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John Lyons readies Avalon Hollywood for whatever's next in dance music
John Lyons readies Avalon Hollywood for whatever's next in dance music

In his third-floor office above the newly renovated Avalon Hollywood nightclub, John Lyons pulled out a black-and-white photo of himself with the '70s disco legend Evelyn "Champagne" King. He guessed he was about 21 at the time, and just getting his footing in clubland. "As you can see, I've been in the dance music business for a long, long time," he said. "You're probably too young to have been there for disco, but I can tell you: When a scene starts to become a caricature of itself, people have no choice but to discard it." That's a grim warning from a guy whose nightclub has been at the center of the EDM boom in Los Angeles for over a decade. Since opening in 2003, Avalon has hosted...

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