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Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest 2019

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Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest 2019

SECOND ANNUAL TMRW.TDAY ACTIVATES LOVE IN JAMAICA – RELIVE THE MAGIC FROM 2018 Smiling faces, ecstatic dance, and endless breathtaking visions of postcard perfect coastline serves as the backdrop for Jamaica’s Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, who just wrapped its second journey around the sun this past May. Abound with wellness activations, conscious music, engaging tribe talks, movement and meditations, Tmrw.Tday will continue to be nothing short of magical and one of the most incredible festival experiences in the world. Witness an electrifying Beenie Man performance direct from The Caves, a venue that rivals its contemporaries globally in natural beauty and history. Playing host to AudioFly and a Crew Lovetakeover featuring Lonely C of Soul Clap, Wolf+Lamb and boasting a secret, seaside stage deep within the limestone cliffs, The Caves came to life with wild abandon under the ethereal glow of the moon each night throughout the week. From sunrise to sunset, attendees activated nothing but LOVE on Irie Soul Beach, blissful oasis of Tmrw.Tday and home to yoga, meditation and afternoon Tribe Talks presented by THINC. Practicing in a beautiful, open air studio, yogis of all levels enjoyed views of turquoise waters and blue skies as they were guided through various types of yoga and meditation. Program directors Stacy Irie Soul expanded this year’s offerings to include a wide spectrum of flow, movement, dance, healing + plant medicines. 2018 Irie Soul Tribe leaders included international wellness ambassadors such as the Acro Buddhas, Sharon Feanny, Ryan Caicco, Carmelinda Dimano, Chris Hawk and Subhadra Bowman. Tmrw.Tday’s headquarters served multiple purposes as sundrenched days turned to balmy evenings, Irie Soul Beach played host to some of 2018’s music headliners including a Dub showcase which included producer phenom Teflon Zinc Fence, talented vocalists Naomi Cowan, Zia Benjamin and a special sunset performance by special guest Walshy Fire, who celebrated his birthday in Negril with the Tmrw.Tday tribe. Mixmag’s best new artist Bedouin commanded the decks deep into the night, driving house music fans through a landscape of pulsating beats and intricate melodies. Taking a pivotal step in solidifying its place as a progressive leader Tmrw.Tday debuted the Garden of Mary Cannabis Experience, exploring the power of plant medicine. Sponsored By Tweed Main Street a Canopy Growth Corp. Company and featuring speakers Montel Williams, Dr. Craig Travis of Immugen Health, RAS IYAH V and former NBA Player John Salley. Moderated by Founder Douglas Gordon of CanEx Jamaica, the Garden of Mary offered a glimpse into the future of cannabis and how it can be used to make a positive impact on health, wellness and the community. Tmrw.Tday would like to thank everyone who made it out to Jamaica for this awe-inspiring adventure. Join the Good Vibez Tribe TDAY — Super Early Bird Passes for Tmrw.Tday 2019 officially on sale now! Keep your eyes peeled for more news from the Tmrw.Tday team as they continue to grow. We hope to see you next year on the shores of Negril! Find Your Tribe: Tmrw.Tday Facebook | Instagram | Website Tmrw.Tday’s Philosophy A better TMRW begins TDAY along the breathtaking paradise of Negril, Jamaica’s famed 7-mile beach. Embrace the positive shift within your soul and watch the world begin to smile. Jamaica’s Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest invites you to become a part of a global movement, a catalyst for change to lighten our hearts and remedy our planet. Embark on a seven day journey of consciousness, conviction and growth through wellness, music, dance, art, nature and natural therapies. Step outside the boundaries of everyday life and into the experiential...

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Iconic Burning Man Art Car Mayan Warrior To Make West Coast Debut In Los Angeles

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Iconic Burning Man Art Car Mayan Warrior To Make West Coast Debut In Los Angeles

