Disney Concert Hall

Steel curtain


Tourists, ticket buyers and tour groups are crowding the intersection of First and Grand, eyeing the bent steel of Walt Disney Concert Hall from every angle possible. Often their faces scrunch up…

Musical milestones


1919 William Andrews Clark Jr., multimillionaire and amateur musician, establishes city’s first permanent symphony orchestra. Walter Henry Rothwell of the St. Paul, Minn., Symphony Orchestra conducts…

Relationship issues


On opening night of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 1964, Bob Hope surveyed the simple opulence of the new building -- the graceful, curving balconies, the palette of coral and gold -- before taking…

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