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Harvey Milk oratorio getting a staging in Los Angeles
Harvey Milk oratorio getting a staging in Los Angeles

The life of Harvey Milk -- the San Francisco politician and activist who was gunned down in 1978 -- has inspired biographies, documentaries, a play, an opera and the 2008 Oscar-winning biopic starring Sean Penn. Taking its place in the long line of artistic tributes, "I Am Harvey Milk" attempts to evoke Milk's life and legacy in the form of an oratorio, with the help of a large chorus. Broadway composer Andrew Lippa debuted the hour-long vocal piece last year in San Francisco and will present it this weekend with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The performances, on Saturday and Sunday, will feature Lippa playing the role of Milk...

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