Shannon Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shannon Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary!Whittier College and the Friends of the Shannon Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts with a formal dinner and special performances by alumni, students, and Grammy Award Nominee Amy Hanaiali'i.

The Shannon Center opened in 1990 after a huge fundraising campaign led by Whittier College Trustees Ruth B. Shannon. This effort resulted in gifts from more than 750 donors, totaling more than $9.3 million in contributions.

Since its opening, the Shannon Center has been a leading cultural arts destination in East Los Angeles County. Among the artists who have graced the stage are Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos, and a slew of award winning native-Hawaiian musicians as part of the popular annual Aloha Series.

View upcoming Shannon Center events on the re-designed website.