On August 4th, the globally-renowned Mayan Warrior will make its West Coast debut as the Mexico City-based Burning Man staple makes its final stop along its journey to the Playa. Taking place at Grand Park in the heart of LA beneath the iconic City Hall building, the full Mayan Warrior art car will bring a slice of Burning Man to downtown Los Angeles. As with their famed Playa parties, where tens of thousands gather around the sensory spectacle each year, the artistry of many are woven together under the care of founder and creator Pablo Gonzalez Vargas for an unrivaled light and sound experience. From the mind-melting Alex Grey painting to the Huichol artwork that adorns the central mandala and the tribal design of the vehicle itself, the ornate design provides a sacred backdrop for a cadre of the most dynamic DJs and producers on and off the playa. The music will feature members of the Mayan Warrior crew along with a few special surprise guests. Tickets can be purchased here! Artists outside of the music include Paolo Montiel, a prominent experimental lightning designer responsible for the light design of the Chichén Itzá pyramids and right hand of James Turrell in his Latin America projects. Mark Nath will also be lending his expertise as a laser designer with 20-years of experience doing lights for legendary artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Killers, Ice Cube, Swedish House Mafia, Lady Gaga, Tiesto and Eric Prydz. This is a rare chance to see what many describe as Black Rock City’s most iconic art car outside of its natural habitat with proceeds going towards Mayan Warrior’s appearance at Burning Man 2018 as well as to Create Now, a not-for-profit organization which helps the youth find their voices through arts, mentoring and education. Inspired by Mayan and Huichol lineages and enhanced by state-of-the-art sound and lighting design, Mayan Warrior is a product of Mexican creatives, sustained and brought to life by a diverse community of Burners, artists, creatives and music-lovers. The endeavors of creator Pablo Gonzalez Vargas expand far beyond the Burning Man community as he is also the founder of Sr. Pago, one of the leading e-payment platforms in Latin America. As if having his hands in both the art and tech worlds wasn’t enough, he is also the founder of EXA Radio & TV, which become one of the most influential media outlets and voices for the Latin American youth market. More recently Vargas created Ilumina, an interactive light and sound installation that first appeared at Burning Man in 2017 and is described as a “profound visual, aural, and mystical experience that highlights the interconnectivity of our planet and enhances the global energy field.” Vargas is a brilliant mind who is motivated by grandiose visions and an even more grandiose drive to materialize them. Alongside Vargas is a massive collective of artists, craftsmen, photographers, designers, technologists, architects, engineers and musicians from Mexico City and Northern California who all play crucial roles in the Mayan Warrior’s spectacular existence. Together they share a common goal of creating an immersive experience through art and music that encapsulates the sacred and ancient sources of geometry. The Mayan Warrior has become an ongoing project of contemporary electronic expression; Powered by 70,000 watts of electricity that delivers explosive production including a cutting edge RGB laser light show, psychedelic neon panels, and a sophisticated new sound system comprised of 24 d&b subs and two...

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Do You Lack Creative Talent But Still Admire Art?

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Do You Lack Creative Talent But Still Admire Art?

If anything can be art, anyone can be an artist. One of the questions most people struggle with is, are artists born or made?  Art is both innate and can still be learned. Also, it can take any form like photography, welding, drawing, painting, carpentry, digital imaging and more. While you might have scribbled or painted back in pre-school, you might not think of yourself as a good artist.  A lot of people doubt their artistic skill, and some believe that art is not meant for them.  However, what you may not know is that everyone has potential. Here are some pointers to demonstrate that anyone can be an artist. Even Great Artists Need to Practice No one becomes great at what they do in a day. To be great at what you do, you need to start out small and gain knowledge along the way.  While you may not be an excellent artist at the beginning, you might later on. Remember that practicing your art frequently is key to perfection. By the end of the process, you’ll appreciate the journey. Are You Able to Take Advice? Anyone can be a good artist if they learn how to take advice.  You might not like the criticism, but it’s a perfect way to learn.  Ask your family or friends for advice. Alternatively, you can have an artist you admire, and you could get some tips on where to improve. Forget About Perfection When starting out, it’s easy to want to be perfect. You want to implement the right style, use the best tools, and draw without any faults.  However, you’ll be glad to know that it doesn’t matter what tools or style you use. All that matters is the amount of time, effort, and emotion that you put in. You can later make changes. Quick Tips on How to Improve Your Art Skills Watch YouTube Tutorials:  YouTube videos are great if you’re starting out. Moreover, you get to listen as the artist describe their work and take you through each step. Draw from Real Life: painting or drawing from real life gives you an idea of how shadows and light work. It also gives you an idea of how angles work. Don’t Throw Away Your First Piece: Sometimes you may get frustrated when you paint, and nothing seems to look the way you want.  Keep your first sketch, don’t discard it. In a few months’ time, you’ll appreciate the improvement you’ll have made. The truth is that anyone can be an artist. Take up something that is fun to you and something your audience will enjoy. Forget about perfection and instead put in the effort, time, and...

