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L.A. keeps concerts playing

June 21, 2008

WILL free concerts continue in Los Angeles County despite the decline in the Music Performance Fund ["Hitting a Sound Barrier," by Mike Boehm, June 14]? The answer is a resounding yes. Los Angeles County's Board of Supervisors is replacing the lost funds to ensure that the 60,000 people who enjoy these concerts each year don't lose out. More than 50 concerts in parks, libraries and other public sites are scheduled featuring groups like Adaawe at MacArthur Park (July 10), Mariachi Divas at Belvedere Park (July 12) and Taikoproject at the Allendale branch of the Pasadena Public Library (July 29) -- and that's just a few of the 15 concerts scheduled in July alone. For a complete schedule through October go to www.lacountyarts .org/free_july08.html.

We hope that the Musicians Performance Fund will find a way to continue its funding of free concerts across the country but, in the interim, their legacy of live music for everyone lives on here in Los Angeles County.

Laura Zucker

executive director

Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Los Angeles

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