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  • Jun. 13, 2004


    Free Day-Long Event Celebrates The Newly-Renovated Hollywood Bowl With Live Entertainment, Family Activities, And Food Samplings


    The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Sneak Peek at the Hollywood Bowl, a free day-long event celebrating the newly-renovated Hollywood Bowl and upcoming summer season with live entertainment and music, food sampling, contests, children's activities, and much more. L.A. Phil's Sneak Peek at the Hollywood Bowl takes place Sunday, June 13 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and is designed to welcome visitors to the revitalized Bowl and familiarize them with the venue's summer programs, parking, public transportation, dining and picnicking, the grounds, and different seating areas.

    Live entertainment at several locations around the Bowl highlight the summer's jazz, world and classical programming, and includes performances by the Mancini Institute Alumni Jazz Ensemble, Beethoven's Wig, Sono-Lux, Viver Brazil, George Sarah, 3 Leg Torso, Rocky Dawuni & the Revelation Project, and more. Patrons are able to take home photos of themselves on the world famous Hollywood Bowl stage. Other activities include crafts for children and visits to the Hollywood Bowl Museum, as well as the first chance to experience the new Bowl Walk, a ten-station exhibit on the grounds of the Hollywood Bowl, a Los Angeles County Park.

    The Bowl Walk exhibit features visual displays throughout the park, presenting information on the cultural events, history and architecture of the Hollywood Bowl. The Walk begins at the entrance of the Bowl and concludes inside the theater on the Fourth Promenade at the top of the hill. Ten photographic displays along the pedestrian walkways guide visitors through the park: The Muse of Music, Peppertree Lane, Pop and Rock at the Hollywood Bowl, Great Performances, The Shell, The Amphitheater, The Cahuenga Pass Treasure, Flora and Fauna of the Hollywood Bowl, Picnics and Fireworks, and The View from the Fourth Prom. An accessible sign fixed in the plaza area includes Walk information for patrons with disabilities. The exhibit design is by Hodgetts+Fung.

    K-MOZART again sponsors an amateur conducting contest; the winner conducts the National Anthem at the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Preliminary rounds begin at 1:20 p.m. and semifinals begin at 2:20 p.m.; finals are at 3 p.m. Contestants can sign up to participate that day on the box office plaza.

    Food-tasting stations feature diverse offerings of free and low-priced food from the Patina Group at the Hollywood Bowl. The Bowl's concessions are also open, or visitors can pack their own food and enjoy an al fresco lunch at one of the Bowl's many picnic areas.

    K-EARTH 101 FM and K-MOZART 105.1 FM are on hand with live broadcasts throughout the day. Additional media participants in the day's events are KFI 640 AM, KKJZ 88.1 FM, KOST 103.5 FM, KTWV 94.7 The Wave, KCET television, The Korea Times, Los Angeles Newspaper Group and the Los Angeles Times.

    Two free shuttles will run on June 13 for L.A. Phil's Sneak Peek at the Hollywood Bowl; patrons may use the Ventura Lot (10801 Ventura Blvd. - no charge to park) or Hollywood & Highland Lot (parking fee required). For information about L.A. Phil's Sneak Peek at the Hollywood Bowl or Hollywood Bowl 2004 concerts, call 323.850.2000 or visit

    Viver Brasil Dance Company: This LA-based ensemble of Brazilian and multi-ethnic dancers and musicians cultivates Brazilian dance and music traditions. Co-founded and directed by Linda Yudin, who has devoted the last two decades to the study and performance of Afro-Brazilian dance, and master dancer and choreographer Luiz Badaro, the Viver Brasil Dance Company embodies the spirit and expression of Brazil.

    Rocky Dawuni & the Revelation Project: A rising young African reggae star who artfully blends elements of Afrobeat, dub, reggae, turntablism and traditional African rhythms, Rocky was nominated for "Best World Music Artist of 2003" by the LA Weekly, and was dubbed "Ghana's Bob Marley" by New Nation. Rocky has firmly established himself on the international music scene and has been performing since 1996 worldwide.

    Sono-Lux: This energetic six-piece group was founded and directed by percussion wiz Willie McNeil. The bilingual nature of the band crosses over from Cuban style salsa to American funk, soul and swing. Sono-lux sets fire to every dance floor with their dynamic rhythms!

    George Sarah: Electronic composer, multi-instrumentalist and mainstay on the LA music scene since 1985, Sarah performs his original compositions from a bank of synthesizers and drum machines accompanied by a live string section, bridging the normally discrete worlds of electronic and classical music.

    3 Leg Torso: Artfully combining the styles of world, gypsy, chamber, and tango, this Portland based quintet has been commissioned to write compositions for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and Academy Award winning animator Joan Gratz. Frequently compared to the Kronos Quartet, 3 Leg Torso is equal parts tradition and innovation, spanning a broad global range.

    Beethoven's Wig: Beethoven's Wig: The Grammy-nominated and top-selling children's artist, Beethoven's Wig is a delightful new take on classical music. Hilarious lyrics set to the greatest hits of classical music are filled with fact and fancy about the world's greatest composers. Who knew classical music could be so much fun!

    The Mancini Alumni Jazz Ensemble: The Henry Mancini Institute is an organization whose mission is to nurture the future of music by providing outreach programs that make a direct impact in people's lives. Currently boasting over 475 Summer Education Alumni, the institute has a number of Professional Alumni Ensembles who play the U.S. as part of their continuing network of support for these musicians. The ensemble is comprised of graduates of the HMI program, all successful on the local jazz scene and beyond.

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  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 213.972.3034; Rachelle Roe, 213.972.7310