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Music, BeatBox Fresno offers hip hop to do California proud, Stockton Hustles for Change, and Kazakhstan sends electronic love

Fresno offers hip hop to do California proud, Stockton Hustles for Change, and Kazakhstan sends electronic love

Jason Green, originally from Fresno, is best known under the alias of Planet Asia , an independent MC who's been internationally praised for his powerful voice. His new single, "Gold Chain General," is boastful, but Asia can back it up…
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Music, Label Sublime Frequencies

Sublime Frequencies

Sounds Released: Folk field recordings and pop music from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East In the late 1800s, this esoteric philosopher and mystic G.I. Gurdjieff scoured Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for the secrets to attaining "direct knowledge"…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Juice Harp Emporium

Its origin is clouded in history, but the juice harp -- the tiny one-stringed instrument that's held against the teeth and plucked -- turns up in similar guises in ancient cultures around the globe. (A 1,000-year-old iron model was discovered…
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Music, Reviewed Jurassic 5 Skhool Yard

Jurassic 5 Skhool Yard

Hip hop's DNA compels it to forever walk the line between showmanship and shtick -- at once pleasing party-hungry crowds and playing with the limitations of the art form. Rarely has this tightrope act been more captivating than with Los…
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News, Feature Dim Sum Diva

Dim Sum Diva

There she was, the goddaughter of Quincy Jones, talking scat with the Barbra Streisand of Hong Kong on an all-Mandarin TV interview show hosted by a man known as the Asian Larry King. Come again? You know Patti Austin. She…
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News, Postscript Dying to Know

Dying to Know

From our table at a sidewalk cafe in August 2000, my partner Mark and I took turns pointing out things that made us smile: a young couple pushing a baby stroller, a rambunctious puppy tugging at his leash, an elderly…
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Film, Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

Thanks to Four Star owner Frank Lee's fifth annual Asian Film Festival, you can fill your August moviegoing calendar with 25 recent works from the major film-producing countries of Asia, among them rare entries from Singapore and Vietnam, selected revivals…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wandering Wisdom

Wandering Wisdom

Two years ago Ralph Lemon set out to explore Asia with only the bare bones of an itinerary. He thought he would trace, geographically, the development of Buddhism, and then visit each country in the region to see how their…
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Dining, Side Dish

Backburner Blues

Passport Please Matt Berson, manager of Florio, and his wife Bethany Berson, pastry chef at Boulangerie Bay Bread, have left their respective jobs for (could it be?) early retirement!?!? Nah, just to spend some quality time together -- in Asia.…
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Music, For Love and Money

For Love and Money

Wally Backpack here for Station 0 Hip Hop Hater News W4D Deuce. ... In today's news Keida Brewer aka Rasco and Jason Green aka Planet Asia, collectively known as the Cali Agents, have been said to be leaving the underground…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Place to Buy an Exotic Musical Instrument

In the market for a Chinese gong, an Indian harmonium, a Japanese shakuhachi, or a Tibetan singing bowl? Flex your multicultural musical muscle at this well-stocked bazaar of cymbals, tablas, sitars, taiko drums, and much more. The focus is on…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

What trial-size shampoo bottles are to the weary business traveler, compilation albums are to the music fan -- efficient samplers, used on the fly and practically disposable. At least, that's how they're treated. Classic compilation albums rarely get their due…
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Gender Fu!

Fueled by gossip rags and a ferocious fan culture, the Hong Kong entertainment industry is a hotbed of who's-sleeping-with-whom and is-he-or-isn't-she speculation. If you succumbed to all that gossip, you might think Hong Kong is just one big closet waiting…
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