Bob Dylan doesn't follow art that closely, but he likes Terry Allen. It makes sense. While Allen's assemblage and collage borrow as much from folk as pop and surrealism, they manage to stay defiantly individualistic. I don't know what Dylan thinks of Allen's music, but Allen will be releasing an LP at LACMA on Nov. 29. It's a restored recording of a nearly forgotten performance he did in 1971 at the grand opening of his friend Allen Ruppersberg's temporary hotel/hangout on Sunset Boulevard. Ruppersberg will be at LACMA, too, and, since neither artist romanticizes the past, hearing them talk about it should be enlightening and amusing. 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; Tues., Nov. 29, 5 p.m.; free. (323) 857-6000,

Tue., Nov. 29, 5 p.m., 2011

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