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Gina Zamparelli is the first woman concert promoter to produce concerts in major venues with national-level artists in the United States. She sold out every concert in over a decade of shows in Los Angeles, helping to break in many bands and secure them record deals. She has produced concerts at Perkins Palace, The Roxy Theatre, The Whisky a Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium, The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and The Wadsworth Theatre.
Her company also managed Perkins Palace (also known as the Raymond Theatre) in Pasadena, CA. She built Perkins Palace into one of Los Angeles' top venues for live music, which has left its mark on popular music history.
Additionally, Gina Zamparelli is active in historic preservation. She formed a non-profit organization, Friends of the Raymond Theatre, whose mission was to save this historic landmark theater. She waged one of the longest (20-year) battles fought for a historic landmark in the City of Los Angeles.
Honors and achievements
Perkins Palace (aka The Raymond Theatre) was awarded a "top grossing venue" while under operation by Gina Zamparelli.
For her work in historic preservation, she has been awarded Pasadena's Best Citizen of the Year, Pasadena's Best Historic Preservation Organization and Best Preservation organization in the State of California by the California Preservation Foundation. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Hollywood Heritage.
- "Historic Theater Takes Center Stage in Planning Dispute", from the Los Angeles Business Journal, 29 May 2000.
- Profile from Musizcbizadvice.com
- "CITYSCAPES; Old Theater's Latest Drama", by Richard Winton, for The Los Angeles Times, 25 February 2001.
- "Raymond Theatre Has a Champion in Gina Zamparelli", The Los Angeles Times, 25 October 1990.]
- Raymond Theater Website