The Ford Blog

Melding Past & Future at the Ford: A Conversation with Brenda Levin

January 15, 2016 | Renovations
It seems fitting to be visiting architect Brenda Levin at her new offices within the former Macy’s Plaza complex downtown, where change is afoot everywhere you look.

Give Culture, Get Culture

December 01, 2015 | Announcements
We get that trying something new can be scary. You deserve a safe space, where you can learn to tap or samba without judgment (and without breaking the bank).

Grandeza Mexicana: A Month of Magic

November 24, 2015 | Announcements
Winter is finally really here in LA. It’s cold, the sun is down and I’m muddling my way through a conversation in Spanish with Rocio Arambula, Grandeza Mexicana’s wardrobe mistress.
Kicking Off the Holidays - Salsa Style!

Kicking Off the Holidays - Salsa Style!

November 18, 2015 | Announcements
It’s no surprise that Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s upcoming show Salsa Navidad at theValley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) will inspire plenty of dancing. Oscar Hernández, band leader of the two-time Grammy-winning group, expects people to be dancing in the aisles by the end of the show.

Announcing the Artist Lineup for the 2016 Grand Reopening Season

October 26, 2015 | Announcements
We’re super duper excited to announce the phenomenal LA artists that will be breaking in our new stage next summer!

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: East Hollywood

September 29, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Ford on the Road‘s next stop is the Angel City Jazz Festival to experience the sonic wizardry of Motoko Honda and Vanessa Vo at Bransdall Art Park in Hollywood. To prepare for this leg of our journey, we asked Angel City Jazz Fest’s Rocco Somazzi to recommend some fun things to do before and after the show!
Motoko Honda by Will Cohen

Tradition Meets the Cutting Edge in Honda & VO's Soulful Musical Pairing

September 21, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
A golf tee, a metal screw and a ruler — not the first things that come to mind when the subject is music. But each of these items had its moment in the spotlight during my recent chat with Motoko Honda, a composer/performer whose sonic improvisations have drawn ecstatic comparisons to Radiohead, John Cage and Prokofiev.
O'Melveny Park - Ford on the Road

Ford on the Road Neighborhood Guide: Northridge

September 16, 2015 | Behind the Scenes
Our next Ford on the Road adventure takes us to the beautiful upper ridge of the valley to catch Diavolo | Architecture in Motion’s epic US premiere L’Espace du Temps at theValley Performing Arts Center (VPAC)! To help you plan your trip, VPAC Program and Artistic Administrator Justin Souza shared his favorite things to do in the Northridge area. Take a look!