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The connection between Gordon Davidson and Neville Marriner, and what it means for modern-day L.A.

The Music Center is lowering its county flag to half-mast for Gordon Davidson, who died Sunday at age 83. As founder of Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, he made Los Angeles a theater city. The flag, however, can just as easily be meant for Neville Marriner. The British conductor, who...
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Gordon Davidson didn't just change L.A. theater, he changed L.A.'s image of itself

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace

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Arts : Modern Art Notes

“Starting in 1967, Davidson’s artistic vision, professional connections and business savvy were indispensable in transforming L.A. from a passive backwater where theatergoers largely consumed the Broadway touring shows to a wellspri...

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