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Music, Porto Franco Records exports the Mission’s eclectic live music scene

Porto Franco Records exports the Mission’s eclectic live music scene

Porto Franco Records is devoted to chronicling the Mission District's interwoven underground music scene. The label is the brainchild of father-and-son team Sergei and Peter Varshavsky, who hail from far outside that neighborhood — their family arrived here from Russia…
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Calendar, Night&Day Belly Trance

Belly Trance

It was sneaky, how they got me. A nice lady recently sent mail about "Undulation2," a two-day belly dancing event, and her message included the following note: "I saw Desert Sin in L.A. last November doing an homage to silent…
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Dining, The Mix

Heart of the City

Be warned: When someone borrows your lighter on Sixth Street, she's not necessarily looking to fire up a Camel. At the corner of Sixth and Minna, a woman steps into a doorway, whips out a glass pipe, then takes a…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Considered a dodgy eccentric back in the early '60s, Danny Cohen would later find himself and his punk band the Charleston Grotto banned from stages in Los Angeles because his followers smeared a bathroom with shit after hearing his song…
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