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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR P!NK WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR P!NK WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. Photo/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Hollywood, Calif. – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that entertainer P!NK will be honored with the 2,656th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, February 5th, at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood & Highland Complex.

“We are thrilled to honor one of the world’s most popular entertainers P!NK! She is a unique performer who leaves you in a state of joy and surprise at the same time. She mesmerizes the audience with her voice and her action-packed performances!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Fans worldwide will join us in droves in Hollywood to see her honored on her special Walk of Fame day.”

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer Ellen DeGeneres and Kerri Kenney-Silver.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

P!nk, born Alecia Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 1979, is a singer, songwriter, performer, spokesperson, actor, devoted wife and mother, and one of the most beloved pop icons of the past two decades. P!nk got her start in the music business as a member of the girl group Choice, who signed with LaFace Records in 1995. Shortly after signing, LaFace saw unique potential in P!nk and offered her a solo recording contract. Drawing from her R&B musical influences, P!nk released her first solo studio album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000. The record was certified double-platinum in the United States and featured two Billboard Hot 100 top ten  songs, “There You Go” and “Most Girls.”

Since her debut in 2000, P!NK has released seven studio albums, one greatest hits album, sold over 50-million albums equivalents, over 75-million singles, over 2.4-million DVDs worldwide and has had 15 singles in the top 10 on theBillboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1). In addition, P!nk is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (20 nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, three Billboard Music Awards, seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2017 Michael Jackson Vanguard Award recipient), two MTV Europe Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013 and has sold out arenas all over the world.  

Her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma is certified Platinum, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s 200 chart, marked a career high for first week sales and re-entered the chart at No. 2 months after release. The album was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The first single, “What About US” is also certified Platinum, received a Grammy nomination in 2018 for Best Pop Solo Performance and reached No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart earning her ninth leader on the chart, the most number-ones for a female.  P!NK is gearing up to return to the road for her highly-successful and critically-acclaimed  2018-2019 Beautiful Trauma World Tour in March. The tour has already sold over 1-million tickets in North America and over 600,000 people with 42 sold-out shows in Australia and New Zealand.

Most recently, P!NK graced the cover of People Magazine’s The Beautiful Issue.

P!NK is a huge supporter of various charities, including Make a Wish Foundation, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign and No Kid Hungry. She remains on the UNICEF team as an Ambassador.

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ABOUT HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 98 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign are registered trademarks of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

THE LIFE & DREAMS OF SHELBY JACOBS, engineer from the Apollo era to discuss his work at The Columbia Memorial Space Center with special Meet and Greet on February 16, 2019.

Downey, Calif. – Meet Shelby, a mechanical engineer from the Apollo era! As Project Manager of the Apollo-Soyuz orbiter, Shelby designed instrumentation that would capture one of the most repeated images in space history: the separation between the first and second stages of the Apollo 6 spacecraft in 1968.

Shelby Jacobs’ contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center displays Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and his journey as an aerospace engineer working in the 1960s. (Photo/Columbia Memorial Space Center)

Shelby Jacobs’s contribution to space exploration is a truly remarkable feat. The Space Center is honored to display Shelby’s life achievements revolving around his work and personal life as an African American aerospace engineer working in the 1960s.

Now on display through Spring 2019!


The Columbia Memorial Space Center Welcomes Shelby Jacobs for A special MEET & GREET!

Saturday, February 16 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Join the Columbia Memorial Space Center in welcoming Shelby Jacobs! Shelby will share his story and be open for Q&A. Then, join Shelby, Bill Freeman, and students from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) chapter from UCLA for a moderated discussion panel on the changing culture of engineers.

The COLUMBIA MEMORIAL SPACE CENTER is located at:

12400 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242

(562) 231-1200
info@downeyspacecenter.org

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm


Pantages and Dolby Set to Announce 2019-2020 Season for Broadway in Hollywood.

Broadway LA ANNOUNCING New Season ON FEBRUARY 5TH!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

The 2019-20 BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD season will include shows at the Pantages AND the Dolby Theatres.   We’re excited to bring you THE BEST OF BROADWAY IN THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD.

8 BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS. 2 ICONIC THEATRES. ONE AMAZING SEASON.

The Dolby Theatre is less than a mile from the Pantages on Hollywood Boulevard and has ample parking below the theatre.  If you haven’t been inside, you might be surprised to find a state-of-the-art venue and a wonderful staff looking forward to meeting and serving you.

More details are outlined below.  If you have any additional questions, please CONTACT OUR SEASON TICKET OFFICE.

24th ANNUAL LA ART SHOW DRAWS OVER 70,000 PATRONS TO THE MOST DIVERSE SURVEY OF ART IN THE WORLD, Actress Kate Beckinsale welcomes guests on Opening Night.

From First Time Art Buyers  to Celebrity Art Collectors, the LA Art Show Continues to Bring New & Lifelong Art Enthusiasts to the Nation’s Fastest Growing Arts Capital

Los Angeles, Calif. – From January 23 – 27, 2019, fair-goers packed the LA Convention Center’s West Hall to attend the 24th annual LA Art Show, the city’s longest-running art fair and the largest and most comprehensive showcase on the west coast. 120+ galleries from 18 countries packed the hall’s 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, featuring modern and contemporary works, blue chip art, historical pieces and a stunning breadth of new contemporary and lowbrow work from around the world. Returning for the third year in a row, DIVERSEartLA’s donated exhibition space showcased installations and performances from non-profits, museums and institutions from around the world, including for the first time ever CCK – Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Art Share LA. The LA Art Show once again cemented its position as the most diversely programmed art fair in the world, dedicated to making art accessible to everyone.

Following the Opening Night Gala, LA Art Show opened to the public and brought in over 70,000 attendees over the four day period, delighting with more highlights and featured exhibitions than ever before.

Gavin Rossdale, an avid art collector, returned to the fair even after completing his Art Ambassador duties to see what was being shown this year. After spotting Chaz Guest’s “Jaajo,” a large-scale, mixed media painting depicting a buffalo, he purchased the newly completed work from Patrick Painter Gallery. Rossdale joins other high-profile collectors of Guest’s work, including Oprah WInfrey, President Obama, and Herbie Hancock, among many others.


Gavin Rossdale purchases Jaajo from Chaz Guest at Patrick Painter Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Painter Gallery.

Steve Diamant, owner of Arcadia Contemporary, reflected on the high volume of sales enjoyed at his booth. “We go to a lot of art fairs across the country. But the LA Art Show is our Superbowl,” he said. One of their best-selling artists, Loribelle Spirovski, created a portrait of rising pop-icon Troye Sivan, a major hit among fair attendees. On Saturday, Sivan himself happened upon the painting and posed for pictures in front of it.


Courtesy of @loribellespirovski

The most photographed and talked about highlights of the fair, Anthony James’ large “Portal Icosahedrons” light and mirror sculptures at Melissa Morgan Fine Art, sold to a notable collector.


Anthony James, Portal Icosahedrons at Melissa Morgan Fine Art


Michael Goedhuis, Chinese Ink Painting Showcase

Ink paintings from China, Japan and South Korea were a major focus of this year’s programming—a major art movement that has developed entirely independent of western art history. Michael Goedhuis showcased the ten most important Chinese ink painters for the first time at LA Art Show, while Baik Art premiered new landscape paintings by Chuni Park, influenced by his recent road trip through California. These were just two of the many galleries showing ink painting this year.

House of Fine Art (HoFA), a gallery with long-established spaces in London and Mykonos, used the LA Art Show to introduce art collectors and Angelenos to their new Los Angeles gallery, which opened only three months ago.


Ferran Josa of Pigment Gallery, returning for the 4th year in a row, commented about always having unusually good experiences in Los Angeles. For his artist Rosa Galindo, all but one of her paintings sold.

Simard Bilodeau Contemporary reported high sales and interest from a number of new collectors. Their artist, Yalda Sepahpour, sold out for the second year in a row.

Rebecca Hossack of Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery was excited about sales across the board for her artists. She travels to over two dozen art fairs around the world per year, but notices that she sees the most traffic at the LA Art Show.


Certain Angles by Mads Christensen

Presented by Timothy Yarger Fine Art

Many galleries shared the sentiment that this year’s fair offered both a way to meet with longstanding clients, as well as establish relationships with new collectors enthralled by the diversity and growth of the LA art market.

The LA Art Show also kicked off with one of the strongest Opening Night Galas in years, where Kate Beckinsale drew a crowd as the evening’s host, meeting with St. Jude patient families and delivering an address about the organization’s mission to the VIP area. Gavin Rossdale, this year’s Art Ambassador, reminded the audience that art can save lives. They were joined by previous host Emma Roberts, and stars such as Jessica Szohr, Peyton List, Cameron Monaghan, Joe Manganiello, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, Odette Annable, Brandon Boyd, Brigitte Nielsen, Evan Williams Bailee Madison, Kevin Zegers, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Perrey Reeves, Amber Stevens West, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Naomi Grossman, Davi Santos, Barry Sloane, Brittney Palmer, Ian Bohen, Denim Richards, Celeste Thorson and many more.

Art stars Tristan Eaton, Camille Rose Garcia, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Gregory Siff, Dave Pressler, Brandi Milne, Dosshaus, Gary Baseman, RETNA, Andy Moses, Mikael B, and hundreds more were in attendance, along with over 7,500 VIPs.

Angela Northrup, Fisher Pence, Kassandra Voyagis, Scott Diament, Gavin Rossdale, Kate Beckinsale, Kim Martindale

The 25th edition of the LA Art Show is schedule for February 5 – 9, 2020. Please save the dates.

For image requests, contact heidi@hijinxarts.com.

About the LA Art Show

The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points. www.LAArtShow.com

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The 2019-20 BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD season will include shows at the Pantages AND the Dolby Theatres. Announcement set for Feb. 5, 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Broadway in Hollywood is ANNOUNCING ON FEBRUARY 5TH!  MARK YOUR CALENDAR. 

The 2019-20 BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD season will include shows at the Pantages AND the Dolby Theatres.   We’re excited to bring you THE BEST OF BROADWAY IN THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD.

The Dolby Theatre is one of the world’s premier entertainment venues having hosted a range of prestigious artists, live television productions, movie premieres, concerts, and cultural, civic and arts events including the annual Academy Awards.  

8 BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS. 2 ICONIC THEATRES. ONE AMAZING SEASON.

The Dolby Theatre is less than a mile from the Pantages on Hollywood Boulevard and has ample parking below the theatre.  If you haven’t been inside, you might be surprised to find a state-of-the-art venue and a wonderful staff looking forward to meeting and serving you.

More details are outlined below.  If you have any additional questions, please CONTACT OUR SEASON TICKET OFFICE.

Where is the Dolby Theatre?

The Dolby Theatre is less than a mile from the Pantages on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.  It is part of Hollywood & Highland, which offers parking on site and features a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment.  The Dolby Theatre is accessible by car from all directions and by public transportation via the Metro Red Line Hollywood & Highland stop.  Nearby attractions include the TCL Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussauds, the Hollywood Museum, Lucky Strike Live [bowling] and the El Capitan Theatre.

