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Southland Sessions

The Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Finale (Preview)

“Spotlight” alum Josh Groban hosts The Music Center’s 33rd annual Spotlight Grand Finale featuring Southern California’s most talented young artists. While showcasing the 14 finalists’ individual performances in acting, ballet, dance and music, the program shines the light on their stories and their Spotlight experience, from virtual auditions to mastery classes with industry experts.

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Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra on stage at Grand Park during a New Year's Eve celebration | Samantha Lee sls ep9 preview
Southland Sessions

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.

Mekala Session and the "Ark" ring in the new year with a jazz music celebration.
Season 1 Episode 9
Def Sound "Struck" collage | Still from "Southland Sessions" E3: Musical Expansions in Quarantine
Southland Sessions

Musical Expansions

Witness the creativity of L.A. music in this episode made in collaboration with dublab.
Season 1 Episode 5
Versastyle Playground still | Image from "Southland Sessions" E4: Dance Break
Southland Sessions

Dance Break

Tour L.A.’s wild and diverse dance community in this showcase of the city’s vibrant scene.
Season 1 Episode 4
Julian Torres in mariachi outfit | Still from "Southland Sessions" S1 E3: Mariachi - from Romance to Resistance
Southland Sessions

Artbound | Mariachi: From Romance to Resistance

Hosted by Mariachi musician Julian Torres, this episode explores the tradition of Mariachi music and its transformation through time and circumstance.
Season 1 Episode 3
Southland Sessions Episode Two “The Industry Presents Sweet Land.” Photo Credit Casey Kringlen for The Industry.
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Southland Sessions

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.
Season 1 Episode 2
Woman with raised fist amid teddy bears | Still from Southland Sessions S1 E1 Change(Makers)
Southland Sessions

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.
Season 1 Episode 1
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