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Britney to Light L.A. Live Tree on Thursday

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, December 02, 2008, at 10:57AM
Christmas Prep at L.A. Live Eric Richardson [Flickr]

In the rain last week, a crew works to assemble the 52-foot tall tree at L.A. Live.

Does Britney Spears' comeback tour include a stop at L.A. Live on Thursday? The rumor around South Park this morning is that Spears will be on hand to kick off "Light of the Angels," L.A. Live's holiday multi-media show.

The AEG-developed complex is abuzz this week, with restaurant openings, a GRAMMY nomination show, the unveiling of the GRAMMY Museum and the holiday show kickoff.

Spears' appearance, rumored to be announced this afternoon, would make perfect sense. The singer is getting set to kick off a tour produced by AEG Live, the giant company's live entertainment arm. That tour kicks off in March of 2009.

"Light of the Angels" is a seven minute multi-media experience that includes the 52-foot, 37,500 pound tree and all the surrounding video and lighting displays on Nokia Plaza. The tree contains 11,000 LED spheres, individually controllable to produce complex patterns and displays.

The first show takes place Thursday at 7pm, with repeat performances on the hour through 10pm. Shows run through the end of the year.

UPDATE (6pm): The press release for Thursday's event says a "SURPRISE CELEBRITY SUPERSTAR" will be appearing, along with USC football coach Pete Carroll, Adam Carolla and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. We're sticking with our story that the special guest is Britney.


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