About The Dolby Theatre

The Dolby Theatre is one of the world’s premier entertainment venues having hosted a range of prestigious artists, live television productions, movie premieres, concerts, and cultural, civic and arts events including the annual Academy Awards.  This programming will continue to happen around the Broadway In Hollywood shows. Additional examples:  IRIS by Cirque du Soleil, Latin American Music Awards, Steven Tyler, Harry Connick, Jr., American Ballet Theatre, American Idol, AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, and America’s Got Talent.

The shows, dates and theatres for the 2019-20 Season, will be announced on February 5th.

Where can I find a Dolby Theatre seating chart?

A Dolby Theatre seating chart will be available on our website on February 5th when we announce the 2019-20 season. Price levels, rows and seats will be clearly marked.

What does the addition of the Dolby Theatre mean for Season Ticket Holders?

The 2019-20 Season, entitled BROADWAY IN HOLLYWOOD, will include shows at the Pantages and Dolby Theatres.  One package.  Two theatres.  The Best of Broadway. Renewing Season Ticket Holders will keep their season seats at the Pantages.  We will choose Dolby Theatre seats for you that are comparable to your Pantages locations AND price level.  You will have an opportunity to upgrade or change your seats at either venue, based on availability, after the renewal period has concluded.  In addition to the shows included as part of your package, there may be additional shows announced at a later date.  It is our intention to give Season Ticket Holders priority access to those additional shows before the public, as usual.

Will seating upgrades be available at the Dolby Theatre for Season Ticket Holders?

You will have an opportunity to UPGRADE your seats at the Pantages and/or the Dolby, based on availability.  As always, you must first renew your current/assigned seats.  Then, after the renewal deadline, detailed UPGRADE instructions and your exclusive upgrade time will be sent to you by mail and email.

Is the Dolby Theatre accessible?

  • ELEVATORS:  The Dolby Theatre is equipped with elevators to all seating levels.
  • PARKING:  The parking lot under the theatre at Hollywood & Highland offers accessible parking and features with elevators and escalators at each level.
  • RESTROOMS:  Accessible restrooms are available on all seating levels.
  • SEATING:  There is ample accessible seating for wheelchairs and companions as well as transfer seats.

Can I take a guided tour of the Dolby Theatre?

Tours of the Dolby Theatre are offered most days.  For detailed information and to purchase tickets for a 30-minute guided walking tour, CLICK HERE. These tours are not designed to provide specific information about Broadway in Hollywood, Season Package questions or sales or specific Season Ticket Holder questions, sales or services.  It is our intention to offer an Open House to Season Ticket Holders eligible for renewal this spring, prior to the renewal deadline.  Please stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Where is parking for the Dolby Theatre?

Primary parking for the Dolby Theatre is directly under the theatre at Hollywood & Highland, which has entrances on Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.  There are elevators and escalators at each level and valet is also available.  The structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with the exception of Academy Awards Sunday).   Parking may not be purchased in advance at this time and is on-site only.

  • RATES:  $17 is the current daily maximum. (Subject to change)  The Dolby Theatre does not validate parking.  Validation is available from participating restaurants, shops and cinemas at Hollywood & Highland.  A list of businesses which validate may be found HERE.
  • HOW TO PURCHASE:  Take a ticket upon entering the lot and pay prior to returning to your vehicle.  Pay stations are available at each level of the parking structure.  Advance parking purchases are not available at this time.
  • VALET:  Valet is available for an additional $8 fee.
  • ACCESSIBILITY:  There are elevators and escalators at each level.
  • EV CHARGING STATIONS:  Hollywood & Highland offers 20 EV charging stations, available on parking level P2. Charging is complimentary for 4 hours, afterwards you may relocate vehicle to regular parking or valet. Parking rates still apply.

Can I get to the Dolby Theatre by public transportation?

The Dolby Theatre is accessible by public transportation.  Take the METRO RED LINE stop to Hollywood & Highland, one stop west of the Pantages [Hollywood & Vine] station.  For a Park & Ride option, certain stops on the METRO RED LINE offer parking, including Union Station, North Hollywood and Universal City.  Metro local bus lines on Hollywood Boulevard include the 2 and 180/181.  For directions and route options via public transportation, CLICK HERE.


PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes its triumphant return to the Pantages Theatre Hollywood as part of its North American Tour, June 6 – July 7, 2019.

Hollywood, Calif.

Cameron  Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’sTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes  its  triumphant  return to Los Angeles  as  part  of  its  North  American  Tour. Critics are raving  that  this  breathtaking  production  is  “bigger  and  better  than  ever  before” and  features  a  brilliant  new scenic  design  by  Paul  Brown,  Tony  Award®-winning  original  costume design  by  Maria  Björnson, lighting  design  by  Tony  Award®-winner  Paule  Constable,  new  choreography  by  Scott  Ambler,  and  new  staging  by  director  Laurence  Connor. 

The  production,  overseen  by  Matthew  Bourne  and  Cameron Mackintosh,  boasts  many  exciting  special  effects  including  the show’s legendary  chandelier.  The  beloved story  and  thrilling  score  –  with  songs  like  “Music  of  the  Night,” “All  I  Ask  Of  You,” and  “Masquerade” – will  be  performed  by  a  cast  and  orchestra  of  52,  making  this  PHANTOM  one  of  the  largest  productions now  on  tour.

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 6 and up. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre. All patrons must have a ticket. This production includes gun shots and pyrotechnics. We encourage parents to consider these factors when making their decisions about attending the performance

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes its triumphant return to the Pantages Theatre Hollywood as part of its North American Tour, June 6 – July 7, 2019.