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Inspiring and Conscious Transformational Festivals From Around The World

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Inspiring and Conscious Transformational Festivals From Around The World

We’re big fans of conscious transformational festivals. We know they can’t be perfect and some valid criticisms have been made. However, at their best they can provide us with a glimpse of what life on Earth could be like if all humans were in touch with their humanity. Conscious festivals foster a creative and collaborative atmosphere of caring, sharing, openness and kindness.  For that reason, they can be can be magical, transformative and often life-changing experiences for many of those who attend. One of the things most people love about festivals is the high level of connectivity. Everyone feels they can show up and be themselves, be accepted, not labeled or judged. Besides the amazing openness and inclusivity you will experience, most of these festivals provide access to incredible music, visionary art installations and performances. Many different lectures & workshops are often available where you can learn from various experts and leading alternative thinkers or share your own knowledge. Burning Man receives the most attention from the media but it’s far from the only conscious festival in the world. Here is a list of some of the best trasnformational festivals from around the world. Universo Paralello, Brazil – December/January An exciting 8-day festival to see out the old year and greet the new with a phenomenal mix of music, art and exhilaration by the beach at Pratigi in Brazil. After 15 yrs. of experience, of running the festival in non-stop rain, to witnessing a breakthrough in Brazilian electronic music, the organizers now believe they are ready to be on the world festival map and bring you something extra special. Children under 12 go free. Rainbow Serpent, Australia – January No longer just an electronic music festival these days you can expect to experience a unique combination of music, art, performance, spiritual education, relaxation and healing at this 4-day event. “While dancing their Dreamings, aborigines spiritually connect themselves to the land and to the Dreamtime. The drumming of feet during the dance draws the earth into dialogue with the dancers, allowing the ceremony to bring the power of the Dreaming to life.” The name Rainbow Serpent is distinctly Australian, coming from the Dreamtime creation story told by the traditional owners of the land. An internationally recognized, multifaceted weekend of dance, color, expression and celebration, people now travel from all over the world to experience what some have said is the best outdoor festival of its type in the Southern Hemisphere. Origin Festival, South Africa – January A 3-day music and arts festival held in a stunning environment just 125km out of Cape Town with backdrops of towering mountains and cradled under huge trees. This is the perfect festival to feel both lost in nature and yet nourished by it, as well as lost in the music and visionary art. We read that the organizers have got this ‘just right’, including separate loos for men and women, all under shade. 99% recycling and a leave no trace policy. Not for under 18’s. Envision Festival, Costa Rica –  February This 4-day festival is more than a festival although it has all the music, visionary art installations, healing sanctuaries and workshops you could wish for. It is also adventure in sustainability, ecology and the magical environment of Costa Rica. You can join the Envisioners before and/or after for truly rapturous experiences in the rain forest...

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“The Power of Pink”

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“The Power of Pink”

Las Fotos Project & Lower East Side Girls Club Present: The Power of Pink, A #GirlMade Photography Show Las Fotos Project hosts the Los Angeles debut of “The Power of Pink” – a photography exhibition on girlhood and identity, opening on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m What:   Las Fotos Project & The Lower Eastside Girls Club “The Power of Pink” Event When: Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Las Fotos Project, 2658 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031 Visuals: Exhibit with 30+ photographs of young girls in New York, Los Angeles, Montana, and Chiapas (MX) exploring identity and creativity through environmental portraits. Las Fotos Project will host “The Power of Pink” on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m., an international #girlmade photography exhibition that reclaims the color pink and encourages girls to explore how to portray it as an empowering color. Through the collaboration with the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York this project has travelled to Chiapas (Mexico), Montana, and now to Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles. A color that has been sold to us as passive and soft, is being reclaimed to confronts patriarchy and gendered oppression. In light of the gendered wage gap, the #metoo movement, and international violence against women, pink is utilized by activists, feminists, and those in solidarity to spark conversations and implement change. We ask the girls “What is your relationship to pink? How would you wear it? How would you photograph it?” Through the photography process girls engaged in conceptual photography, environmental portraiture and a reflective dialogue to unpack the meaning of pink. As said by featured artist Jacqueline Arellano, age 17,  “Pink is powerful because so many girls rock this color and prove to everyone that she isn’t just ‘girly.’ She is more than that and shows us how much talent she has and how she can fight back.” Presented in collaboration with Las Fotos Project (Los Angeles, CA), A VOICE (Flathead Reservation, MT) and Club Balam (Chiapas, MX) About: Las Fotos Project is a non-profit community based photography program whose primary goal is to bring about positive change for adolescent girls facing adversity. Through one-on-one mentoring, photography trainings, and assigned field projects, our programs and services foster the creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills needed to compete in a 21st century workforce. We serve girl students between the ages of 11-18, from predominantly low-income households, who do not have access to photography equipment or arts-based programs. To learn more about Las Fotos Project visit www.lasfotosproject.org or follow us via Twitter and Instagram...

