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Calendar, Night&Day Christ! <i>Mas</i>!

Christ! Mas!

Christmas music sucks. Most of it is saccharine, faux-pious, emotionally manipulative crap, recorded embalmingly. To the rescue is local blues and jazz singer Kim Nalley, who's famous for three things: a great voice, a pretty face, and a dirty mind.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do I Look Like Him?

Do I Look Like Him?

Plenty of people conduct a lifelong search for their missing father. In this country, sometimes it seems like about half of us are wondering where that deadbeat went. So in that sense, playwright W. Allen Taylor is no exception. Both…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Most of us know at least one grammar Nazi who takes delight in correcting our speech ("That's to whom, you ninny!"), usually in front of attractive members of the opposite sex. So reading an entire book…
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Calendar, Night&Day Star Search

Star Search

When the Apollo Theater opened 90 years ago in Harlem, its stage was intended for burlesque acts -- and its doors were closed to black people. This seems ludicrous to our generation, which grew up knowing the club as the…
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Dining, Eat Middling Italy

Middling Italy

There's a restaurant in the town I grew up in that's been serving the same fair-to-middling Italian food for decades. Everyone goes there for lunch or dinner or a cocktail, and on any given Saturday night the din is stratospheric.…
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Tomorrow Never Dies

"Maybe it's much too early in the game," muses Ella Fitzgerald from the depths of my stereo speakers, "oh but I thought I'd ask you just the same: What are you doing New Year's ... New Year's Eve?" Perhaps the…
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Way Down South

Moonshine 498 Broadway (at Kearny), 982-6666. Open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday through Thursday 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible. Parking: This is North Beach; use…
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Night + Day

Wednesday April 15 Woo Woo! In honor of the Rolling Stones and British rock's talent for spectacle, "Popscene" and "Lush" co-present "Symphonies for the Devil: A Rock & Roll Circus '98." It's a musical evening of all things British, right…
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Cole for the Holidays

Tributes to Cole Porter are not particularly hard to find. Folks from Kiri Te Kanawa to Ella Fitzgerald have done Porter; his work even has cachet in the modern pop world -- witness the 1990 Red, Hot, & Blue album…
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Night+Day

wednesday august 7 Talking Heads The poetic refrain "I wandered lonely as a cloud" hovers over the spoken word series "Cloud Treasures in the Courtyard"; while this material leans more toward Beat than Romantic, listeners are certain to get their…
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