Ninety years in, it continues to thrive after more than 85 years thanks to its enthusiastic leader, Steve Needleman
whose family has owned the building since 1964.
Steve Needleman, the Orpheum's current owner, speaks with great pride about the Wurlitzer organ.
sings the praises of the organ's current maintenance crew, made up of volunteers led by John Koerber, who play the instrument every two weeks to ensure a full and rich sound.
A decade after it reopened as a performing arts center, Needleman
has noticed an encouraging change in the demographics of his
is one of the last independent music venues in Los Angeles," says Needleman