographers and dance companies, the work for five women (Suzanne Beahrs, Sarah Hillmon, Julia Jurgilewicz, Celine Syslo, Madeline Wilcox) expresses how we understand and shape our own stories and is a celebration of the exquisite power in our broken, impermanent selves.

Choreographer Suzanne Beahrs makes dances designed to engage viewers on both small and large scales, drawing the eye to a delicate gesture and then back out to a sweeping group of leaping, twirling dancers, propelling through space along spiraling, intersecting pathways.  The company’s mission is to share Suzanne’s artistic vision that investigates and celebrates the impermanent human experience through kinetically driven modern dance.

For those of you not in New York City, Gia On The Move found a compilation of Suzanne’s “to date” dance projects.  They are incredibly worth watching.  It’s a full 10 minutes and a performance unto itself.  Suzanne Beahrs “FULL ON”… In the meantime, find this company on FACEBOOK and like their page.  I just did!


Amid Presented by Suzanne Beahrs Dance


Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 8pm
Friday, March 28, 2014 – 8pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014 – 8pm

Where:    Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street, NYC 10003

Tickets:    $20 General (($17 Early Bird before 3/6) / $15 Danspace Members

Box Office: (866) 811-4111 or Online:

Suzanne Beahrs dances, teaches, and choreographs in New York City. Her work has been presented at many NYC venues including the 92nd St. Y, Judson Church, Cora Dance, FAB Festival, and Dance on the Greenway, commissioned by Dance Theater Etc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Suzanne has shown her work at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley as 2010 Artist in Residence as well as at the 2011 West Wave Dance Festival (ODC Theater). She has been called a “rising name” by The New York Times. Suzanne was on Dance New Amsterdam modern dance faculty until it closed, and has also taught at Dancewave. She is Education Manager at Cora Dance in Brooklyn, where she was previously a 3G (Give/Get/Grow) Resident Artist and has set choreography on the Cora Youth Company. Suzanne has performed with Mare Nostrum Elements, Dana Boll, Carol Mendes & Artists, and others (NY) and Ishika Seth and Dancers, Dance Ceres, Mo Miner, Christine Cali, and others (CA). Suzanne received her MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Geology from UC Berkeley.  Photos courtesy of the Suzanne Beahrs Official Website

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia Performs at Brooklyn College, NY

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The HOT item to catch in February is the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia.  If you’ve never experienced a reportoire of dance truly enconsed in the Russian folklore tradition, this is a golden opportunity. It’s a favorite of Gia On The Move, having seen this style with various Russian ballet companies who have visited over time.

Not your ordinary showcase, like a Russian fairy tale come to life, this company of 55 dancers and musicians incorporates colorful folkloric costumes, thrilling choreography, and an orchestra of national folk instruments as it celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its native Siberia.

Appearing at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College as part of the  2013-14 season, you can catch this unique company on:

Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8pm.

Tickets are $45/$36 (orchestra/mezzanine) and can be purchased by phone or online.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue

On-site paid parking available


BOX OFFICE: (718) 951-4500, TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 1PM – 6PM

GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE: (718) 951-4600, EXT. 3331

The Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia was founded in 1960 by Mikhail Godenko, who served as Director for more than 30 years.  An experienced and talented choreographer, Godenko created a repertoire of dances in collaboration with the Company’s musical director, composer Vladimir Kornev, Merited Artist of Russia, whose deep knowledge of Siberian folklore and dance were key in weaving music into the fabric of the overall performance.  The Company’s elaborate costumes, based on traditional regional designs, were created by Yelizaveta Akselrod, Merited Worker in Art of the Tuva Republic, and Boris Knoblok, Vladimir Mamontov and Paulina Korotkova, Merited Workers in Art of Russia.  The Company is currently led by Artistic Director Vladimir Moiseev.

In addition to regular performances across Russia, the Company has toured internationally to more than 60 countries, including Vietnam, Algeria, Tunisia, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States, as well as throughout both Europe and Latin America.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ presentation of Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia is made possible, in part, by the Macy’s Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

To Find Out More About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Visit Their Webpage.

You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter @BrklynCtr


New York Theatre Ballet Announces The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies

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“Imagine a totally unwired world and the impact of so much visual richness on the children in it. Then unplug a 21st century kid, and head for the Gould…”- The Village Voice

New York Theatre Ballet announces The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies choreographed by Keith Michael at New York City’s Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City.

Follow Alice’s adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature.

