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Pasadena Concert Promoter and Preservationist Gina Zamparelli Dead At 59

Published on Friday, June 8, 2018 | 10:11 am

Pasadenan Gina Zamparelli, preservationist, concert promoter and founder of Zamparelli Productions, has died. She was 59.

Zamparelli died on May 21 after a malignant brain tumor diagnosis earlier in the month. according to an obituary provided by the family.

She produced mostly heavy metal concerts at legendary venues like Perkins Palace in Pasadena, (also known at the Raymond Theatre), The Roxy Theatre, The Whisky a Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium, The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and The Wadsworth Theatre. She worked with W.A.S.P., Jack Russell, Armored Saint, Chris Holmes and others.

She was also a preservationist who was among the founders of the Friends of the Raymond Theatre in 1987 after the venue had fallen on hard times and brought it back to life as a major concert destination. In 2004, the organization was awarded California Preservation Foundation’s President’s Award.

The facade, marquee and stage remain but the building has been turned into condos.

Zamparelli’s funeral services are set for Saturday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose.

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