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Danny Elfman's Halloween weekend shows echo an L.A. tradition
Danny Elfman's Halloween weekend shows echo an L.A. tradition

This weekend’s concerts with film composer Danny Elfman and conductor John Mauceri are more than just a rare opportunity to hear Elfman and his always evocative film music performed live. They recall what was one of the great annual traditions of the Southern California pop music scene: Elfman and his quirky rock band Oingo Boingo’s yearly Halloween concerts. Yes, kids, before he was the acclaimed creator of music for “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Edward Scissorhands,”  “Beetlejuice” and just about every other Tim Burton project (not to mention his theme songs for “Weird Science” and “The Simpsons”), he was...

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