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10 Must See Events In LA Happening January 2015

Rose Parade January 1st 8:00am
Rose Parade TicketsA staple in Pasadena for over a 100 years the New Years Day Rose Parade is a must see at least once in your lifetime. This year’s Rose Parade will mark its 126 year and the theme will be “Inspiring Stories” and for two hours on the Rose Parade route there will be magnificent floral floats, amazing marching bands as well as high stepping equestrians. The Rose Parade route is 5 ½ miles and starts at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove and concludes at Villa Street. You can also view the floats early starting Dec 27th at 12:00pm. View Rose Parade Tickets. Curbside viewing of the Rose Parade is also available on a first-come first served basis. You can learn more about curbside viewing.

Wicked the Musical at the Pantages Theater through January
Wicked the Musical Tickets Pantages TheaterThe winner of over 100 international awards including a Grammy and three Tony awards has returned to the Pantages Theater through March 15th. The 2 hour 45 minute Musical of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda The Good meet. Wicked the Musical is recommended for children 8 and up and has showings Tuesday through Sunday with Matinee performances on Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays as well. View Wicked Tickets for all dates at the Pantages Theater.

Walt Disney Hall through January
Walt Disney HallThe LA Philharmonic, Itzhak Perlman, Anthony Neman and much more the Walt Disney Hall has something for everyone as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic brings the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music as well as Jazz. View all Walt Disney Hall concerts.

Cavaliers at the Lakers Staples Center Jan 15thLakers vs Cavaliers Tickets
It’s been over a year since the two future Hall Of Famers have played against each other and seeing Kobe Bryant and Lebron James on the court at one time is every basketball diehards dream. Besides two of the biggest stars in the NBA the Los Angeles A-list celebrities will be out in force to watch the Cavaliers and Lakers tip off at 7:30pm. Click to view Lakers vs Cavaliers Tickets at the Staples Center.

Cavaliers at the Clippers Staples Center Jan 16th
Clippers vs Cavaliers TicketsLebron James and Kevin Love head the new look Cleveland Cavaliers as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers for their Los Angeles appearance against Blake Griffin and Chris Paul during the regular season. If you’re a Lebron James fan or Cavaliers fan Clippers vs Cavaliers tickets are a cheaper option to see them play then when the Cavaliers and Lakers play. Click to view Clippers vs Cavaliers Tickets for the Staples Center.

Ducks at Kings Staples Center Jan 17th
Kings vs Ducks Tickets Honda CenterKings and Ducks rivalry games are a hockey lover’s dream. During rivalry games the action really heats up and with no love lost between the Kings and Ducks this game is sure not to disappoint. The Los Angeles Kings will honor Rob Blake and retire his jersey. View Ducks vs Kings tickets at the Staples Center.

Blackhawks at Kings Staples Center Jan 28th
Kings vs Blackhawks tickets The Blackhawks return for the second time this season and after losing 4-1 in their first meeting at the Staples Center on November 29th the Kings will be looking for revenge. When the Blackhawks come to town the sea of red jersey’s in the crowd at Staples is pretty stunning. The Blackhawks and Kings have traded off the Stanley Cup the two seasons and with the rivalry, the rich tradition of the Blackhawks and the large amount of Chicago transplants in Los Angeles makes the Kings vs Blackhawks game a very big event. View Kings vs Blackhawks tickets for the Staples Center.

Sam Smith at the Forum Jan 29th, 30th
Sam Smith Tickets Los AngelesThe London born Pop and Soul singer-song writer who’s Oct 2012 break though single “Latch” peacked at number 11 on the UK singles chart and “Stay With Me” which became an international success reaching number two on the US Billboard charts as well as being nominated for six Grammy Awards including Best New Artist, Song of the Year and “In the Lonely Hour” for Album of the year will be performing two nights at the Inglewood Forum on January 29th and 30th. View Sam Smith tickets for this concerts at the Forum.

Bush at the Wiltern Jan 31
Bush In Concert at the WilternThe 90’s rock band Bush with heartthrob lead singer Gavin Rossdale will be performing at the Wiltern Theater on January 31st. with such hits as Everything Zen, Comedown, Machine Head and of course Glycerine it’s a great chance to step back in time and hear some classic 90’s songs as well as the concert being in Los Angeles you never know who might show up on stage with Gavin and the boys. Click to view Bush Tickets for the Wiltern concert.

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Rose Bowl Game- Looking Back on a Day in History

The Annual Rose Bowl Game is played every year, usually on January 1 of the New Year.  It first began in 1902 and has been played annually without fail each year since 1916.  The 2012 Rose Bowl Game makes for the 98th Rose Bowl Game ever played.  The Rose Bowl 2012 game faces off Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks; both teams of which finished the 2011 season with an 11-2 record.  Both teams had explosive 2011 seasons as well.  Each team with their own unique edge. 

