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CurbedWire: Ten Palms on Franklin Ave, Mark Taper Forum Renovation

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HOLLYWOOD: Get to know your new Hollywood wood: Joining all the other development newbies, here is the latest construction shot of a project on Franklin, at Las Palmas. If we're correct, this is Ten Palms at 6683 Franklin Ave and this will be be nine condos.[Curbed Staff]

DOWNTOWN: The Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum has just undergone a big renovation, and next week, it'll be shown off to the media, or whatever is left of the media. "More than 40 years after opening its doors, the Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum, one of Los Angeles’ most iconic public buildings, received a massive $30 million makeover, replacing all building and theatrical systems with state-of-the-art 21st century design and technology to radically improve the patron experience and production capabilities." Full press release after the jump. [Curbed InBox]

MEDIA ADVISORY

Music Center of Los Angeles County Unveils

New Mark Taper Forum

Local Officials, Major Donors and Community Members Celebrate Completion of

Los Angeles’ $30 Million Renovated Modern Masterpiece

WHAT

Local officials, major donors and community leaders join to celebrate the completed renovation of the Mark Taper Forum in a ceremony to officially bring up the lights on the new theatre interior for the first time.

WHERE

135 North Grand Avenue (at Temple Street)

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking details: Vans may park in the Hope Street carriage port; Print reporters parking will be arranged in the Music Center parking garage, contact (310) 633-9425 prior to 7/28/08 to have name placed on list, otherwise charges will be incurred.

WHEN

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Media Check-in at 8 a.m. Grand Avenue entrance door, use elevators to plaza.

WHO

John Emerson, Board Chairman of Music Center

Stephen Rountree, President and CEO of Music Center

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group

Martin Massman, Board President of Center Theatre Group

Zev Yarolslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor

Don Knabe, Los Angeles County Supervisor

VISUALS


· Celebration of “Lights Up” at the newly renovated Taper

· Guided media & VIP tour of the renovated Mark Taper Forum

WHY

More than 40 years after opening its doors, the Music Center’s Mark Taper Forum, one of Los Angeles’ most iconic public buildings, received a massive $30 million makeover, replacing all building and theatrical systems with state-of-the-art 21st century design and technology to radically improve the patron experience and production capabilities.

CONTACT

Tian Lee

Hill & Knowlton

310.633.9425 (Direct)

323.605.9160 (On-site mobile)