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Remix of a hit musical is just so rap: 'Hamilton' is already picking up an L.A. hip-hop vibe

LOS ANGELES _ Two and a half years after it premiered off-Broadway, "Hamilton" finally reached Los Angeles last week when the touring edition of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit musical opened Wednesday night at the Hollywood Pantages.

Fans of the Tony Award-winning show about America's Founding Fathers probably felt as if they'd waited an eternity for "Hamilton" to get here. Yet the production itself seemed right on time.

Watching the mostly black and brown cast perform in the wake of the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Va., you couldn't help but marvel at the grim prescience of Miranda's thoughts on the precarious but necessary nature of American

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