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To remain relevant, Music Center aims to reflect all of Los Angeles
To remain relevant, Music Center aims to reflect all of Los Angeles

Jascha Heifetz playing Beethoven was the main attraction on the Music Center's opening night, Dec. 6, 1964. But before seeing the great violinist, concertgoers would have seen themselves, reflected in all their finery in the gigantic mirrors that line the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's lofty central staircase. The staircase and the Pavilion's other markers of classical European opulence still dazzle. But 50 years later, the Music Center has a very different awareness of the need to reflect its audience, and it can't be done just with mirrors. Its leaders recognize that to stay vital in the years ahead, L.A.'s first and most prestigious multiple-venue performing arts...

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