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ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2011 | By Ramie Becker, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Paying steep prices for concert tickets is such a pre-recession mentality. This summer, the city's cup overflows with free (or practically free) pop, rock and dance music options, no matter what neighborhood or musical genre you call your own. Here's just a taste of the summer's offerings. Cee Lo Green The voice behind smash hits "Crazy" and "Forget You" gives a free concert for the launch of the new 5 Towers outdoor stage at Universal CityWalk. The venue, decked out with a jumbo video screen and thousands of LED fixtures, will be presenting a host of free pop, rock and Latin music shows in the coming months.
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NEWS
June 20, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Summer starts Tuesday with a nice freebie from the U.S. National Park Service: Visit a national park that day and pay no entrance fees . At Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona , you'll not only save the $25-per-vehicle entry fee on Tuesday--you can also attend a free stargazing party, with astronomers on hand to demystify the night sky. The deal: Not all national parks, monuments, recreation areas and historic sites charge fees,...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2000
Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for the park's Toys of the Holidays drive. All toys collected will be distributed to underprivileged children by UPS and the Southern California Boys and Girls Club. Information: (661) 255-4111 or (818) 367-5965.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
As part of a nationwide centennial celebration of U.S. forestry, officials are offering free admission Saturday to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area, north of Azusa on state Route 39. The Forest Service's Mt. Baldy Ranger District is waiving its normal $8 fee for camping and $3 charge for parking at Crystal Lake. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the parking lot reaches its 400-vehicle capacity. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Two art museums in Boston are opening their doors for free Tuesday to help residents and visitors heal from the deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on the city's waterfront announced the free admission via Twitter and added: "We hope the museum will offer a place of community & reflection. " The Museum of Fine Arts also will be free with activities such as story hours for families and children and art-making workshops designed to keep young and old focused on something other than the blast.
NATIONAL
June 3, 2009 | Jane Engle
The Interior Department on Tuesday said Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and 144 other national parks would offer free admission on three weekends this summer: June 20-21, July 18-19 and Aug. 15-16. At Yosemite, that can save $20 per car, or $10 per person for those who arrive by foot, bicycle or motorcycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1999 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Children take center stage Saturday at Griffith Park for the fourth annual Kids Day L.A. Celebration at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the Los Angeles Zoo. Last year, 200,000 visitors attended the one-day event, which offers entertainment, information and educational programs for children and their families. This year, a new feature will be an interactive, family-oriented play, "John and Juan," about the history of California and Mexico.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Discover Los Angeles, the city's tourism agency, is offering a cultural package that it's calling LA Museum Season. Visitors and locals who make a hotel reservation for at least two nights will receive free admission to more than 25 museums in Southern California. The deal: The package requires a two night minimum and must be booked via Discover Los Angeles. Hotels in the deal range from Motel 6 to the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Locals can plan a weekend escape and pick up vouchers for two tickets to each museum, including the Huntington Library (usually $20 per person)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pastor Chuck Smith looked out at the more than 51,000 people who filled three-fourths of Anaheim Stadium on Friday night and said: "We've got a lineup tonight that would make Gene Autry drool." But instead of professional baseball stars such as Mark Langston and Jim Abbott, Smith, the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, trotted out his own team of heavy hitters for the last night of the Summer Harvest Crusade.
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