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Music, BeatBox Pigeon John: Show Preview

Pigeon John: Show Preview

Rapper Pigeon John sees the potential for humor in hip-hop. He prefers to liken himself to "a young Sean Connery in Cabo," rather than attempt to fabricate a nefarious, crime-ridden backstory, and his songs are more likely to needle their…
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Music, All Shook Down Brass, Bows, and Beats Announces Yoshi's Dates

Brass, Bows, and Beats Announces Yoshi's Dates

If you missed the Brass, Bows and Beats premiere at the Palace of Fine Arts a few months back, don't despair. The 50-piece hip-hop orchestra, led by Jazz Mafia don Adam Theis and featuring alt-hop icon Lyrics Born, has…
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The House of Tudor

All Fools' Day marks the beginning of April, when -- if we weren't living in San Francisco -- young green sprouts would push their way through the winter-gray loam, and delicate springtime flowers would pepper the fields. Throughout the centuries…
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The Brothers Tap

It was 1943 when, at the height of the war effort, 20th Century-Fox released Stormy Weather, a full-length musical salute to African-American soldiers. The studio hired the best actors, the best dancers, and the best musicians. The star, Bill "Bojangles"…
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The House of Tudor

This week, all of the events that look most promising to me happen on Thursday night. I couldn't choose between them, so you'll have to. It's been over 2 1/2 years since Dan Savage first appeared in the pages of…
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