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Chinatown's Central Plaza Swings Into the Night

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, June 30, 2008, at 08:42PM
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With a big band playing hits from the 40s, scheduled after the traditional Dragon, The 70th Anniversary Celebration of "New Chinatown" had the substance of history and tradition, along with a nod to L.A.s noir era

Visitors, dignitaries, Downtown locals and Chinatown residents filled Central Plaza to watch restored neon be lit, dance to swing music, wear 40s era clothing (or attempt it), fill cafes and galleries, while photos of Chinatown's past were projected on walls. Hopefully, it can become a yearly event.

Annual Chinatown Noir Festival anyone?


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