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Daily Archives: July 30, 2017

'Mamma Mia!' at the Bowl was great. Now if only the audience had loosened up

I was strangely troubled as I came away from Friday night’s performance of that unlikely yet indefatigable international hit “Mamma Mia!” at the Hollywood Bowl. Not by the production, which was perfectly delightful, from the cool blue of Derek McLane’s nifty set to the accomplished cast members, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, who all seemed to be having a ...

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Garth Brooks pilots fans to his special quadrant of the pop music universe

At any number of times Saturday during the finale of Garth Brooks’ return to the Forum in Inglewood, the whole enterprise felt like one of those old “Star Trek” episodes about a parallel universe where the normal rules of physics — or concert-going, anyway — had suddenly been reversed. Chiefly, in this alternate dimension, the thousands of people inside the ...

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