Arts & Entertainment

Encore? Hollywood's Music Box theater is closed... for now

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All is quiet at Hollywood's Music Box concert venue as reports of the locally-loved rock spot's closure have been confirmed by its promoter Goldenvoice. It is unclear, however, if the shuttering will amount to a moment of silence between sets or a final encore.

Venue promoter Goldenvoice issued a Jan. 6 statement that reads, "At this time, it is our understanding that the closing of The Music Box is a short term closure, please be patient with us as we work out the details as they pertain to our previously scheduled shows."

A representative said in a follow-up call that the company was hopeful an official statement by Music Box owners would be forthcoming.

Despite a marquee that reads "OUT OF ORDER," ticketing for this weekend's on-sale shows is expected to proceed as planned. The eight scheduled upcoming shows were confirmed as "still a go" by the Scenestar.

Earlier this afternoon, The Blue Palms adjoining bar reportedly posted a statement on Facebook that read, "In light of our landlord losing their lease, we are in middle of the fallout. We are working very hard to work directly with the owner to resolve." The item has since been removed,

News of the shutdown was first reported by L.A. Slush. The site quoted anonymous sources claiming a “Closed for Inventory” sign hung on the door as lighting and sound equipment was dismantled. The story also speculated about a possible eviction and potential take over of the space.