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Los Lobos Members, Cirque du Soleil Help Kick Off LA Arts Month Today at Noon on the Music Center Plaza

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January is LA Arts Month. Go out and have fun!
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Now for the third year, January has been designated Los Angeles Arts Month—where arts and cultural organizations band together to encourage both tourists and residents to get out there and visit a gallery, museum or theater and experience the culture that LA has to offer.

At noon today on the Music Center plaza, politicos including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Supervisor Gloria Molina, City Councilman Tom LaBonge and cultural leaders Michael Govan (LACMA CEO) and Steve Rountree (Music Center President and CEO) will announce some of the month's offerings.

But would an arts announcement be complete without a little entertainment? Nope. So there will be free lunchtime performances by Cirque du Soleil, which launches its first permanent LA production later this year; the Hollywood High School Show Choir, and David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos. The two will perform music from Evangeline, the Queen of Make-Believe, a theaterwork co-written by Perez.

Today's kick-off event festivities are free. Keep checking LAist for LA Arts Month events and highlights.