Running Time

2 Hours and 25 Minutes (Including Intermission)

For more information, visit https://www.hollywoodpantages.com/events/detail/thephantomoftheopera

CITY OF SANTA CLARITA TO HOST START OF FINAL STAGE OF 2019 AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2018) – The Amgen Tour of California organizers today announced the 13 Host Cities selected for the 14th edition of America’s premier professional cycling stage race set for May 12-18, 2019. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena.

The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 16-18, covering upwards of 180 miles over three stages. Owned and presented by AEG, both races conclude with same-day finishes in Pasadena, a veteran overall finish city.

The City of Santa Clarita will host the start for the final stage of both the men’s and women’s races on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The men and women competing in the Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM will race through the streets of Santa Clarita before waving goodbye as they push toward the overall finish line in Pasadena. Of the 2019 lineup of California Host Cities, the City of Santa Clarita has the distinction of having hosted the most stages in race history, and 2019 will mark its 14th hosted stage.

“We are honored for the opportunity to host another stage for the Amgen Tour of California. It is not often that we bring a world-class race event right to our residents’ backyards!” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “With an event this prestigious, it really boosts our tourism efforts by having regional, national and international eyes on Santa Clarita. This the 14th stage we’ve hosted and every time we have had a wonderful experience partnering with the Amgen Tour of California.”

The annual Amgen Tour of California carries the distinction of being the only U.S. men’s and women’s races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and have helped launch some of today’s best known and most decorated international cyclists as well as continuing to attract the most talented competitors and teams in the world. With seven new courses between them, the event’s legacy as an international platform for both men’s and women’s racing will hold special significance this year as Olympic hopefuls gear up for Tokyo 2020.

2019 RACE SCHEDULE

DATE                           MEN                                                                                                                                                            

Sun., May 12      Stage 1 Sacramento

Mon., May 13     Stage 2 Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe

Tues., May 14    Stage 3 Stockton to Morgan Hill

Wed., May 15     Stage 4 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Morro Bay

Thurs., May 16   Stage 5 Pismo Beach to Ventura

Fri., May 17         Stage 6 Ontario to Mt. Baldy

Sat., May 18         Stage 7 Santa Clarita to Pasadena

DATE                           WOMEN                                                                                                                                                    

Thurs., May 16   Stage 1 Ventura

Fri., May 17         Stage 2 Ontario to Mt. Baldy

Sat., May 18         Stage 3 Santa Clarita to Pasadena

**Courses subject to change

Host City information and a highlight video are available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com or https://youtu.be/9EumaLheLe8 (downloadable HD press version at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/media-resources).

This year’s course will highlight the distinct beauty of Northern, Central and Southern California. The 2019 Host Cities include the return of fan and race team favorites, long-time veterans like Sacramento, Santa Clarita and Pasadena, and a first-time start in Rancho Cordova.

The 2019 Amgen Tour of California will cover a variety of terrain, showcasing many of California’s most well-known and iconic settings and landmarks, and allowing different types of specialists in the peloton to shine throughout the week. Several fast and flat sections on tap in Sacramento, Morgan Hill and Pasadena will cater to sprinters (not to mention a start overlooking the famous WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca motor speedway). Climbers will also face challenges in South Lake Tahoe, the Diablo Mountain Range outside Stockton where they will reach an elevation of 4,625 feet, and on multiple climbs between Pismo Beach and Ventura. Fans and teams alike will count down to the men’s and women’s Queen Stages from Ontario to Mt. Baldy, which will feature a grueling 26-mile fan-favorite climb to the summit finish, a day that will shake up the leader board and can make or break the quest for the overall victory.

A traditional stage for the Amgen Tour of California, the final race day for both the men and women is one that highlights the beauty of long-time race partners: Santa Clarita and Pasadena. Past overall finishes in Pasadena have consistently been dramatic and exciting, with fans from across Southern California lining up to cheer on the fast-and-furious sprint finishes to determine the ultimate champions.

“The Amgen Tour of California continues to serve as an international postcard for the state, showcasing the beauty and diversity of California – and the 2019 host cities certainly reflect that,” said Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports. “We look forward to hosting another truly dynamic and engaging race, which will feature an all-star peloton, continuing the tradition of delivering one of the most exciting sporting events in the country.”

Title sponsor Amgen has been a race partner since race inception. In 2005, Amgen launched Breakaway from Cancer®, its national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship. Amgen expanded its platform in 2016 to launch Breakaway from Heart Disease™, aimed at encouraging Americans to have a game plan to tackle heart disease by understanding their risk through diagnostic screening and by taking charge of their heart health through diet, exercise and appropriate treatment options. To learn more, visit breakawayfromcancer.com and breakawayfromheartdisease.com.

“At Amgen, our mission is to serve patients, and for more than 35 years we have reached millions of people with our medicines,” said Murdo Gordon, executive vice president, Global Commercial Operations, Amgen. “Our sponsorship of the Amgen Tour of California gives us a platform to educate and empower people to connect with the resources that enable living a longer, healthier life.”

In addition to lining the race course, fans of all ages will once again have the opportunity to experience the race as a VIP from an all-inclusive hospitality tent or through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. To learn more visit: https://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/vip-experiences. VIP Hospitality Passes go on pre-sale to American Express cardholders December 5-10 at 9:59 a.m., and the public on-sale begins December 10 at 10 a.m. To purchase visit: https://www.axs.com/amgen2019. For questions, please contact sales@amgentourofcalifornia.com.

**AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE RELIEF

As a result of the devastation caused by the recent California Wildfires, the Amgen Tour of California, in partnership with the LA Kings and AEG Sports are proud to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross.

