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mikeantonovich2014A dedication ceremony for a new amphitheatre at the L.A. County High School for the Arts will be held May 12 to honor Supervisor Michael Antonovich, a co-founder of the school whose generous $875,000 grant enabled completion of the 600-seat outdoor performance space.

The amphitheatre enhances LACHSA’s new $31 million facility, which opened in 2013. Since its founding in 1985 until that year the region’s premier public arts high school had never had a home of its own, sharing facilities on the Cal State L.A. campus.

LACHSA is the training ground for L.A.’s most promising young talent in the visual and performing arts. It is the alma mater of the likes of recording artist Josh Groban, painter Kehinde Wiley and playwright Josefina Lopez.

 

WHAT:      A dedication ceremony for the new Antonovich Amphitheatre at LACHSA, a tuition-free public school that combines college-preparatory instruction with conservatory-style arts training. The school enrolls some 600 diverse students from across the region who are selected through a competitive process of juried auditions or portfolio reviews.

 

WHO:        County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and officials from the Office of Education, Cal State L.A. and Arts High Foundation will join with students, parents, faculty and alumni to dedicate the new amphitheatre.

 

WHEN:      Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — 7:00 p.m.

                   Ceremony to precede a benefit concert featuring special performances and guests including Mariachi Sol de Mexico with Jose Hernandez.

 

WHERE:    Antonovich Amphitheatre @ LACHSA

Cal State L.A., 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles 90023

Reserved parking in Lot 5

(View a campus map here: www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/index.php)

 

LACHSA is operated by the L.A. County Office of Education in partnership with and on the campus of Cal State L.A. The nonprofit Arts High Foundation raises funds to support the conservatory-style arts training offered to students free of charge.

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