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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 Jessica Rabbit, Live and in Person

Jessica Rabbit, Live and in Person

The Fillmore District plays a legendary, controversial, and ongoing part in the history of San Francisco. When Japanese residents were sent to internment camps during World War II, lots of African-Americans moved in. Nightclubs popped up, hosting jazz and blues…
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Calendar, Night&Day O Happy Day

O Happy Day

Rarely does the bad news suddenly turn to good, and then get even better. So let's savor it: Kim Nalley's sweet jazz boite went belly up, we were told, but then made a miraculous recovery. Even better, we missed what…
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Calendar, Performance Playing Horsie

Playing Horsie

ONGOING 8/5-15 There's a reason terms like "horsing around" and "horseplay" are common in English. Horses are some of the most naturally playful animals known to humans, but like people, they're not quite as playful when they're saddled and harnessed.…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Night of Jazz

The hot and cool sounds that once kept North Beach and its Beatnik brethren bopping are practically nonexistent these days, but Pearl's is keeping the tradition alive with its regular schedule of live and lively jazz. On Monday nights at…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The Johnny Nocturne Band featuring Kim NalleyRetro is hip if you're talking vintage clothes or rare eBay collectibles, but in jazz it's sad. Tired bands playing tired tunes -- because they've got nothing new to say -- get old fast.…
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Music,

Samples

On Broadway Despite the dangers of entering an oversaturated jazz club market, Max Young, owner of the Desert Moon and Blue's, and his brother Sam have shown much savvy with the opening of Max & Sam's Hi-Ball Lounge. "The room…
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