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Calendar, Night&Day New History Lesson

New History Lesson

If anyone is up to the task of presenting critical movements in American history in the form of dance — from the violent actions employed by the abolitionist John Brown to the participatory democracy of the Occupy movement — Robert…
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Calendar, Night&Day And Before We Forget ...

And Before We Forget ...

A literary-historical open mic night: This is an event idea we haven't heard before, and it sounds amazing. The Radical Women, an activist (and, it must be said, party-throwing) organization, offers the Black History Month Open Mic: Voices of Resistance.…
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Music, Hear This Resurrecting the Body

Resurrecting the Body

Although Cambridge, Mass.' John Brown's Body has led the decade-long rise of the Northeastern roots reggae scene, the band has had a bumpy ride. In 2006, after five studio albums, the group lost bassist Scott Palmer to cancer and parted…
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News, Feature Surprise!

Surprise!

On a gorgeous, warm November morning, a small army of San Francisco cops, sheriff's deputies, FBI agents, and other would-be terrorist fighters gathers behind Pac Bell Park to test its chops. Armed with guns and laptops, the law enforcement officers…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Named for a white abolitionist who died during the late 19th century, John Brown's Body is a predominantly white septet singing about liberation. Of course, an empathetic paradigm does not make a band worth mentioning -- and it's rare that…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday December 23 Hip Christmas What can you do with a master's degree in English? Teach, for one thing (see Sunday listing), or become a hip hop MC, like 75 Degrees' Rick Bond. The lyrical wordsmith trades musical duties during…
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Film,

Highland Fling

Mrs. Brown Directed by John Madden. Screenplay by Jeremy Brock. Starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, and Antony Sher. At the Embarcadero Center. In the not-so-brave new world of independent filmmaking, low-budget movies premiere at Sundance or Cannes and win plaudits…
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