Hello my friends. No, I'm not talking to you, silly young millennials. I am talking to Angelenos who remember the excitement of the opening of The Music Center 50 years ago. Talk about a milestone in the cultural life of our City of Angels. Last Saturday and Sunday, a great, happy, noisy --and boozy --celebration took place at The Music Center, inside and outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It was a great way to commemorate half a century of amazing performances that took place on its stage.
I was told that Saturday night was a red-carpet-black-tie affair, where guests were royally entertained by musicians, dancers, and singers. Afterwards, a formal dinner was served outside on the plaza in a specially erected tent.