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Calendar, Night&Day Debauchery Good Enough for a Second Look

Debauchery Good Enough for a Second Look

Combine Poe's The Masque of the Red Death with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with something like…
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Vice Palace. Combine Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with…
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Vice Palace. Combine Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with…
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Vice Palace. Combine Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with…
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Let Me Down Easy. Anna Deavere Smith is a revelation on the Berkeley Rep stage. She's an accomplished actress with lead roles in West Wing and Nurse Jackie, and profoundly skilled storyteller and mimic. She spent a decade interviewing hundreds…
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Calendar, Night&Day Scott and Zelda as Spirit Guides

Scott and Zelda as Spirit Guides

A deceptively light time-travel romance, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris uses fairy-tale devices as a way to get to the filmmaker's familiar themes. A nebbishy screenwriter who longs to publish a novel, Gil (Owen Wilson) is working on a book…
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Little Shop of Horrors. For this production of the campy classic, the inventive Boxcar Theater converts its entire space, including lobby and outdoor facade, into a skid row flower shop. The opening number, complete with a live accordion brass band,…
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Reborning. It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning is just that. At times sitcom-y, at others heavily symbolic, Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing…
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"Vice Palace": Theater Review

Combine Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with something like…
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Calendar, Night&Day Vintage Debauchery

Vintage Debauchery

Combine Poe's The Masque of the Red Death with Fellini's La Dolce Vita, persuade most of your actors to show off their peens, then stage the whole thing as a '30s musical revue. You might end up with something like…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Jubilee</i>

Jubilee

With the storm clouds of revolution apparently gathering just beyond their gates, and the doldrums of decorum weighing heavily on their souls, a fictional British royal family goes slumming among life-loving commoners and comes home feeling inspired. This 1935 divertissement,…
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Jubilee

With the storm clouds of revolution apparently gathering just beyond their gates, and the doldrums of decorum weighing heavily on their souls, a fictional British royal family goes slumming among life-loving commoners and comes home feeling inspired. This 1935 divertissement,…
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Out of This World

Cole Porter's once-forgotten musical gets a high energy and fun-loving revival from 42nd Street Moon. The plot revolves around Jupiter, king of the gods, as he enlists the help of his many children to entice a Hollywood star into his…
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Music, Reviewed Instruments of Science and Technology

Instruments of Science and Technology

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Richard Swift is something of a Cole Porter–Paul McCartney hybrid, constructing pop tunes built upon a solid base of Americana and Tin Pan Alley. But his latest project, Instruments of Science and Technology, flips the script, focusing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Burt, Baby, Burt

Burt, Baby, Burt

The '70s were all about big hair. TV star Farrah Fawcett's golden shag shone from thousands of suburban bedroom walls, while movie star Burt Reynolds showed off his hirsute bod in a nasty come-hither pose in the center of Playgirl.…
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Music, Reviewed Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

The daughter of Brazilian bossa nova icon João Gilberto, singer Bebel Gilberto does a dandy job of maintaining the family legacy without coasting on Dad's rep. Like her legendary father, she has a velvety, vibrato-free vocal approach. Her bittersweet, smoky…
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Culture, Stage Face the Music

Face the Music

The world has changed radically since cabarets first appeared in late 19th-century Paris. But despite enormous shifts in everything from the Earth's temperature to the devices we use to communicate with one another, cabaret lounges have remained pretty much the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Musical Revivals

42nd Street Moon www.42ndstmoon.org Everyone's heard of songs like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," but how many of us know who wrote these toe-tapping standards or where they came from? The 42nd Street…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Beer Bar

Magnolia Pub & Brewery 1398 Haight (at Masonic), 864-PINT, www.magnoliapub.com There are always 10 to 12 house-made beers on tap here (as well as another three to five on the hand pumps), including the award-winning Blue Bell Bitter and…
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Music, Reviewed Eleni Mandell

Eleni Mandell

In the songs on Eleni Mandell's fifth CD, the men are unfaithful, dangerous, and, worst of all, beating a path from Mandell's bed straight to the city limits. All the desertion may seem like a lot for one young singer/songwriter…
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