Team Record AP Rank
Wisconsin 11-2 9        
Oregon 11-2 6        

Given the extensive years behind the game, the Rose Bowl Game and the Rose Bowl Stadium carry a rich and unique history behind it.  It is the most coveted College Football game of the year and is always used as a platform to both and a season as well as launch and welcome the New Year.  Some interesting facts behind the Rose Bowl are as follows:

1888 The Pasadena Valley Hunt Club is founded
1890 First Tournament of Roses Parade and games.
1890 Attendance at first event – 2,000 people.
1902 First Rose Bowl Game played at Tournament Park. University of Michigan defeats Stanford University, 49-0.
1916 Football and the “Rose Bowl Game” is reinstated at Tournament Park. Washington State 14, Brown 0
1920 City officials declared the football facilities at Tournament Park unsafe for the growing New Year’s Day crowds. Ten-year $100 box seats were sold to raise funds for construction of a new facility.
1922 Construction of the horseshoe shaped stadium is completed with a seating capacity of 57,000. Designed by Myron Hunt, the stadium cost $272,198.
1922 The Tournament of Roses Association built the Bowl in the Arroyo, a ravine of parkland and natural vegetation on the west side of Pasadena.
1923 The stadium is named “The Rose Bowl” and is dedicated hosting its first college football game. Start of play was delayed more than an hour when Penn’s team was stuck in traffic. USC defeats Penn State, 14-2.
1926 First local radio broadcast of the Rose Bowl Game, announced by Pasadena sportswriter and ex-Olympic track star Charlie Paddock.
1928 Rose Bowl Stadium enlarged by 19,000 seats, increasing seating capacity to 76,000.
1931 Wooden sections of the Rose Bowl are removed and replaced with reinforced concrete. The addition of 10,000 seats increased total capacity to 83,000.
1932 First short-wave radio broadcast of the Rose Parade. The broadcast is heard around the world.
1932 The Summer Olympics take place in Los Angeles with the cycling events held at the Rose Bowl.
1937 Seating is increased to 87,677.
1939 The Rose Parade celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Youngest Grand Marshal, Shirley Temple, presides over the parade.
1942 World War II forces cancellation of Parade. Rose Bowl Game moved to Duke Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Oregon State 20, Duke 16.
1943 Rose Bowl Game returned to Pasadena. Georgia 9, UCLA 0
1946 World War II is over and the Rose Bowl Game agreement signed between Pacific Coast and Big Ten conferences.
1949 Stadium is enlarged to seat 94,410 – $335,000 improvement.
1950 Fourth expansion increased capacity to 100,983. The Rose Bowl Game becomes the first bowl game to have 100,000 spectators in attendance.
1960 Pacific Coast and Big Ten conferences agreement modified.
1961 The Rose Bowl’s original press box is built.
1962 Rose Bowl Game becomes first college football game to broadcast nationally in color.
1968 First “live” satellite beaming of Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to other parts of the world.
1969 The Rose Bowl Game serves as the kickoff to the 100th anniversary of intercollegiate football.
1969 Wooden benches are replaced with aluminum seating.
1972 Fifth Expansion – Capacity 104,594.
1977 January 9   SuperBowl XI   Attendance: 103,438
First Super Bowl to be played in Pasadena. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, featuring the receiving heroics of Fred Biletnikoff who was named Most Valuable Player. His receptions (four for 79 yards) set up three scores and complemented running back Clarence Davis who gained 137 yards in 16 carries.
1980 January 20   Super Bowl XIV   Attendance: 103,985
(all-time Super Bowl attendance record).
Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a fourth-quarter deficit behind quarter-back Terry Bradshaw to win their fourth Super Bowl, this time over the Los Angeles Rams, 31-19. Bradshaw’s 72-yard touchdown pass to John Stallworth was a highlight of his 14-for-21, 309-yard performance which earned him Most Valuable Player honors.
1983 January 30   Super Bowl XVII   Attendance: 103,667
The Washington Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins, 27-17, behind John Riggin’s 43-yard touchdown burst in the fourth quarter. Riggins earned Most Valuable Player honors for his 166 rushing in 38 carries.
1986 The City of Pasadena celebrates its 100th birthday.
1987 January 25   Super Bowl XXI   Attendance: 101,063
Quarterback Phil Simms earned Most Valuable Player honors for his 22-for-25 passing performance, 368 yards and three touchdowns in leading the New York Gaints to a 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos.
1989 Tournament of Roses Centennial