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Made in America 2014; the acts, crowds and scene

The two-day Made in America music festival took over downtown Los Angeles' Grand Park over Labor Day weekend. The event, the brainchild of rap mogul Jay Z, hoped to draw up to 50,000 people to a variety of musical acts that included Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and John Mayer.

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Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

Grand Park handles Made in America well, though the festival highlights park design flaws. The money should go to fixing them.

Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 out of the 15 council offices, according to a statement released Wednesday by a spokesman for the mayor in response to questions from The Times. Most offices got four tickets covering both days of the weekend festival; Council President Herb Wesson's office got 10 two-day tickets.

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Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

Made in America stumbles logistically in its L.A. debut. Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, SZA were among the acts pumping up the crowds.

Made in America tests Grand Park, with mixed reviews from fans

Made in America attendees in Grand Park like the location but want more shade, shorter lines and closer (and more) Porta-Potties.

Made in America lineup is a vivid look at rap's competing interests

Made in America's Los Angeles slate includes Kanye West and top young talent Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Schoolboy Q, YG.

Made in America festival hasn't been an easy sell in Los Angeles

Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America music festival in Grand Park (with Kanye West, Weezer, more) faces challenges in L.A.

Made in America Festival: Tips for navigating the event

Tips for navigating the Budweiser Made in America Festival at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

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