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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic Little Tokyo church have signed a lease, with remodeling of the building scheduled to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and the East West Players, one of the leading Asian American theater companies in the country.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
The former Union Church, a national historic and cultural landmark, has been reborn as the Union Center for the Arts. The long-awaited cultural center, which rose from the ruins of the church built in 1923, will now become home for three of Los Angeles' oldest arts organizations: East West Players, L.A. Artcore and Visual Communications. The centerpiece of the complex is a 250-seat theater.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998
The former Union Church, a national historic and cultural landmark, has been reborn as the Union Center for the Arts. The long-awaited cultural center, which rose from the ruins of the church built in 1923, will now become home for three of Los Angeles' oldest arts organizations: East West Players, L.A. Artcore and Visual Communications. The centerpiece of the complex is a 250-seat theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1996
As handfuls of tiny squares of rice paper and salt crystals were strewn onto the steps of the old Union Church building in Little Tokyo, the edifice was rededicated as an arts center Tuesday in traditional Japanese style. Renamed the Union Center for the Arts, the former church will house the East West Players, an Asian American drama troupe; Visual Communications, an Asian Pacific media arts center, and L.A. Artcore, a nonprofit contemporary arts organization.
NEWS
July 16, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic church have signed a lease, and remodeling of the building is set to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and an Asian Pacific American theater company. A local partnership, headed by the Little Tokyo Service Center, was awarded a 44-year lease from the city last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1996
As handfuls of tiny squares of rice paper and salt crystals were strewn onto the steps of the old Union Church building in Little Tokyo, the edifice was rededicated as an arts center Tuesday in traditional Japanese style. Renamed the Union Center for the Arts, the former church will house the East West Players, an Asian American drama troupe; Visual Communications, an Asian Pacific media arts center, and L.A. Artcore, a nonprofit contemporary arts organization.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2009
'Po Boy Tango' Where: David Henry Hwang Theater, Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles When: 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Ends Dec. 6. Price: $25 to $35 Contact: (213) 625-7000 or www.eastwestplayers.org Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 1998
"Hero, a Tribute to George Takei," an evening of comedy and music honoring the actor of "Star Trek" fame, will be held Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts. The event, which features guest performers Garrett Wong ("Voyagers"), Jennifer Paz ("Miss Saigon"), Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig ("Star Trek") and Pat Morita ("The Karate Kid"), will benefit East West programs and operations.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2000
Museums. More than 300 objects, including artworks, objects from daily life, architectural elements, graphics and an interactive Web site program, will bring the Amarna Age (1353 BC to 1336 BC) to life in "Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen," opening March 19 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Ends June 14. Weekday prices: adults, $12.50; seniors and students, $10; children 6-17, $5; children 5 and under, free.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1998
* Dance. Avaz International Dance Theatre presents its annual spring concert, "Dances and Music of the Iranian World," on May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St. $20. (213) 939-1128. * Theater. "Heading East: The Musical," East West Players' offbeat production about a family retracing its history from 1848 to the present, opens May 29 at the David Henry Hwang Theatre, Union Center for the Arts, 120 N. Judge John Aiso St., Little Tokyo. Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic Little Tokyo church have signed a lease, with remodeling of the building scheduled to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and the East West Players, one of the leading Asian American theater companies in the country.
NEWS
July 16, 1995
The first tenants of a $3.4-million Asian arts center to be housed in a historic church have signed a lease, and remodeling of the building is set to begin in November. Named the Union Center for the Arts, the 9,000-square-foot brick building at 120 N. San Pedro St. will house a community arts organization, a media production company and an Asian Pacific American theater company. A local partnership, headed by the Little Tokyo Service Center, was awarded a 44-year lease from the city last year.
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