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Calendar, Night&Day Many Single Ladies and Gentlemen

Many Single Ladies and Gentlemen

It's been five years since Beyonce's ubiquitous female anthem "Single Ladies" came out, but here in San Francisco we're still working our backsides to solidify its legacy. So much so that devotee dancers are celebrating B's birthday in the…
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Film, <i>Nine</i>: Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a  Fellini classic

Nine: Fantasy meets harsh reality as Rob Marshall takes on a Fellini classic

There's no city-clogging traffic jam in Nine, the musicalized version of Federico Fellini's movie-about-moviemaking ur-text 8 1/2, but the result feels like the celluloid equivalent of a 12-car pileup. An assault on the senses from every conceivable direction — smash…
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Calendar, Night&Day And All That Jazz

And All That Jazz

Since its 1975 creation, Kander and Ebb's musical Chicago has beguiled us with sex, violence, and sleaze, its conspiratorial whispers about celebrity lust and media manipulation fueled from the beginning by the real-life details of its story. Choreographer Bob Fosse's…
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Culture, Stage

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Fosse This collection of Bob Fosse's choreography from stage, film, and television reminds you of what Broadway can and should be. A musical's book is usually a liability -- Fosse, happily, doesn't really have one. Its singing avoids the caterwauling…
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Film,

The Full Lenny

Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Written and directed by Robert B. Weide. Narrated by Robert De Niro. At the Roxie Theater, March 19 through April 1. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rarely recognizes documentaries about…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

All's AIDS That Ends AIDS Pieces of the Quilt. By various authors. Directed by Colman Domingo. Starring Sean San Jose, Josh Jones, Scheherazade Stone, and DJ Fuze. Part of the Solo Mio Festival at the Magic Theater, Fort Mason, Sept.…
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