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Star-Studded Ceremony Kicks Off Light of the Angels at L.A. Live

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, December 04, 2008, at 08:29PM
Lighting the Tree Eric Richardson [Flickr]

AEG CEO Tim Leiweke, Adam Carolla, Britney Spears, City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and USC football coach Pete Carroll pull the lever the "light" the L.A. Live tree.



A little after 7pm this evening, "superstar celebrity" Britney Spears joined AEG's Tim Leiweke, Adam Carolla, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and USC football coach Pete Carroll in flipping the candy cane lever to start L.A. Live's first Light of the Angels show.

Carolla MC'ed the event, and expressed equal surprise in the rise of both Downtown and Spears.

The tree, a silver metal frame featuring 11,000 LED spheres, was displaying color throughout the ceremony. The lever-pull's timing was slightly off, leading to a delay before the tree dimmed and then entered into the seven-minute "Light of the Angels" show.

Spears came on stage for a short bit of banter by Carolla before the rest of the guests came back up for the lever-pull.

The show, featuring the tree, video boards, sound and lighting, will run at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm daily through December 31.

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