Presented in a vaudeville setting (NY circa 1915) this eclectic ballet draws on many different dance forms – from Irish step dancing to African Jubba to classical ballet.  The ballet features sets by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and costumes by Sylvia Taalshon Nolan, Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan opera.


Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1pm

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm

Tickets are $39 and are available at online at, via Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, or in-person at the Florence Gould Hall box office.

For more information, contact the Florence Gould Hall box office at (212) 355-6160.

The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies is part of NYTB’s Once Upon a Ballet series.  Other ballets in the Once Upon a Ballet series include:


March 1-2, 2014 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm

Carnival of the Animals & Sleeping Beauty’s Wedding

May 3, 2014 at 1pm, May 4 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm


New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB), founded in 1978 by artistic director Diana Byer, is the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States and has been hailed by The New York Times as “an invaluable company.” NYTB is dedicated to inspiring a love of dance in diverse audiences through performances of chamber ballet masterpieces and bold new works, as well as innovative one-hour ballets for children, all at affordable prices.

By pairing the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, NYTB brings a new understanding and appreciation of dance. The approach to live performance for children is groundbreaking and unique. New York Theatre Ballet offers an annual series of hour-long ballets tailored to the attention span of young audience members, while offering high production values and clever choreography sophisticated enough for discerning parents.

NYTB is committed to reaching underserved audiences by performing in small cities throughout the U.S. Its professional school provides ballet training based on the Cecchetti syllabus. Classes are offered at affordable prices. Scholarships are awarded to talented homeless and underserved children along with support for well-rounded learning.

The Malibu Civic Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker Dec 13th-15th

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It’s not much of a confession, but, yes…I love The Nutcracker.  17 years of season tickets to New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, not to mention growing up with the Boston Ballet and witnessing, promoting and occasionally spending time in rehearsal space back East, with a multitude of versions, from numerous companies local or visiting, what can I say.  I’ll always be enthralled with this timeless classic.  This year, yet another local company has come on Gia’s radar.

The Malibu Civic Ballet and Performing Arts Society will be staging their 22nd annual local production next weekend on December 13TH, 14TH AND 15TH.

Billed as Malibu’s only local production, they tout themselves as the ONLY area Nutcracker that is cast with Malibu’s own young dancers and supports the local arts community.

Directed by Diane Linder, Artistic Director, whose performance career includes many years as a principal dancer with the Gene Marinaccio American Concert Ballet Company. Ms. Linder has also served as the artistic director of her own studio for 16 years. She joined the faculty at Pepperdine University and directed their dance department and has choreographed the premiere of an original ballet, “Elizabeth and The Lieutenant”, as well as “The Nutcracker” for the Malibu Civic Ballet.

In addition to Malibu’s home-­‐grown cast of dancers, The NUTCRACKER features guest Principal Dancer (formerly of the National Cuban Ballet) Raydel Caceres and guest Prima Ballerina Alihaydee Carreno.

Four Performances Only!

Friday, December 13th, 7:30PM

Saturday December 14th, 2:00PM and 7:30PM

Sunday, December 15th, 2:00PM

The Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University
24255 PCH
Malibu, CA 90265

$$$ and MORE: $35 Orchestra Center and Orchestra Pit; $25 Orchestra Left and Right; $20 for Youth 17 and under; $10 for Malibu High School and Pepperdine students with ID

For tickets please call 310.506 4522. Smothers Theatre box office is open noon to 5 Monday-­‐Friday and for two hours before every scheduled performance. Tickets can be bought in person, over the phone, or online through Ticketmaster (surcharge applies).

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Hi Fashion “Freaking the Halls” of the Bootleg

HI-Fashion, Gia On The Move, Tracey Paleo, music, club sceneby Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move~


Electro-pop duo, HI FASHION got their Christmas freak on  at The Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday evening. Gia On the Move was there for the kitsch new holiday single extravaganza, “Freak Your Halls (At The Office Part-ay)” which debuted this week on PopMatters with the accompanying video below.

Outlandish and yet incredibly hilarious, HI FASHION “turned out” the audience with a grotesquely, high energy, pop art performance so bizarre and so outstanding, that it defied explanation. It was incredible!

Recognizable are the electro-charged sound blend references to Madonna and The The, old school club kids style from the days of giant NYC club halls and pop ballads. HI FASHION simply resonates with cult audiences and stands on its own with its brand of weird, sarcastic, “hit the dance floor” entertainment. There’s nothing else out there like it.