“The recent fires have caused our community and our state incredible and unimaginable damage. AEG continues to thank those who have worked tirelessly to help combat the fires. Our hearts go out to those who have suffered hardships.  We are making this donation to the America Red Cross in honor of the first responders and all who have been impacted.  We are also encouraging our fans and our supporters to help by making donations as well,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO, AEG and Alternate Governor, Kings.

“The devastation has severely impacted the entire state of California, including many of our past and upcoming host cities of the Amgen Tour of California,” said Kristin Klein, president, Amgen Tour of California & executive vice president, AEG Sports. “We’re not just a state. But a collection of communities that come together to support each in time of need and we are proud to support the relief efforts undertaken by so many of the first responders and the American Red Cross.”

Red Cross volunteers are supporting evacuation centers to provide safe refuge for people impacted by these devastating fires. Additionally, they are also providing meals, health services, spiritual care, comfort and other support for affected residents.

Please consider joining our organization in supporting the Red Cross’ efforts in California. Visit the American Red Cross to donate today.

About the Amgen Tour of California

The Amgen Tour of California and the Amgen Women’s Race empowered with SRAM are Tour de France-style cycling road races created and presented by AEG. Running concurrently, the races challenge the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along demanding courses that traverse hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each spring. The teams chosen to participate have included Olympic medalists, Tour de France contenders and World Champions, and award important, world-ranking points to the top finishers. For more information visit the Amgen Tour of California on InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube or www.amgentourofcalifornia.com.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

About AEG

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including STAPLES Center, The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, AXS.com ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.

ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES ANNOUNCES ITS INAUGURAL LONG-TERM EXHIBITION ON THE HISTORY OF MOVIES AND MOVIEMAKING

THE MUSEUM’S TEMPORARY EXHIBITION PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH WITH A RETROSPECTIVE OF LEGENDARY FILMMAKER HAYAO MIYAZAKI FOLLOWED BY AN UNPRECEDENTED EXPLORATION OF BLACK CINEMA BETWEEN 1900–1970

TOKYO-BASED ART COLLECTIVE TEAMLAB WILL BE THE FIRST CUTTING-EDGE CREATORS TO ACTIVATE THE MUSEUM’S SOARING PROJECT SPACE

LOS ANGELES, CA, December 4, 2018—Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, today announced the details of the inaugural exhibitions that will be on view when the Museum opens in late 2019. The first institution of its scope and scale devoted to the past, present, and future of cinema, the Academy Museum will open with a long-term exhibition that explores the evolution of film from its beginnings to its possible futures. Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies (WORKING TITLE) will occupy two floors of the Museum’s iconic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building—and looks at the development of the art and science of motion pictures. Brougher also announced the institution’s first temporary exhibitions.

Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies (WORKING TITLE) will occupy two floors of the Museum’s iconic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building—and looks at the development of the art and science of motion pictures. Brougher also announced the institution’s first temporary exhibitions.

The Museum will open with Hayao Miyazaki (WORKING TITLE), presented in collaboration with the filmmaker’s Studio Ghibli—the first major exhibition of his work presented in the United States.

The Museum will open with Hayao Miyazaki (WORKING TITLE), presented in collaboration with the filmmaker’s Studio Ghibli—the first major exhibition of his work presented in the United States.

This exhibition will be followed by Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900–1970 (Fall 2020), a groundbreaking exhibition that reveals the important and under-recognized history of African-American filmmakers in the development of American cinema.

Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900–1970 (Fall 2020), a groundbreaking exhibition that reveals the important and under-recognized history of African-American filmmakers in the development of American cinema.

It will explore African-American representation in the motion picture from its advent to just beyond the Civil Rights era. The Museum’s 34-foot-high project space will open with a major work by the Tokyo-based interdisciplinary art collective teamLab. Additional exhibitions will include Making of: The Wizard of Oz, featuring elements that contributed to the creation of this iconic film, a history of the Academy Awards, and an Oscars® experience. Kerry Brougher said, “We want the Academy Museum to add to the public’s understanding of the evolution of the art and science of filmmaking around the world—to increase appreciation for this great art form and encourage people to examine the role of movies in society. At the same time, we want to bring to life the most important reason of all for caring about the movies—because they’re magic. That’s why we intend to transport our visitors into a world that exists somewhere between reality and illusion. Like the experience of watching a movie, a trip to the Museum will be a kind of waking dream in which visitors feel as if they’ve slipped through the screen to see how the magic is created.” Ron Meyer, Chairman of the Board of the Academy Museum and Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, said, “The Trustees and I are tremendously proud to see how the exhibitions of the Academy Museum are coming together.

Thanks to the extraordinary creative team that Kerry has assembled, these experiences are going to be beautiful and engaging, thoughtful and surprising. The art of film, and our new Academy Museum, deserve nothing less.” Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said, “It’s been 90 years since the founders of the Academy proposed creating a museum of film in Los Angeles. How thrilling to be able to deliver on that dream. The Museum’s exhibitions are as expansive and imaginative as the movies we love. With its piazza and open spaces, the Museum will be a gathering place for film lovers and will invite people from all over the world to re-experience and deepen our collective love of this art form, accessible to all.” John Bailey, President of the Academy’s Board of Governors, said, “The Academy Museum is the realization of a long-held Academy dream to preserve movie history and to bring it into the lives of filmmakers, scholars, young people, and the worldwide public. The great resources and dedicated work of the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive provide a foundation for the Museum’s extraordinary installations and changing exhibitions. This Museum, created and supported by working filmmakers, will present the story of the movies in ways beyond what a traditional historical film museum can offer.”

WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE: A JOURNEY INSIDE THE MOVIES The Museum has set several interpretative goals for its exhibitions and programs: to convey the emotional and imaginative power of film, to offer visitors a look behind the screen into how movies evolved and are made, to explore the impact of cinema on our society and the culture at large, and to ensure film’s legacy as the great art form of our time.

Where Dreams Are Made will unfold over 30,000 square feet on two floors of the Museum. It brings together evocative settings, key objects from the Academy’s unparalleled collections and the growing collection of the Museum itself, and an array of film installations. The journey begins in the Spielberg Family Gallery, located in the Grand Lobby, with the installation Making of: The Wizard of Oz. This classic 1939 film is notable for its engaging story, groundbreaking effects, glorious Technicolor world, original musical score—in particular the exquisite voice of Judy Garland—and a cast of unforgettable characters. Visitors will experience the magic of the movie and explore the process of its creation, from the script to production design drawings and sketches, costumes, and hair and makeup tests to the final versions of the characters themselves. It is here that Dorothy’s famed ruby slippers from the Museum’s collection will be found. Finally, evidence of this film’s everlasting impact illustrates the impressive legacy of The Wizard of Oz in popular culture. Visitors will then ascend to the Wanda Gallery on the second floor, where they will enter a corridor that acts as a transition from the real world into the dream-space of cinema. They will emerge into the dramatic Magic and Motion gallery, which evokes the age of innovation and wonder in the 19th century during which inventors created optical illusions and animations with devices that delighted audiences by making still images move and light up, bringing scenes and tales to life. The Lumière and Méliès gallery introduces a central theme of the exhibition—the interplay in cinema between realism and fantasy—as seen in the work of the brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière on one hand, and Georges Méliès on the other. Visitors will experience some of the earliest films ever projected, brief glimpses of daily life that were the forerunners of today’s documentaries and travelogues with which the Lumière brothers astonished audiences all over the world. The delightful “trick” films and dazzling moving image fantasies of stage-magician-turned-filmmaker Méliès prefigured the limitless potential of cinematic imagination even as the medium was still in its infancy. The Story Films gallery inside the restored iconic golden cylinder of the Saban Building will demonstrate how filmmakers around the world quickly developed camera and editing techniques that unleashed this new medium’s potential to tell stories. Visitors will see examples of the first dramas, comedies, adventures, and other genres created for the screen, as well as the first animated short films. Women played significant roles both in front of and behind the camera during this period, and this gallery’s focus on early pioneers such as Alice Guy-Blaché and Lois Weber will not only explore their stories but also survey an industry in the process of being born. Visitors will then enter a maze of monumental screens in the Light and Shadow gallery, which features sequences from the heyday of international silent film, revealing how inventive production design, acting styles, cinematographic effects, and lighting techniques brought mood, atmosphere, and emotion to cinema, elevating it to an art form and entrancing audiences around the world. In the Modern Times section, visitors will encounter three simultaneous moments in cinema history that demonstrate moviemakers’ ability to respond to and impact society. The first was the rise of Hollywood and powerful stars like Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, larger-than-life figures who often created identifiable, sympathetic representations of the “everyman.” The second was the artistic and political eruption of Soviet cinema, particularly advances in editing and montage pioneered by Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, who used innovative approaches to capture the drama of daily life. The third was the development of independent filmmaking in America, which sought to counter the stereotypes often created by Hollywood, including films starring all-Black casts, predominantly distributed to Black audiences—otherwise known as “race films”—and production companies formed by notable filmmakers like Oscar Micheaux, Sessue Hayakawa, and Beatriz Michelena. Modern Times leads visitors to the largest of the second-floor galleries, The Studio System, which follows the bustle of the Hollywood assembly line from the advent of synchronized talking pictures in 1927 to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s. This gallery explores the fascinating dichotomy of the era: the “dream” of Hollywood spectacle and the “factory” that made it possible. Here, objects from the Academy’s collection, such as a backdrop from Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the doors to Rick’s Café Américain from Casablanca (1942), and the typewriter used to write Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), as well as familiar faces and scenes from the movies themselves will bring to life the myriad people and departments that came together to create studio movies of the time. Visitors will journey through the studio to explore the artistry and also the challenges of Hollywood during its “golden age.” This gallery also highlights many of the era’s most unforgettable stars, from the dancing talents of Fred Astaire, the Nicholas Brothers, and Rita Moreno to the dramatic presence of Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, and Sidney Poitier, and icons of the screen like Greta Garbo, Dolores del Rio, and Marilyn Monroe. As visitors move to the Museum’s third floor Rolex Gallery, they will enter into the Real World. This space will reveal how filmmakers responded to the tensions and challenges of a world changed by World War II. As filmmaking techniques became more and more adaptable, with lighter-weight and more widely available equipment, filmmakers everywhere took to the streets to capture their version of reality and share slices of life on screen. Whether creating fiction films or documentaries, they helped record and shape our history. Visitors will also encounter the rapid growth of independent cinema and the individual expression that characterized movements from Italian Neorealism and French New Wave to Indian Parallel Cinema and Brazilian Cinema Novo. But this is not only a story of the past: such approaches continue to impact and influence filmmaking to the present day. An homage to the Stargate Corridor sequence from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)—a sequence that brought together experimental film techniques and mainstream cinema—creates a mind-bending passageway to the final section of the exhibition: Imaginary World. With the advent of new tools and technologies, cinematic visions are now limited only by the filmmaker’s imagination. Visitors will be transported to unfamiliar worlds of the past, present, and future to encounter many of the most memorable and beloved movie characters, creatures, and destinations and to hear from the filmmakers themselves how they have pushed the boundaries of filmmaking to make the impossible possible. These films, despite their imagined lands and inhabitants, often provide a mirror that urges us look at ourselves and our own world in new ways. An endeavor of this scope requires a multi-disciplinary creative team, such as the one assembled under the curatorial leadership of Kerry Brougher and Deborah Horowitz, Deputy Director of Creative Content and Programming. Intrinsic to the development of the vision for Where Dreams Are Made is Rick Carter, Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar (2009) and Lincoln (2012). The creative team for the exhibition includes the Museum’s curatorial staff—Doris Berger, Acting Head of Curatorial Affairs; Jessica Niebel, Exhibitions Curator; Bernardo Rondeau, Associate Curator and Head of Film Programs; J. Raul Guzman, Assistant Curator; Dara Jaffe, Assistant Curator; Robert Reneau, Film Program Coordinator; and Ana Santiago, Assistant Curator—as well as producer Brooke Breton, Avatar; sound designer Ben Burtt, Star Wars: Episode IV (1977), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982); staff from the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, Academy governors and members, the Museum’s advisory committee on inclusion, and a range of film scholars and filmmakers. Gallagher & Associates, specialists in interpretive and experience design, are bringing their expertise to the project in order to realize the design and installations.

