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Randy Rainbow, Wynton Marsalis and Elvis Costello support a storied jazz club. Musical fans are invited to a “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” watch party.

Composer Peter Boyer talks about the call to write “Fanfare for Tomorrow,” which will be played Wednesday by the United States Marine Band.

The overdue creation of a Cabinet-level Secretary of Culture would give the country a lift we all crave. Here’s who I think would rise to the challenge.

L.A.'s California African American Museum holds a remembrance with music and a study group, and a Santa Monica concert centers on Black composers.

Offerings also include Bernadette Peters and David Hyde Pierce in a Jerry Herman tribute, Philip Glass, a “Waltons” reunion and an L.A. dance festival.

The 25-part series in which great works of classical music tapped troubled times, in all its complexities, surprised even this critic about how great art endures.

The 1710 Amati violin was lifted from a California art dealer’s car, which was parked outside his home in L.A.'s Los Feliz.



Messiaen’s divine “Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus” (“Twenty Gazes Upon the Child Jesus”) carries the spirit we need now, more than ever.



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