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Pencil This In: Classical Music and A Classic Musical

'Rent' camps out at the Pantages in Hollywood this week. / Photo by jeffkingla via LAist's flickr pool
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Tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm famed conductor Zubin Mehta takes to the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage to lead the Vienna Philharmonic. On the program are Angela Maria Blasi, soprano, Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 9,” Wolf’s “Italian Serenade” and Marx’s “Selected Songs.”

Quick: how many minutes are in a year? Well, if you answered 525,6000 minutes, then you might be a Rent fan. The classic musical about love, friendship and life in the East Village has returned to the Pantages with 8 pm shows through Sunday. The story is based on the Puccini opera “La Boheme” and this touring production stars original Broadway cast members Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. If you don't have the bucks right now, then take your chances in the daily lottery 2.5 hours before the show, where winners will have the opportunity to purchase front-row tickets for $20.