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Rock’s Brightest Stars at the Ford

May 20, 2015
Ever since legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky launched their landmark concert series at the Ford in 1961, the Ford Theatres has been known as the place to experience world-class performances in a serene, outdoor setting.

Ford on the Road: Versa-Style Sneak Peek

May 15, 2015
I hear a beat drop and then the rhythm of swaggering, but precise steps. I see feet perfectly in unison and faces, starkly individual, but unified in concentration and joy. I’m watching a rehearsal for this weekend’s Versa-Style Ten Year Anniversary Festival in East LA – the first Ford on the Road performance – and it is riveting. 
East LA

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: East LA

May 11, 2015
Ford on the Road’s first destination is the Versa-Style Ten Year Anniversary Festival, a two-day hip-hop festival at the East LA Performing Arts Academy! 

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: Old Town Newhall

April 30, 2015
As our JAM Sessions pop up all over LA County, we thought it would be fun to share some of the hidden gems that make each of our host neighborhoods so special. 
Impostor, Revealed!

Impostor, Revealed!

April 14, 2015
While the Ford is closed for construction, Assistant Box Office Manager Ann Jensen has been cataloging and organizing historic photographs and programs. Below she reveals how she solved one of the Ford’s most perplexing mysteries…

Dancing Through the Years

April 03, 2015
There’s a kind of freedom that comes from dancing under the open sky. The movements become broader and bolder, influenced by the breath of the breeze and the calls of the birds. The jumps gain buoyancy and elevation, reaching up unconstrained towards the stars.
Ford Construction Update

Ford Construction Update #1: Setting the Stage

March 27, 2015
How do you launch a blog about a theatre like the Ford? How do you encompass nearly 100 years of history?
Meet the Artmakers

Meet the Artmakers: And the Beat Goes On!

February 19, 2015
Cranes and bulldozers have been digging up the Ford stage, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop jamming!