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Benjamin Millepied says he is leaving Paris Opera Ballet

In a surprise shake-up at one of the world's most revered dance institutions,  Benjamin Millepied said Thursday that he will resign his position as the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet after a little more than a year, citing personal reasons and his desire to devote himself entirely toward artistic creation.

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L.A. theater openings, Feb. 7-14: Bernadette Peters and more

This week: Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters graces the stage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Plus, an updated version of Maltby & Shire's "Closer Than Ever," and Hal Holbrook returns in a one-off performance of "Mark Twain Tonight!"

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Musical revue explores romance and relationships through a series of vignettes.

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Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla to head City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, the rising classical music star who currently serves as assistant conductor at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, had landed a plum job with a major European orchestra.

The Lithuanian conductor has been named the new music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Britain, leaders are expected to announce Thursday.

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Andrew Garfield to star in 'Angels in America' in London

Andrew Garfield will star in Tony Kushner's epic drama "Angels in America" in a new revival for London's National Theatre that is set to open in 2017. 

The two-part play, directed by Marianne Elliott, will be part of the National's new season, which company leaders announced Wednesday.

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Grammy Awards to broadcast 'Hamilton' opening number live from Broadway

Producers of the Grammy Awards telecast typically leave Broadway production numbers to their brethren who stage the annual Tony Awards, but this year they are making an exception.

The opening number from the Grammy-nominated hip-hop musical “Hamilton” will be among nearly two dozen performance numbers slated for the Feb. 15 show this year, Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich told the Los Angeles Times.

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How LACMA found its zoot suit -- and set a new auction record

For five years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been working on an exhibition about the history of men's fashion from the 18th century to the present. And for five years, its curators have been desperately trying to acquire one key piece: an authentic 1940s zoot suit.

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