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L.A.'s Central Avenue heyday evoked with panache in 'Dunbar Hotel'
L.A.'s Central Avenue heyday evoked with panache in 'Dunbar Hotel'

“Meet Me at the Dunbar” is more than a title song — it’s a gateway into the storied cultural and architectural Los Angeles landmark that springs vividly to life in the world premiere of “The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel” from Robey Theatre Company, in association with Los Angeles Theatre Center. Under Ben Guillory’s sharp-eyed direction, Levy Lee Simon’s four-part docudrama traces the nationally prominent Central Avenue luxury hotel’s heyday during the 1930s and '40s, when its opulence offered a first-class answer to Jim Crow laws that prohibited even the most illustrious black Americans from staying in hotels that catered to whites....

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