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An unforgettable trip through L.A. from its 'Ambassador'
An unforgettable trip through L.A. from its 'Ambassador'

To borrow the title from Thom Anderson’s cult classic documentary film, Los Angeles plays itself in Gabriel Kahane's "The Ambassador," and the performance is vibrant, melancholy and seductive. An elegant musical journey over the landscape and emotionally encoded architecture of L.A. as myth and place, "The Ambassador" was one of last year's more potent yet unclassifiable recordings. Multi-talent Kahane, classically trained and almost ridiculously deft in finding new pathways between contemporary musical thought, art pop, folk and a new vision of musical theater, has taken the theatrical version "The Ambassador" to a fresh place. ...

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