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The value of music; August Wilson monologues; the composer behind 'Avengers,' 'Furious 7'

Published May 4, 2015 at 2:58 PM PDT
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An image from the film, "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
Still from the film "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

A writer asks: How Much Is Music Worth?; an L.A. teen is a finalist in the August Wilson Monologue Competition on Broadway; composer Brian Tyler creates movie magic with his scores to films like "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (pictured) and "Furious 7."

"If you're going to have music there, you should have it and you have something that says something," says Brian Tyler. He's done that on "Age of Ultron," "Furious 7" and many more.
High schooler Shaila Essley competes Monday night in the national finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, one of the most prestigious opportunities for young actors.
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