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Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'
Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'

Gabriel Kahane hearts L.A. Although the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has been heralded as a star of New York's new-music scene, his latest album is a love letter to the City of Angels. Now, "The Ambassador" — 13 songs, each based on a different Los Angeles address — has been developed into a theater performance piece directed by the Tony Award-winning John Tiffany. The touring show will make its West Coast premiere Friday at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. "I had this growing affection for the city, and I wanted to work through it artistically," Kahane said. "For me, L.A. had been the relative I didn't know very well and...

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