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Urban Expeditions : That’s Entertainment! Downtown L.A.

7:28 PM PDT on September 16, 2008


That’s Entertainment! Downtown L.A. : NYC Eat your apple and choke

Critics agree; Urban Expeditions is “Visually stunning”. “Show stopping performances!” “The ride of your life!”

This
month’s Urban Expeditions’ episode, “That’s Entertainment! Downtown
L.A.”, is a tautly wound drama starring Downtown Los Angeles. It airs
Saturday, Sept 20th, at 1:00PM at Union Station in Downtown L.A.--don’t
miss a moment of it.

Downtown L.A. is haggard,
gritty and desperate for a comeback. Can she reclaim her place as the
queen of L.A., or is she destined to be just another forgotten
has-been? From Hollywood film premiers, to famous entertainers who
played there, Downtown L.A. played grand hostess to any star-studded
event worth its weight in marble and gold leaf.

Take
an intimate look inside the life of Downtown’s Theater District and her
storied past. Flash back to an era of limitless possibilities and an
endless parade of stars. Before there was Hollywood, there was Downtown.

What
got Charlie Chaplin hot under the collar at the Los Angeles theater?
Why was Duke Ellington receiving death threats at the Mayan? From her
rise to fame, to her humiliating flops, you’ll fall in love with
Downtown’s indomitable spirit.

C.I.C.L.E.
presents you with an all-new family fun episode of Urban Expeditions,
sponsored by REI. From Vaudeville, to talkies, to the start of TV,
you’ll immerse yourself in this edge-of-your-seat story of love, greed
and tragedy, plus a little slapstick thrown in for comic relief.

Stay
tuned to your favorite L.A. Bicycle Education and Entertainment
station--call letters C.I.C.L.E.--for the next airing of Urban
Expeditions, the bike ride series that everyone’s riding about.

Meet: In front of Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St, L.A.
Time: 1:00 PM. Ride Departs 1:30 PM SHARP
What to bring:
Your bike. Children under age 9 should be on a tag-a-long, bike
trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. All participants
under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian.
Bikes must be in good working order, make sure the brakes stop, tires
are to full pressure, and bring lights if riding in dusk or dark
conditions. Water and snack are always recommended.
More Information: Call 323.478.0060 or visit, www.cicle.org

About C.I.C.L.E.
Cyclists
Inciting Change thru Live Exchange (C.I.C.L.E.) is a nonprofit
organization based in Los Angeles working to promote the bicycle as a
viable, healthy, and sustainable transportation choice.

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