HI FASHION first made waves with their first EP,”Sprechen Sie Hi Fashion,” when they debuted Amazing, (featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite, Raja) on The band, comprised of Rick Gradone and Jen DM, followed the video debut with a feature on US Weekly and spot on the bill for Perez’s exclusive CMJ Party, “One Night In… New York,” a performance which was critically received by outlets like Time Out New York and Out Magazine.

HI FASHION has a new big fan in Gia On The Move.  “More please!”  The video does not do them justice. So you will not EVER want to miss a live performance.

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Twitter: @_Hi_Fashion_

A Night of Fashion, Art & Disco Dancing at Alice & Olive


Join Olive & Alice tonight for a night of:

-          Music by Hannah Bronfman

-          Burlesque performance by Hazel Honeysuckle

-          Live painting by renowned artist, David Choe

-          Launch of alice + olivia / David Choe collaboration

-          Interactive glow in the dark, black light paint room


This is last minute so be sure to RSVP at:

Confirmed to attend:  Zosia Mamet, Selita Ebanks, Alanna Zimmer, Becka Diamond, Chloe Bridges, Caitlin FitzGerald, Fiona Byrne, Jessica White, Jessica Joffe, Mia Moretti, Nicky Hilton, Vashtie and more!

Wednesday, November 20th

8pm – 11pm

450 West 14th Street

(10th Ave/ Washington)

It’s a 54 Year Old L.A. Tradition

54th Annual FREE
Seasonal Music and Dance Spectacular December 24

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An authentic, culturally diverse, amalgamation of more than 20 local Los Angeles music ensembles, choirs and dance companies celebrate the season during this free, three-hour holiday show.

Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or

Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, live performances will take place at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012 from 3pm to 6pm.  Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. In case you can’t make it downtown, there will be a live telecast on KCET (produced by CDK Productions) and streamed live at

Watch it live on KCET-TV and from 3-6 p.m., and again from 8-11 p.m. and again on Dec. 25 at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Doors open at 2:30 p.m. (although the line forms much earlier, and entertainment on the Music Center plaza begins at noon.)
  • Patrons may come and go throughout the three-hour performance
  • Reservations for tickets to the show or parking are not necessary

Artists performing in the
54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration:

  • Aditya Prakash Ensemble* will debut on the Holiday Celebration with a celebratory performance blending classical Indian music with jazz and Latin rhythms.
  • ARC Hand Bell Choir will return to the Holiday Celebration stage with traditional holiday repertoire.
  • Artemusica*, a 26-member vocal ensemble will perform holiday classics in the Baroque style.
  • Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY*, directed by former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami will debut on the Holiday Celebration with a modern dance work created for the show.
  • Colburn Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Chorus, a 50-voice ensemble of the Colburn School of Performing Arts, will perform holiday songs in Hebrew and English.
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will return to this year’s program with traditional holiday repertoire.
  • Gypsy Allstars*, featuring the sons of the internationally recognized Gipsy Kings will perform music fusing Spanish rhythms with Eastern influences.
  • Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet will perform a dance piece inspired by the Aztec God, Quinto Sol, celebrating the Aztec roots of Mexican culture.
  • Harana Men’s Chorus*, directed by L.A. Master Chorale singer Ed Nepomuceno, will perform seasonal repertoire in English and Tagalog.
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Children’s Choir will perform traditional Filiipino songs celebrating the Christmas holiday.
  • Invertigo Dance Theatre will perform Mishachah (“family” in Hebrew), a dance portraying a Jewish family in a time of celebratoin and reflection.
  • JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble will present a jazz dance performance inspired by a  classic gospel hymn, “Blessed Quietness.”
  • Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy will perform a Korean drumming dance in traditional costume.
  • Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, a Grammy Award-winning female mariachi ensemble, will perform a selection of traditional holiday music in English and Spanish.
  • Palmdale High School Choral Union, a 45-person chorus from the Antelope Valley, will present traditional and jazz-style holiday selections.
  • Praizum*, a 20-member vocal ensemble, will perform classic gospel hymns and spirituals with a contemporary flavor.
  • Quetzal*, a Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band based in East Los Angeles, will perform songs celebrating the holidays.
  • Salvation Army Tabernacle Children’s Chorus, the largest and youngest choir on the program is known for their “choralography” and light-hearted holiday songs.
  • Sarah Reich and Tap Music Project* will debut on the Holiday Celebration with a tap dance performance set to live holiday music.
  • South Bay Children’s Choir, an 80-voice ensemble, will sing traditional seasonal favorites.

* indicates groups new to Holiday Celebration this year

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Arts Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County’s 88 municipalities including funding, job opportunities a