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For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once

For Glen Hansard, opportunity knocks more than once

Glen Hansard's doubly blessed musical life will be doubly displayed Aug. 10 at two of Hollywood's most famous venues.

The Irish singer-songwriter will be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl, backed by a lavish 13-piece folk-rock ensemble with strings and horns. While he waits to go on, a mile away the touring company of the Broadway musical "Once" will nearing its final bows at the Pantages Theatre, capping a four-week run (it'll continue with a week at the San Diego Civic Theatre and a two-week engagement starting Aug. 19 at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa).

Hansard, 44, owes his stardom to the original, 2006 iteration of "Once" as an ultra low-budget...

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