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Shambhala 2018

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Shambhala 2018

Shambhala Music Festival Announces 2018 Headliner Lineup With Claude VonStroke, Feed Me, Destructo, Mr. Carmack, REZZ, Justin Martin, Malaa, Gramatik, Snails And More After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival is excited to return to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada on August 10-13, 2018 for the 21st annual edition. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festivalgoers will have the chance to experience the best of what nature has to offer throughout four blissful days while witnessing hundreds of world-class artists across six unique stages that are individually curated and run by their own stage directors. The festival previously announced Canadian DJ and record producer REZZ and the pioneering electronic trio The Glitch Mob as the first two headliners, and now Shambhala has returned to announce their full headliner lineup for 2018 which includes Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke and his hip-hop leaning project Barclay Crenshaw, legendary UK dance music aficionado Feed Me, renowned DJ and event promoter Destructo, San Francisco based DJ and Dirtybird favourite Justin Martin, and hip-hop meets electronic producer Mr. Carmack. Other highlights include mysterious bass music producer Malaa, Slovenian electronic musician Gramatik, UK drum & bass duo Camo & Krooked, ubiquitous UK hip-hop artist Dizzee Rascal, Montreal dubstep duo Adventure Club, the electrifying 2¢ project from Craze and Four Color Zack, Mad Decent duo Boombox Cartel, turntablist legend DJ Qbert, masked Canadian trio Black Tiger Sex Machine, Montreal bass music phenom Snails, Grammy winning live duo Brasstracks, glitched out Australian act Opiuo, and a collaborative set between Ooah and Boreta of The Glitch Mob under the name 29 Palms. Following the headliner lineup, Shambhala will soon be launching the lineups for each individual stage: Pagoda, Village, Fractal Forest, Living Room, Amphitheater, and The Grove. Keep an eye on the social media channels of Shambhala Music Festival throughout the next week for more info. Shambhala began in 1998 as a grassroots gathering of 500 people on founder Jimmy Bundschuh’s family farm in an evergreen forest beneath breathtaking mountains and has since grown overtime primarily by word-of-mouth thanks to past guests and artists. Shambhala’s home has continued to evolve over the past two decades with a focus on infrastructure that ensures a healthy and sustainable environment. Don’t miss out, tickets are almost gone. Purchase your #Shambhala2018 tickets here. High-end camping packages are offered in addition to some other accommodation packages for those travelling from afar. Carpool options and additional travel information is available on the Shambhala website. STAY CONNECTED: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify...

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Herakut’s RENTAL ASYLUM at The Corey Helford Gallery Feb. 24th – Mar. 31st

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Herakut’s RENTAL ASYLUM at The Corey Helford Gallery Feb. 24th – Mar. 31st