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY AND OSCARS EXPERIENCE

Since 1929, the Academy Awards have been the ultimate recognition of moviemaking excellence. Originally a dinner for industry insiders only, the ceremony has gradually become a global phenomenon watched by millions around the world. Visitors can trace the rich history of the Academy Awards and the story of the Oscar in an exhibition that includes favorite highlights, memorable winners’ speeches, private backstage moments, and rarely seen materials from the Academy’s collection. The exhibition will look back at the show, its glamour as well as its controversies, and the ways in which the Academy Awards ceremony has evolved and been a mirror of our culture. Visitors will then enter a gallery offering an Oscars experience only the Academy can provide, allowing visitors their own photo opportunity and Oscar moment.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS The Academy Museum will also feature a robust schedule of rotating temporary exhibitions in the fourth floor’s Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery. These exhibitions will include retrospectives of major filmmakers, focused studies on aspects of filmmaking, artists’ projects, and explorations of the way movies reflect and influence society.

The Academy Museum’s opening temporary exhibition will be an unprecedented U.S. retrospective of famed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, curated by Jessica Niebel in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Celebrated and admired around the world for his imagination, authorial vision, craftsmanship, and deeply humanistic values, Miyazaki continues to influence generations of filmmakers and film lovers. The exhibition will take visitors on a thematic journey through his cinematic worlds using original production materials from Studio Ghibli’s archives and features such films as My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001). The exhibition will present more than 200 concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, cels, backgrounds, film clips, and immersive environments. A catalogue, film series, and public events will accompany the presentation, and unique Studio Ghibli merchandise will be sold at the Museum’s shop. In the Museum’s Hurd Gallery—a 34-foot-high project space dedicated to the work of contemporary artists and filmmakers pushing the boundaries of moving image media—will be a dramatic interactive installation by teamLab, curated by Kerry Brougher and Deborah Horowitz. teamLab is an interdisciplinary art collective based in Tokyo comprising more than 500 artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, and architects. Transcending Boundaries presents a site-specific, real-time, ever-changing environment that allows the viewer to engage directly with the artwork itself. teamLab’s work looks toward the expanded possibilities of moving image and digital technology. Following Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Museum will present Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970 in Fall 2020. Regeneration will explore the visual culture of Black cinema in its manifold expressions from its early days to just beyond the Civil Rights movement. Co-curated by Doris Berger and Rhea Combs, Supervisory Curator of Photography and Film at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), it will be the first exhibition of its kind—a research-driven, in-depth look at Black participation in American filmmaking. In addition to offering a critical exploration of Hollywood productions, Regeneration will highlight the work of independent African-American filmmakers and create dialogues with visual artists. The exhibition’s goal is to redefine American film history as it elevates this under-represented aspect of artistic production and presents a more inclusive story. Regeneration is the proud recipient of the Sotheby’s Prize. The Sotheby’s Prize is an annual award that supports and encourages museums to break new ground. The grant aims to recognize curatorial excellence, and to facilitate exhibitions that explore overlooked or under-represented areas of art history. The Sotheby’s Prize is awarded by a jury comprising Sir Nicholas Serota, Donna De Salvo, Okwui Enwezor, Connie Butler, Emilie Gordenker, and chaired by Allan Schwartzman. Regeneration’s curatorial team is collaborating with an advisory panel throughout the development of the exhibition. The panel brings expertise and experience deeply rooted in scholarship and filmmaking and includes Charles Burnett, filmmaker, Academy member; Ava DuVernay, filmmaker, Academy member; Michael B. Gillespie, Associate Professor, The City College of New York, Department Media Communication Arts; Shola Lynch, Curator, New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, filmmaker, Academy member; Ron Magliozzi, Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art; Ellen C. Scott, Associate Professor and Head of Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television; and Jacqueline N. Stewart, Professor, The University of Chicago, Department of Cinema and Media Studies. To encourage visitors to explore, dive deeper, and directly interact with exhibitions, collections, filmmakers, and fellow film lovers, the Museum’s public programs will include panel discussions, symposia, gallery talks, and other public events. The 288-seat Ted Mann Theater will offer daily thematic and exhibition-related screenings, and special showings and events will be held at the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater. Film programming is overseen by Bernardo Rondeau. In addition, the Museum will offer an innovative range of digital engagement platforms and interactives, including a groundbreaking app. Additional information about Hayao MiyazakiTranscending BoundariesRegeneration, and the Museum’s public programs and film screenings will be announced at a later date. Credit  Where Dreams Are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies (WORKING TITLE) is organized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and is supported by Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman, John H. and Regina K. Scully, and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hayao Miyazaki (WORKING TITLE) is organized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and is presented in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Regeneration: Black Cinema 1900-1970 is organized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and is co-curated with a photography and film curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition is the recipient of the Sotheby’s Prize and is made possible in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the Museum is restoring and revitalizing the historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The Saban Building will feature six floors, including exhibition spaces, the 288-seat Ted Mann Theater, an education studio, special event spaces, conservation areas, a café, and store. The new spherical addition will connect to the Saban Building via glass bridges and will feature the state-of-the-art 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace with its sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. The Academy is currently raising $388 million to support the building, exhibitions, and programs of the Academy Museum. The Campaign for the Academy Museum was launched in 2012, headed by chair Bob Iger and co-chairs Annette Bening and Tom Hanks. These industry leaders join other generous philanthropists who have named spaces, including Cheryl and Haim Saban (The Saban Building), The David Geffen Foundation (The David Geffen Theater), Dalian Wanda Group (The Wanda Gallery), Rolex (Rolex Gallery), The Walt Disney Company (The Walt Disney Company Piazza), Dolby Laboratories/Family of Ray Dolby (The Dolby Family Terrace), Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg (The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery), Steven Spielberg (The Spielberg Family Gallery), Shirley Temple Black and Family (Shirley Temple Education Studio), Cecilia DeMille Presley (Founders Room), Gale Anne Hurd (Hurd Gallery), NBCUniversal, Netflix (Netflix Terrace), Participant Media, Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman (Gerry Schwartz and Heather Reisman Mezzanine), The Simms/Mann Family Foundation (Ted Mann Theater), Jeff Skoll, The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, Warner Bros. Entertainment (The Warner Bros. Entertainment Gallery), Wasserman Foundation, and Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events LLC/Compass Group USA, Inc. The Academy Museum’s Digital Engagement Platform is sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s Most Dynamic New Year’s Eve Celebration, Featuring Live Music, Fireworks and Non-Stop Fun on Rides and Attractions

