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Review: 'Julius Caesar'

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While directors for years have airlifted Shakespeare's history plays out of their period context into the fascist era for renewed edge, it's easy to imagine the post-terrorism climate of fear and…

Julius Wechter

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Julius Wechter, leader of the Baja Marimba Band and composer of the hit tune “Spanish Flea,”, died Feb. 1 of lung cancer at his home in Calabasas, Calif. He was 63. Wechter began his career in the…

Review: 'Julius Caesar'

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The true star of Shakespeare Festival/L.A.'s contempo version of "Julius Caesar" is the massive, many-staired expanse of downtown L.A.'s City Hall. Director Andrew Tsao stages the piece against the…