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Holy!

Get up early and take part in the 91st annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Mount Davidson cross. Civic leaders — including Mayor Ed Lee — as well as clergy and music ensembles traditionally start gathering at 6:20 a.m. This…
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Oh, Jesus!

It’s hard to believe that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are “ruining it for everyone,” as some detractors have claimed. Over 33 years, they’ve raised untold amounts of money for charitable causes, crusaded against bigotry and hatred, and for a…
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The Big Voice: God or Merman?

I have been reminded that it doesn't matter if you're gay or straight, if you're young or old, or if there's a fancy set or a bare stage — an amazing love story transcends it all. The Big Voice: God…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 3, 2003 "She wasn't sexy, she wasn't mysterious, and she wasn't vulnerable," claimed Margo Jefferson, writing in the New York Times about the gut-busting vocal style of Ethel Merman. Despite her snippiness, Jefferson and a whole lot of…
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Culture, Stage

Elaine Stritch at Liberty

The boozy stage memoir of a career on Broadway is turning into a genre of its own, now that a great generation of Broadway babies is growing old. Charles Nelson Reilly came to town two years ago with a chatty,…
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House of Tudor

Sterling Johnson is a silver-haired lawyer with a passion for bubbles -- not the kind that burst when wild rabbits attack you during your weekend hike through Sonoma, but the rainbow-hued variety that float on gentle breezes and entice little…
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Sharin' and Karen

Considering the awfully tempting material Tom Ross and Morey Goldstein had to work with, their parody of the Carpenters could have been ruthless. They had a goofy drummer in an evening gown, after all; a brother-sister duo whose wholesome image…
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Fringe Fest '97

How do you start out an event wherein 50 local and international companies stage more than 200 dance, theater, comedy, drama, puppetry, and performance works of 60 minutes or less over a two-week period? With an opening games ceremony, of…
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Night+Day

wednesday july 16 No People Like Show People Ethel Merman's hearty pipes find new life in cabaret artiste Varla Jean Merman, a zaftig drag queen who describes herself as the bastard offspring of Ms. Merman and Ernest Borgnine. Opera News…
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Slap Shots

F Is for Fun Given that this city will find any excuse to release balloons into the air, last week Union Square hosted yet another quintessential PR-driven entertainment event -- noisy, dated, and above all else, confusing. From noon to…
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