One of my favourite spots in Los Angeles, the Civic Center area is one of the best places in the city for photography. With the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Park, City Hall, and Department of Water and Power fountains, all with in a block of each other, it makes for some fantastic locations.
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is part of this wonderful complex and plays host to many musical performances and operas in Los Angeles. It is also pretty dang good looking building as well. :)