December 24, 2012 |
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve? Here's what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2012: Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a.m. with live bands, DJs and midnight fireworks. Across the way, Disney California Adventure will remain open until 1 a.m. with live bands, the Mad T Party dance party and a midnight showing of the "World of Color" nighttime water spectacular.
December 18, 2012 |
Mexican American singer-songwriter Jenni Rivera, who died along with six other people when their Lear jet 25 crashed near Iturbide, Mexico, on Dec. 9, will receive a public memorial Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk. The memorial is being called a "Celestial Graduation," and will take place between 10 a.m. and noon. "We will celebrate the graduation, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera," her family said in a statement.
August 8, 2012 |
DreamWorks Animation and China's largest media companies plan to invest more than $3 billion to build a sprawling entertainment, dining and shopping district in Shanghai. A new joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks announced Monday that the company would open Dream Center - an entertainment hub with theaters, cinemas, restaurants and tourist attractions - in 2016. The announcement marks the latest effort by Glendale-based DreamWorks and other Hollywood studios to bolster business in the world's most populous country, which this year has surpassed Japan as the world's second-largest market for movies outside the U.S. It also fits the studio's strategy of trying to diversify its business by expanding into television shows, live entertainment and theme parks.
August 5, 2011 |
In a recession that's forced large malls to reevaluate leases and diversify offerings to the public, Universal CityWalk's most anticipated new tenant this summer isn't a restaurant but an upscale nightclub. Infusion Lounge L.A., which held a "first look" open-to-the-public preview event last weekend preceding an official opening Aug. 18, is the chain's first outpost outside of San Francisco, where the original Infusion Lounge has been making consistent money on dancing and bottle service since 2009 — right through the recession.
July 7, 2011 |
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.
May 22, 2010
'Glee Live! In Concert' When: 2 p.m. (sold out) and 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, Universal City Prices: $84.25 Info: (818) 622-4440, http://www.citywalkhollywood.com