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Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: Lynwood

June 09, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road’s next stop is the Lynwood Performing Arts Center where Grandeza Mexicana Dance Academy (GMDA) will debut Un Gran Atardecer, a tribute to Mexico’s vibrant regions of Chiapas, Veracruz and Jalisco!

Grandeza Mexicana: Evolving Traditions

June 02, 2015
I show up at the address I’ve been given for Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company and I’m a bit confused: it appears to be a residential house. Surely I’ve got the wrong address, I think, and I call my contact. But when she emerges, we head straight into the house.
Viver Brasil

Viver Brasil’s World Premiere Gives Peace a Chance

May 26, 2015
It’s a potent synchronicity: A Dalai Lama quote hangs just outside the LA rehearsal space where dance troupe Viver Brasil has been fine-tuning its new work, one that centers on peace as an attainable goal. 
Jane's Addiction

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…