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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Outside Lands Edition

Sizzle & Fizzle: Outside Lands Edition

Sizzle Sunday's biggest surprise was Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler guesting on a version of the Band standard "The Weight" with soul legend Mavis Staples. The crowd went nuts, and for good reason: It was one of the coolest torch-passing…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands Day 3: Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples, Major Lazer, and tUnE-yArDs Deliver the Magic One Moment at a Time

Outside Lands Day 3: Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples, Major Lazer, and tUnE-yArDs Deliver the Magic One Moment at a Time

Outside Lands Day 3 August 14, 2011 Golden Gate Park Better than: Just another big concert. There's something almost magical about an unambiguously sunny summer day in the western reaches of Golden Gate Park, and on Sunday, for the…
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Music, Hear This Protest Staple

Protest Staple

Protest music" isn't always a guy or gal with an acoustic guitar, singing pointedly topical songs. There's a parallel tradition in America where gospel music and the civil rights movement intersected, perhaps best represented today by Mavis Staples. "We looked…
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Calendar, Night&Day Protest Staple

Protest Staple

“Protest music” isn’t always a guy or gal with an acoustic guitar, singing pointedly topical songs. There’s a parallel tradition in America where gospel music and the civil rights movement intersected, perhaps best represented today by Mavis Staples. “We looked…
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Film, Next Best Thing

Next Best Thing

When shot with verve and skill, so that we can feel the heat and passion of the moment, a concert film is the next best thing to being there. That's the way it is with Lightning in a Bottle, a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Standing Alone

Standing Alone

There is great power in a solo performance, when an actor can hold the stage and hold our attention, telling a story through language or movement, while we watch in rapt silence. Actor, director, producer, and writer Thomas Robert Simpson…
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