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Los Angeles Chinatown’s 75th Anniversary to Include Bruce Lee Dedication

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Bruce Lee, an important icon for both Chinese and Americans alike, will be honored during Los Angeles Chinatown's historic 75th Anniversary celebration on June 15, 2013, to be held in conjunction with L.A. Chinatown's popular annual series, Chinatown Summer Nights (www.chinatownsummernights.com).

The event will include a banquet at the iconic Golden Dragon Restaurant and the ground breaking for Bruce Lee's statue in Central Plaza on the evening of June 15, 2013. The dedication will begin at 7:45 p.m.

newchinatownThe significance of the dedication on June 15 coincides with the 75th anniversary of L.A. Chinatown.

In 1938, after the original Chinatown was moved from Union Station, "New Chinatown" was established and the design and operational concepts for it evolved through a collective community process, resulting in a blend of Chinese and American architecture. L.A. Chinatown saw major development, especially as a tourist attraction throughout the 1930s and as a center of commerce for Chinese-Americans.

Jason Fujimoto, board member of the Los Angeles Chinatown Corp. (LACC), said the dedication, which is a joint effort of LACC and the Bruce Lee Foundation, will honor the legacy of L.A. Chinatown's founding members, Bruce Lee and Mr. Lee's family.

Incorporated in 1938, LACC is one of the oldest organizations in the Chinatown community and whose shareholders are directly descended from the founding members of L.A. Chinatown. LACC is a privately held corporation that manages several properties, including the iconic Chinatown Central Plaza which many consider to be the "heart of Chinatown" and where numerous events in Chinatown are held.

The Bruce Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization, seeks to preserve, perpetuate and disseminate many of Bruce Lee's philosophies and life's work through events, educational programming, martial arts instruction and the Bruce Lee Museum.

The dedication will include elected officials at the local, state and federal level, Bruce Lee's family, the Bruce Lee Foundation, L.A. Chinatown community leaders and corporate sponsors.

Central Plaza is located at 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90012. For more information visit
www.chinatownla.com or call (213) 680-0243.

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