Los Angeles Arts & Culture

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Los Angeles is, of course, the home of Hollywood - which for nearly a century has been the global center of film production. The old film studios have evolved with the time, combining in a variety of corporate entities with television, cable, music and internet enterprises. But the names still sound familiar: Paramount. Universal. 20th Century Fox. Warner Bros.

The “Entertainment Capital of the World” is not just about film and television. The stage is still as big as the screen, with the curtain rising on more than 1,000 annual theatrical productions each year in LA.

With hundreds of art museums and galleries, Los Angeles has more museums-per-capita than any other city on earth. These range from massive collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to the Getty Center - a gleaming white stone fortress atop a hill in Brentwood - to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA). And countless galleries in every neighborhood of the city - with a thriving community of artists and galleries in the downtown core. There is, truly, something for everyone in LA's art scene.

And the home of the nation's recorded music industry also boasts world-class performing arts venues. The Walt Disney Concert Hall, housed in a sculpture by Frank Gehry, is the anchor of the Music Center, which includes famed venues such as the Mark Taper Forum, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Ahmanson Theatre, which are the homes of the LA Philharmonic, the LA Opera, the Center Theatre Group and local, regional and touring productions. The latest addition to Los Angeles' entertainment multiplex is LA Live! A multifaceted development blurring the boundaries of music, sports, television and theatre. Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre are major venues for concerts and awards shows such as the Grammys. And don't forget the clubs along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood - the Music City!