54th Annual FREE L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Your L.A. Tradition!

Seasonal Music and Dance Spectacular December 24
• Broadcast Live on KCET-TV
• Performed at the Music Center
• Streamed Live at KCET.org

WHAT:
The 54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration - your L.A. tradition! Perfect for the whole
family, more than 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many
neighborhoods and cultures of Los Angeles celebrate the season during this free, three-hour
holiday show. Even the parking underneath the Music Center is free. Highlights include Aditya
Prakash Ensemble, blending classical Indian music with jazz and Latin rhythms; the Gypsy
Allstars, featuring sons of internationally recognized Gipsy Kings; Grammy Award®-winning
Chicano rock band Quetzal; and Grammy Award®-winning Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea.
Dance highlights include Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY, directed by former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami; JazzAntiqua Dance and Music Ensemble, presenting a piece inspired by classic gospel hymn, "Blessed Quietness;" Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet, celebrating the Aztec roots of Mexican culture; and Jung Im Lee Korean Dance Academy performing a traditional Korean drumming dance. Choral groups singing holiday songs include Artemusica, performing in Baroque style; Colburn Children's Choir and Young Men's Chorus, singing in Hebrew and English; Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles; and Immaculate Heart of Mary Children's Choir, performing traditional Filipino songs. Watch it live on KCET-TV and KCET.org from 3-6 p.m., and again from 8-11 p.m. See it free at the Music Center, 3-6 p.m. Please see below for a complete list of performers.

WHEN:
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 6 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
• Those who can't make it to The Music Center can watch the live broadcast from 3 p.m.-6
p.m. on KCET-TV or stream it at www.kcet.org. The KCET broadcast repeats from 8
p.m.-11 p.m., and again on Dec. 25 at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

WHO:
• Over 20 performing artists from across Los Angeles County (see below for complete list)
• Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
• Produced by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission
• Live telecast on KCET is produced by CDK Productions

WHERE:
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012

HOW:
Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or [ http://www.HolidayCelebration.org ]www.HolidayCelebration.org

ADMISSION:
FREE

PARKING:
FREE in the Music Center parking garage

OTHER:
• The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has sponsored this admission free show
for the people of the County every December 24 since 1959. The Holiday Celebration
has taken place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion since 1964. The program honors the
spirit of many cultures and holiday traditions through music, song and dance.
• Get in the spirit early! Enjoy highlights from last year's, 53rd Annual L.A. County Holiday
Celebration this Thanksgiving weekend on KCET: Saturday, Nov. 30 at 12:30 p.m.
• See below for a compete list of performers.
• Email lucy@lucypr.com to request jpegs.

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 Mishpachah ("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 and professional development. For more information, visit lacountyarts.org.

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