The end of the year is almost here and people are looking for something fun to do with their friends on New Year’s Eve! Universal Studios Hollywood will be ringing in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s most dynamic New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring live music, dazzling fireworks, and non-stop fun on rides and attractions. Also, the all-new Ultimate EVE package is a featured addition to this year’s event, inviting guests to celebrate in style with exclusive private lounges, buffet dinner, private cash bar, complimentary midnight champagne toast, VIP fireworks viewing areas and unlimited Universal Express access.

All-New Ultimate EVE Package Features Exclusive Private Lounges, Buffet Dinner, Champagne Toast, VIP Fireworks Viewing Areas and Unlimited Universal Express Access.

To purchase tickets for EVE or the Ultimate EVE package, click here.

Universal City, California, November 29, 2018 – Universal Studios Hollywood rings in 2019 with EVE, Hollywood’s biggest and most exciting New Year’s celebration, including an all-new Ultimate EVE package, on Monday, December 31, with extended theme park hours to 2:00 a.m.

EVE is included in the price of theme park admission and invites guests to spend the day and night enjoying its many popular rides and attractions with a special park-wide party starting at 9:00 p.m., featuring multiple DJs and live music entertainment hubs, that will culminate simultaneously at midnight with a traditional New Year countdown and a spectacular fireworks display.

The all-new Ultimate EVE package is a featured addition to this year’s event, inviting guests to celebrate in style. Package highlights include theme park admission starting at 6:00 p.m., access to private lounges, buffet dining, private cash bars, reserved VIP viewing areas for the dazzling fireworks display, a complimentary, midnight champagne toast, commemorative 2019 party favors and unlimited Universal Express access to all rides and attractions.

Starting at 9:00 p.m., Universal Plaza, Simpsons Plaza located in Springfield™ and an area near “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride” will transform into three uniquely-themed party hubs, featuring a variety of music, from rock ‘n’ roll to electronic dance music to Latin pop, and the celebration will continue with enhanced DJ shows and after-party entertainment until 2:00 a.m.

A selection of food and beverages, including specialty desserts, champagne, beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as 2019 memorabilia will be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets for EVE or the Ultimate EVE package, click here.

With its festive environment, guests can toast the New Year with the spirit of the holidays already resonating throughout Universal Studios Hollywood.

The highly-anticipated return of “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM  brings glistening snowfall for the first time ever to Hogsmeade village along with “The Magic of Christmas at HogwartsTM Castle,” a breathtaking digital light projection experience, which continues through January 6, 2019.

More information, including special EVE Preferred Hotel Packages, is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.”  The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Meet Santa at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills! Watch Holiday TV Classics!  Enjoy Family Activities! FREE Hot Cocoa!

Meet Santa! Watch Holiday TV Classics!
Enjoy Family Activities! FREE Hot Cocoa!

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Beverly Hills, Calif. –The Paley Center for Media celebrates the joy of the season with a special family-friendly experience. It’s Holiday Time in PaleyLand features continuous daily screenings of beloved classic holiday TV programs from the Paley Archive. Families can also enjoy special holiday activities like arts and crafts, dreidel games, and FREE hot cocoa!
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Kick-off your holiday season with an exclusive sneak peek of PaleyLand for Paley Members Only. Enjoy breakfast bites & treats, get your FREE souvenir photo with Santa or the Paley Menorah, watch favorite holiday TV Classics on the big screen, and express your creativity with arts and crafts in the PaleyLand Workshop.

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