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Music, All Shook Down Nas and Damian Marley, Outside Lands' Weak Lineup, and the Unfashionable Mister Loveless

Nas and Damian Marley, Outside Lands' Weak Lineup, and the Unfashionable Mister Loveless

So Nas and Damian Marley set out to make a rap-reggae record. It's not a terribly novel idea, but given the pair's credentials, the disc sounds at least promising, right? Don't spark that spliff just yet: Sean Fennessey writes in…
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Jimmy Cliff: Show Preview

In 1962, a teenage Jimmy Cliff was singing ska tunes like "King of Kings" with Jamaican big bands. Did he know then that he'd parlay his talents and uplifting music into a career that is still going strong? The recent…
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Cliff Notes

WED 8/18 "With a piece in his hand, he takes on the Man." That's the tag line from the 1973 cult film The Harder They Come, starring reggae giant Jimmy Cliff. Cliff's appearance tonight will no doubt draw the predictably…
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Night & Day

Wednesday August 11 Dueling Banjos The long, storied history of the banjo, not including its ignoble misuse as a comic prop or the house instrument of Shakey's Pizza, unfolds in the bluegrass banjo revue "Bill Evans' Banjo in America." Evans,…
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You Can Get It If You Really Want

As the hardscrabble hero of the early '70s cult film favorite The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff leaves the Jamaican countryside for Kingston, where he hopes to make it as a singer. A series of bad breaks leads him into…
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Ragin' Reggae

The Harder They Come Directed by Perry Henzell. Written by Henzell and Trevor D. Rhone. Starring Jimmy Cliff. At the Castro, July 2-8. The Harder They Come premiered at Los Angeles' Filmex in 1972 as a prime piece of exotica:…
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Wednesday, August 14 Imperial Drag This week is chock-full of royalty. Imperial Teen reigns at the Great American on Saturday and the kings of drag hold court tonight. Despite the implication, Imperial Drag do not dress in women's clothes, though…
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