What happens when the heart and soul of a community is ripped away? That’s the question at the heart of The Last Ship, the 2014 musical about the decline of an industrial British town that finds its shipbuilding center in the process of being shut down.

This past year had its ups and downs, but one certainty was that Downtown hosted dozens of engaging and creative festivals, exhibitions, and concerts.

It’s time to say goodbye to 2019. It’s been a hectic 12-month period that saw plenty of change in Downtown — from major groundbreakings and openings to changes in leadership at artistic institutions. A number of venues and organizations are throwing year-end bashes, with no event bigger than…

Last year, Grand Park joined a host of groups across Los Angeles County and got into the holiday spirit with a winter lights display. Like the bright and colorful light show at the L.A. Zoo, Grand Park was filled with large, and unique displays, but unlike their often-ticketed counterparts, …

Late last month, travelers and patrons at Downtown’s Union Station were treated to a holiday-themed surprise. John Legend, one of a handful of entertainers to achieve the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards) held a previously unannounced concert at the transportation hub.

For years, the future was cyberpunk. That’s the science-fiction aesthetic that imagined a near-future ruled by corporations, dominated by East Asian culture, and soaked in rain and neon. It’s the dystopian vision dreamt up in part by works such as William Gibson’s book Neuromancer and Ridley…