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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Spies on the One Percent at Seasons

Bouncer Spies on the One Percent at Seasons

I could not pass her up; she was the Saddest Doorman In The World. I approached her from behind as I walked down Market toward Third. She was standing there holding the door open, but no one was entering or…
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Calendar, Night&Day If It Ain't Baroque

If It Ain't Baroque

The word baroque came from a Portuguese word for “misshapen pearl,” suggesting a somewhat dour opinion of the era’s heavy musical flourishes, though many of the world’s best-known composers called it their own: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann. The dances of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hot Bach in the Summertime

Hot Bach in the Summertime

Summer is a quiet time for classical music around here, what with most of the region’s chamber music organizations touring or taking a break. Besides the San Francisco Symphony’s Summer in the City Festival, local fans don’t have many options…
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What Is This, Paris?

A crowd spills onto the sidewalk. People sway, drink, and close their eyes in rapt appreciation as young musicians work up a smirking sweat. It's a familiar enough scene, but at Classical Revolution, the music is three hundred years old.…
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Music, Postmodern Henley

Postmodern Henley

It's not so hard to love a good mind-fuck band, but it can be downright disorienting when your favorite stoner chamber-orchestra genius follows his quiet singer-songwriter album with an abstract rock opera, only to break out the psychedelic Prince jams…
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Captain's log, stardate 2321. Interspecies romance is commonplace, ocular and olfactory beings exchange thoughts about incest, and onboard computers make great shrinks. The 21st century is ancient history, yet for some reason, people still use cellphones and say things like…
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Calendar, Night&Day Seasoned Dancers

Seasoned Dancers

Comedy matters to choreographer Mark Foehringer, whose work is colored by his unconventional childhood (raised in Brazil by Minnesotan Lutheran missionaries) and by his terpsichorean history, which includes dancing character roles en travesti (in drag) for classical ballets like La…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

In the largely homogeneous world of classical performance, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg stands out. Echoing the ethos of a jazz improviser, she once said, "If each person doesn't show some freedom of expression, what's the point of so many people playing…
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