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Echo Park's Club Bahia has a new dance partner: Live Nation
Echo Park's Club Bahia has a new dance partner: Live Nation

Brandon Lavoie always wondered about Club Bahia. The Latin music venue, on the southeastern end of Sunset Boulevard at the juncture of downtown and Chinatown, stood out for its neon-airbrushed murals of DJs and dancers. "Everyone knew of this place," said Lavoie, a talent buyer at Live Nation in L.A. "All my friends would tell me the same thing — 'I've driven by it a thousand times, but I've never gone inside.'" The 40-year-old Club Bahia is, of course, no mystery to the Echo Park salsa, bachata and cumbia fans who pack its Latin music showcases. But now, the 400-capacity venue is also hosting live sets booked by Lavoie and promoted by Live...

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