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Best Bets: Thursday 11/19

November 19, 1998

11 pm: Pop Music

"Kuruption," the debut solo album from Kurupt, contains one CD for the West Coast and one for the East, reflecting the rapper's L.A. base and Philadelphia roots. The former Ricardo Brown, who headlines Club Soho downtown, was a protege of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and then the partner of Daz Dillinger in tha Dogg Pound before striking out on his own.

* Kurupt, with Chanel at Club Soho, 333 S. Boylston Ave., 11 p.m. $26 and $55. (213) 480-3232.

8 pm: Theater

The touring theatrical musical "Sang Sista' Sang" returns to L.A. Written by Smokey Robinson and Mickey Stevenson, it explores the lives of legendary jazz divas Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker and Mahalia Jackson.

* "Sang Sista' Sang," Vision Theater, 3341 43rd Place, Los Angeles. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. $25. (818) 888-6870.

8 pm: Theater

Gordon Hunt directs Kellie Martin, Judith Light, John Rubinstein and other stage and screen stars in L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater production of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's "The Diary of Anne Frank," newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman with previously unreleased material from the diary.

* "The Diary of Anne Frank," L.A. Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Today-Friday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dark Saturday. $28-$32. (310) 827-0889.

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Freebie: AFI Short Film Night includes works by Rick Wilkinson and Isabelle Fox at Bookstar, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd. 7:30 p.m. (310) 289-1734.

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