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LA Times Today: ‘Paradise Blue’ explores gentrification through the fate of a jazz joint
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LA Times Today: ‘Paradise Blue’ explores gentrification through the fate of a jazz joint

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

It’s 1949 in Detroit, and trumpet-playing club owner Blue faces a tough decision. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The sudden arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down.

Those are the story notes for Geffen Playhouse’s new production of “Paradise Blue,” by Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau.