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Review: Smooth L.A. landing for 'Hamilton'

LOS ANGELES _ More than two years after "Hamilton: An American Musical" had its world premiere at New York's Public Theater, becoming the biggest theatrical sensation in at least a generation, it's still up for grabs whether it was the brilliant hip-hop-inflected score or the inclusive vision of American history or the kinetic ensemble production that turned Lin-Manuel Miranda's creation into a pop cultural powerhouse.

At the Hollywood Pantages, where the show was greeted with pomp, stardust and boisterous love at its official Los Angeles opening on Wednesday, the musical revealed another quality in its stunning repertoire: perfect timing.

After the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend exposed the rise of extremist groups and their hateful ideologies, we could all use a reminder of what it means to be

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