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Sunday Brings the Emmys: Know Your Street Closures and After-Parties

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, September 18, 2009, at 02:52PM
Emmy Red Carpet Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A massive red carpet fills L.A. Live's Nokia Plaza, featuring broadcast stands for TV Guide, Extra, The Insider, and All Access.

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards comes to Nokia Theatre on Sunday afternoon, the show's second year in the Downtown venue. Preparations at L.A. Live are in full gear, with a massive red carpet setup filling Nokia Plaza and Chick Hearn Court.

While most blogdowntown readers won't be walking that carpet, it pays to be aware of the closures and events that come with an awards show such as this.

Starting at 6am on Sunday morning, numerous streets will be closed in the L.A. Live area. Figueroa will be shut from Venice to Olympic, with Flower closed between 9th and Pico. 11th and 12th will be shut west of Flower, while Pico will be stopped from Flower to Cherry. Olympic will remain open.

Closures could run as late as midnight, with Chick Hearn not scheduled to reopen until Wednesday.

The show will take place at 5pm, though those of us on the west coast don't get a telecast until 8pm.

At least two Downtown venues will be hosting attendees after the festivities. The Convention Center is the site of the Governor's Ball, while Vibiana will host Entertainment Tonight's party, sponsored by People Magazine. Mary J. Blige is slated to perform.

Nokia was also the site of the Creative Arts Emmys, held last weekend. The Daytime Emmy Awards were held in August at the Orpheum Theatre.

Update (Saturday 12:30pm): As noted in the comments, the Vibiana after-party brings its own closure. Main street will be closed between 2nd and 3rd on Sunday.


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