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Produced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association by Festival Productions. This gala concert celebrating Ella Fitzgerald benefitted the Hollywood Bowl Fund. | Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives
In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

The People’s Pleasure: Angelenos’ Love Affair with the Hollywood Bowl

For Los Angeles residents, the Hollywood Bowl has become a part of their collective memory, highlighting the importance of public performance spaces.
Roz at the Coliseum
Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in L.A.

The Strong Women Who Shaped Roz Wyman, an L.A. Legend

Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Helen Gahagan Douglas, are only some of the strong female forces who have formed the circle of influence surrounding Rosalind Wyman, the woman responsible for bringing the Dodgers to L.A. in the 1950s.
Gene Autry comic books featured him in his many outfits | Courtesy of the Autry Museum of the American West
Country Music

Giddying-up in Glitz: The Blinged-Out Western Wear of Nathan Turk and Nudie Cohn

Designed mostly by first-generation immigrants to America, the rhinestone cowboy aesthetic would come to symbolize the best of the Wild West dream — big, bold, brawny and bedazzled.
The Bakersfield Arch in Bakersfield, California, USA | Nick Chapman/ Wikicommons
Country Music

The Streets of Bakersfield: Maverick Music in California’s Nashville West

During the 1950s, this strand of country-western music, featuring drums, electric guitars (especially the California made Fender Guitar) and strains of mariachi music and rock n’ roll, flourished in honky-tonks and dance halls in and around working-class Bakersfield. By the 1960s, this outlaw strand of country had become mainstream
The Palomino makes an appearance in the film "Every Which Way But Loose" from 1978.
Country Music

The Palomino Club: North Hollywood's Grand Ole Opry West

The Valley hotspot was once the premier club on the West Coast for cowboys, truckers, and country music.
Top Image: From left to right: Rudolph Schott, Apollo Milton Olin Smith, Frank Malina, Ed Forman and Jack Parsons at First Rocket Motor Firing at JPL in 1936. | Flickr/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Blue Sky Metropolis

The Surprising Origins of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Discover the mysterious beginnings of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and its "rocket boys."
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