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“Southland Sessions” connects you to SoCal’s resilient arts scene one session at a time. From drive-by art shows to all-girl mariachi bands, our curated performances, thoughtful reports and artist resources are your link to the cultural heartbeat of our city.

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The satirical trio, Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas and Herbert Siguenza report from their homes.
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A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya

Performers pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Plus, an interview with the legend herself.
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Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals.
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Hosted by designer Rosten Woo, this episode explores L.A. civic art and culture during the pandemic.
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Witness the creativity of L.A. music in this episode made in collaboration with dublab.
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Dance Break

Tour L.A.’s wild and diverse dance community in this showcase of the city’s vibrant scene.
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Hosted by Mariachi musician Julian Torres, this episode explores the tradition of Mariachi music and its transformation through time and circumstance.
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The Industry Presents Sweet Land

The Industry, one of Los Angeles’s most innovative opera companies, continues their avant-garde, acclaimed regional performances with a historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of the American identity.
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Change(Makers): The Future of Arts and Culture

Key cultural leaders from around Los Angeles gather to discuss the role of arts and culture in shaping the world’s future.
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