  COREY  HELFORD  GALLERY presents “Herakut’s RENTAL ASYLUM” Opening Reception Saturday, February 24 from 7-11pm (On View February 24 Through March 31, 2018) On Saturday, February 24, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will proudly present the latest exhibition from leading German graffiti artists and storytellers HERAKUT — HERA (Jasmin Siddiqui) and AKUT (Falk Lehmann). Titled “Herakut’s RENTAL ASYLUM,” the exhibition of all new works will inhabit CHG’s 4,500 square-foot main gallery, with the artists in attendance. Regarding their newest creations, HERAKUT states: “The show is called ‘Rental Asylum’ — as we all need to rent a place somewhere far from today’s actual reality, don’t we? And all our creatures on canvas are the happy patients of our rental asylum. They all have different reasons for checking in with us, for a bit, before facing the shit show our world has become.”  After joining forces in 2004, the artists merged their names and styles to collaborate as HERAKUT. Since then, the duo have been painting murals all over the world, along with additional works on canvas, paper and film for gallery and museum shows. Beyond international exhibitions around the world (France, Gaza, Germany and Jordan, among many others), live festival showings at Glastonbury (U.K.), Coachella (U.S.) and an appearance at the Happy 80th Birthday, Dalai Lama celebration (U.S.), this marks HERAKUT’s second exhibition at the gallery. HERAKUT consider themselves “storytellers” who want to share their thoughts and questions with the public, so their figurative work is always accompanied with text. Their process of painting is also a dialogue with both artists adding their individual techniques to the piece. Jasmin uses her drawing skills on finding the form and proportion of their characters, while Falk specializes on painting the photorealistic elements. In addition, HERAKUT are also involved with a variety of charity organizations — where the two work with children in schools and youth programs teaching young people to create a world for themselves — inside their minds. A collection of their work can be found in their books HERAKUT – the perfect merge and After The Laughter. In addition to HERAKUT’s exhibition, Corey Helford Gallery will be premiering new shows from Adrian Cox in Gallery 2 and Troy Brooks in Gallery 3. Opening reception for all three shows will be hosted Saturday, February 24 from 7-11pm. The reception is open to the public and all shows are on view through March 31. About Corey Helford Gallery: Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) was first established in 2006 by Jan Corey Helford and her husband, television producer and creator, Bruce Helford (Anger Management, The Drew Carey Show, George Lopez, The Oblongs) and has since evolved into one of the premier galleries of New Contemporary art.Its goals as an institution are the support and growth of young and emerging, to well-known and internationally established artists, the production and promotion of their artwork, and the general production of their exhibits, events and projects. CHG represents a diverse collection of international artists, primarily influenced by today’s pop culture and collectively encompassing style genres such as New Figurative Art, Pop Surrealism, Neo Pop, Graffiti and Street Art, and Post-Graffiti. After nine years in Culver City, CHG relocated in December 2015 to a robust 12,000 sq. ft. building in Downtown Los Angeles, seven times larger than its original space, where it continues to host exhibitions within the heart of the city’s art community. The current space boasts three separate galleries, each of which house individual artist and group exhibitions, whereas the main gallery offers 4,500 sq. ft., providing total immersion for its attendees. New exhibitions are presented approximately every...

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29Rooms’ transformative LA debut, Turn It Into Art, sparks creativity and thought provoking conversations

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29Rooms’ transformative LA debut, Turn It Into Art, sparks creativity and thought provoking conversations

The debut of Refinery29’s “Turn It Into Art” 29Rooms LA show continues to take Angelinos through a creative journey that awakens more than your senses. In it’s last weekend in Downtown LA we encourage you to visit 29Rooms, a style, culture and technology fun-house, as well as an immersive storytelling experience built for discovery and impact. Showcasing the original intallations from their hit New York show, in addition to 13 new experiences. Piera Gelardi, the Executive Director and Co-founder of Refinery 29, talked to Gypset about the west coast debut of 29Rooms and their intention behind this transformative and playful event. “We first thought about a theme for this year and knew that we really wanted this to be a space of creativity and self-expression, and with that we wanted to celebrate dance, poetry, music, painting but we also wanted to celebrate culturally relevant topics. Once we mapped out what we want to say within the event, we reached out to artist that are of the now and are visionary in their own space that are telling those messages.” Demi Lovato and Janelle Monae are a couple of the celebrities who curated two of the 29 stunning and thought-provoking installations. “In turns of partnerships we worked with incredible brands, like Marc Jacob, Netflix, Google, Toyota, and Urban Decay (to name a few), to bring their messaging to life but in the context of this space in ways that feel really organic and super imaginative”. Refinery29 is committed to powerful storytelling and artful creative work that drives connections and meaningful relationship with their audiences like Toyota who embraces innovation, style, and has been a pioneer in environmental technology. In Toyota’s THE NEW WORLD surrealist set, visitors were invited to experience a sensory thrill of an alternate reality that challenges drivers of the sexy and slick new All-New 2018 Camry to seek adventures, explore their surroundings, and find beauty wherever they may go turning your drive into art. As Marc D’Avignon Creative Director Saatchi @Saatch commented, Camry has undergone a total transformation, from a proven sedan to one that pushes the limits. The redesigned exterior is enhanced by a sleek, flowing shape with an evocative look that’s less subtle and more seductive. The interior completely puts a premium on your comfort with available panoramic glass roof inviting in more than twice the light of a traditional moonroof. Featuring red leather seats the XSE and SE models push the limits of the new, wider stance with unique catamaran-inspired accents and a black sport mesh grille that demand to be seen. Sporty yet elegant front and rear bumpers set your heart racing, while standard Toyota Safety Sense™ helps provide peace of mind. The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry is a joyride for the senses. Audiences are asked to go in with open minds, curiosity and are encouraged to let themselves have fun and play in this space. “We built it so that people can really express themselves in different ways. People don’t always feel like they are creative, but we want everyone to know how creative they actually are and tap into new passions”. And this adult fun-house truly has something for everyone. “You can listen to a sound meditation in The Womb, get a work at the Future is Female room you can turn...

