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Wednesday To-Do: Harlem Globetrotters

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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
7 p.m., Verizon Arena. $21.75-$103.75.

Even the Globetrotters aren't immune to new big-time entertainment practices. Owned by a Burbank-based investment fund since 2005, the team has, in the last several years, employed a comedy writer to “punch up” its act. The only Globetrotters who are household names these day — “Big Easy” and “Flight Time” — are recent reality TV stars on CBS' “The Amazing Race.” Every night, the team continues to battle the Washington Generals, now a separate business entity “subcontracted” to play. But, as long as they're still leaning on the greatest theme song of all time (“Sweet Georgia Brown,” natch), that iconic red, white and blue ball and goofy dudes in headbands who can dribble well, the Globetrotter brand seems like a safe bet to survive just about anything.

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