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Allen Ginsberg celebrated by rock stars at the Ace Hotel in L.A.
Allen Ginsberg celebrated by rock stars at the Ace Hotel in L.A.

Hal Willner is the former longtime musical producer for “Saturday Night Live,” but over the years he has also become known as a grand poobah of the kaleidoscopic, ensemble-cast, live-event form, orchestrating tributes to everyone from Charles Mingus to Kurt Weill to Tim Buckley. His curatorially happy soul — which was, in many ways, inspired by mentor and good friend Allen Ginsberg, Beat poet and literary pitchman for his friends — is what brought Willner to the refurbished United Artists Theatre at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel on Tuesday night. The evening was anchored around a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ginsberg’s book of...

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