Students from Bell Gardens Elementary (pictured) were among the 18,000 Los Angeles County 5th graders taking part in the 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival at The Music Center. After seeing a performance by Ailey II, the celebrated second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the kids went onto The Music Center plaza to perform a dance inspired by the Rocka My Soul finale of Alivin Ailey’s Revelations.
Saturday, Dec. 24
2:30-6pm–57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center. Artists from all over the region will come together for a free 3 hour holiday show to celebrate the season. Community and professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of the region to perform. The program will be broadcast live on PBS SoCal KOCE and pbssocal.org, and rebroadcast at 9pm on Dec. 24 & noon Dec. 25. Entertainment on the plaza begins at 12:30 pm. Admission & parking are FREE. No reservations or tickets; first come, first seated. The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. in Downtown L.A. For more information, visit HolidayCelebration.org