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Disney Concert Hall Opens in L.A.

Los Angeles' new Walt Disney Concert Hall is meant to be not only a grand space for orchestral music, but also to attract people who may never have visited a concert hall. The Frank Gehry-designed facility makes its debut Thursday, and its architectural and cultural appeal will be tested. Hear NPR's Mandalit del Barco.

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As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics. Over the years, she has also covered everything from street gangs to Hollywood, police and prisons, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural disasters, Latino arts and urban street culture (including hip hop dance, music, and art). Every year, she covers the Oscars and the Grammy awards for NPR, as well as the Sundance Film Festival and other events. Her news reports, feature stories and photos, filed from Los Angeles and abroad, can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Alt.latino, and npr.org.