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To Correct and Promote Killer inaccuracies: I write to correct dangerous inaccuracies put forth in John Geluardi's SF Weekly blog item . Here are the facts your readers deserve to know.…
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News, Sucka Free City Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Mares eat oats, and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy. A goat will eat most anything, but not California broom grass, a tough, woody plant that grows in scruffy clumps on the rolling hills of Hunters Point's Heron's…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

The week leading up to New Year's Eve is a tense one. In addition to dealing with Christmas, there's the onset of extreme stress that comes with planning a successful New Year's, a mental state that ranges from delusions of…
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Culture, