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First gentrification, now a pandemic. Can Highland Park’s fabled music scene survive?
 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-07-13/highland-park-music-scene-gentrification-covid-19 

Highland Park, bordered by the 110 Freeway, the Arroyo Seco, Mount Washington and Eagle Rock, is one of the most influential neighborhoods for music in the United States.

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-07-13/highland-park-music-scene-gentrification-covid-19 

With over 60,000 people, the neighborhood is home to influential music venues, record stores and arts spaces, as well as bars, restaurants and other establishments that support the scene.

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-ca-ms-highland-park-music-hub-20151011-htmlstory.html 

But the neighborhood has also been ransacked by gentrification and real-estate speculation. More recently, COVID-19 has closed or upended almost everything, gentrified and old-school alike.

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-07-13/highland-park-music-scene-gentrification-covid-19 

Rappcats co-founder Eothen “Egon” Alapatt has seen the gold rush of real-estate speculation that’s both fed and bled its music scene. “Most of the people I consider friends and neighbors were brown people like myself, not venture capitalists."

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-07-13/highland-park-music-scene-gentrification-covid-19 

For small-capacity local clubs, the pandemic is an unprecedented nightmare. To get a sense of what they’re up against, we interviewed several of the 75-member staff at Highland Park's Lodge Room, from the owners to the part-time bartenders.

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-03-22/lodge-room-coronavirus-highland-park-nightclub 

As the pandemic grows, local dance instructor Arlene Santos is at a loss. “It’s completely shut down my business and there’s very little income right now. Our group comes to classes because they feel safe and comfortable, and that safety has been lost.”

 https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-07-13/highland-park-music-scene-gentrification-covid-19 


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