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Virtual Programming Reboot

How to fall in love with at-home entertainment and online learning again At the beginning of the pandemic, most of us were singing the praises of virtual programming. With enthusiasm and optimism, we leaped at this novel way to stay connected…

Greeting 2022 with Reflection and Resolve: January 2022 Newsletter

Like most of the rest of the planet, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts approached 2022 with reflection and resolve. Reflection on a pandemic’s power to alter our way of life. Resolve in the way we have learned over the years to respond to…

A Thousand Ways to Interact: December 2021 Newsletter

NEW SCULPTURE GARDEN EXHIBITION INVITES EVERYONE TO CONNECT When was the last time you walked around LBC’s Sculpture Garden? This living exhibition space is open for the community to enjoy year-round. LBC announces a new exhibition for…

It's family time with your LBC! November 2021 Newsletter

The Luther Burbank Center has been offering family shows since 1999. While we’ve presented many different kinds of theater for young audiences and dazzling entertainment over the years, one thing has stayed unwaveringly the same: our commitment…

Welcoming you back: October 2021 Newsletter

People took their seats, the lights dimmed, and the sound of thunderous applause filled the theater as the artists took the stage! It was a poignant moment as the community welcomed back Chicago after the main theater had been dark for nearly…

Celebrating 40 Years of Impact: September 2021 Newsletter

For 40 years the LBC has been serving the community as a home for arts, entertainment, and education programs. We are a community gathering place, an event center, a destination for public art, and a home to resident companies.

Celebrating 12 Years of Fiesta! August 2021 Newsletter

The LBC is VIRTUALLY celebrating the 12th annual Fiesta de Independencia on Sunday, September 12 from 2:00 –3:00PM. Organized by the Center’s Latino Advisory Council, this FREE event will include performances by Ballet Folklórico Ireri,…

Mariachi Cantares de Mi Tierra: July 2021 Newsletter

LBC's Mariachi Ensemble began as a dream of now Music Specialist, José Soto. José knew from personal experience the impact mariachi could have on students in the community; that this type of program wouldn't just teach children how to play…

The LBC is excited to welcome you back! June 2021 Newsletter

Our campus is bustling with activity in preparation for launching our new season and reopening the theater, and the Ticket Office is once again open to the public on-site Tue - Sat, 10am-6pm. We're thrilled to announce 25 new performances on…

LBC's Reopening Plans: May 2021 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Luther Burbank Center, We are encouraged by the recent news that the State of California plans for a full reopening on June 15. We remain cautiously optimistic about this goal, and are preparing for what a “return to normal”…

Connecting Our Community Through Art of Dessert: April 2021 Newsletter

Over the course of 17 years our community has donated $4.6 million through our Art of Dessert fundraiser, and those funds have impacted almost 500,000 students through accessible programs that teach using the arts. The arts challenge us to look…

Celebrating diverse community voices: March 2021 Newsletter

In 2003, the LBC established a Latino Outreach initiative in an effort to include diverse community voices at the planning table through a series of listening sessions. The group was formalized in 2009 to become the Latino Advisory Council (LAC)…
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