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Cirque du Soleil’s astounding production LUZIA opened in Los Angeles yesterday in front of a star-studded crowd!

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Cirque du Soleil’s astounding production LUZIA opened in Los Angeles yesterday in front of a star-studded crowd!

Limited engagement at Dodger Stadium now through February 11, 2018 OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa from February 21 – March 18, 2018 Cirque du Soleil opened in Los Angeles last night with its delightfully-imaginative and visually-stunning production LUZIA, its 17th production to be presented in Los Angeles in 30 years. A star-studded crowd sat under the Big Top to escape to an imaginary Mexico – a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended between dreams and reality. Local and national celebrities included (in random order): Heidi Klum (Project Runway) Jessica Alba (Honest Co.) Marco Antonio Solis (Singer) La Santa Cecilia (Band) Anna Paquin (True Blood) Stephen Moyer (True Blood) Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) Ciara (Singer) Mario Lopez (Extra) Roselyn Sanchez (Devious Maids) Eric Winter (Rosewood) Adrienne Bailon (The Real) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Natalie Martinez (Kingdom) Aimee Garcia (Lucifer) Harold Perrineau (Lost) Mena Suvari (American Beauty) LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil is currently performing under a redesigned white-and-gold Big Top in Los Angeles trough February 11, 2018, before moving to Costa Mesa from February 21 – March 18, 2018. For show and ticket information, visitwww.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Celebrate the holidays with a special 25% offer on tickets to LUZIA and delight your loved ones with a spectacular gift!  Buy your tickets at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/los-angeles/deals  before they sell out. About LUZIA – A waking dream of Mexico In a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonder, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. With mesmerizing and refreshing performances, LUZIA brings traditional and contemporary circus disciplines to a whole new level. A Cyr Wheel artist performs the unprecedented feat of rolling and spinning under the rain, while an aerialist suspended from a Trapeze flies and twirls through pouring showers. Hoop Diving is taken onto gigantic treadmills, expanding exponentially the speed and amount of daring leaps executed. Jaw-dropping highlights include a Guinness World Record holder juggling seven pins at breakneck speeds, a male contortionist skillfully twisting his body in the world’s most unimaginable positions, a powerful Aerial Straps specialist defying the laws of gravity at the center of a cenote (natural sinkhole), and two football (soccer) freestylers deftly mixing street dance with mind-blowing ball manipulations. Follow #LUZIA and #cirquedusoleil on social...

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The Nutcracker® at The Music Center Plaza

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The Nutcracker® at The Music Center Plaza

WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER® AT THE MUSIC CENTER OPENING NIGHT: December 7, 2017 Miami City Ballet Dancers Tricia Albertson, Didier Bramaz, Katia Carranza, Lauren Fadeley & Alexander Peters Designers Isabel and Ruben Toledo Delight in the storybook holiday fairytale that captures the spirit of the season through the magic of a child’s imagination. It is Christmas Eve. A blanket of snow covers the ground, a bright Christmas star glows in the sky, and Marie and her Nutcracker Prince are about to embark on an unexpected journey to a winter wonderland of enchantment! The Music Center brings back a holiday tradition to Los Angeles with a world premiere of the new George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® by Miami City Ballet. The holiday classic, with Balanchine’s iconic choreography, features all-new sets and costumes by Cuban-American artist/designer couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Performances will include, for the first time, student dancers from two L.A. arts academies — The Colburn School and The Gabriella Foundation’s everybody dance! — while the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus will provide live vocals. A live orchestra will play Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Make Dance at The Music Center part of your holiday traditions. The new George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® is the perfect winter celebration for the entire...

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