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Loudon Wainwright III inaugurates new Sorting Room space with unsparing show

Loudon Wainwright III inaugurates new Sorting Room space with unsparing show

It’s more a natural segue than a sharp career shift that veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III has come up with in his one-man show, “Surviving Twin.”

The production received its West Coast premiere over the weekend at the warm and intimate new performance space, the Sorting Room, in Beverly Hills.

From Day 1 when he arrived nationally with the 1970 debut album that carried his name and quickly got him pegged as yet another “next Bob Dylan,” Wainwright has sung with equal amounts of piercing insight and wicked humor. His songs deal with the complexities of family relationships — with his parents, his sister, his children and a...

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