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Opening night at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl’s 2009 summer season kicked off with a gala marking the 10th anniversary of the Bowl’s Hall of Fame. The celebration included the induction of two performers into the hall: opera diva Kiri Te Kanawa and singer Josh Groban. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame’s first inductees, composer John Williams, left, and country star Garth Brooks, talk about the history of the honor. They were inducted in 2000. The annual Hall of Fame event has raised more than $6 million over the years for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Music Matters music education program. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Newly inducted Hall of Famer Kiri Te Kanawa performs. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and conductor Thomas Wilkins return to the stage after their performance to greet the audience’s applause. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Country singer Trisha Yearwood, a previously inducted Hall of Famer, performs. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the Who and a previously inducted Hall of Famer, performs. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Inductee Josh Groban performs with Angelique Kidjo. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The two inductees sing together. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra caps the night with a fireworks finale. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
The fireworks finale. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
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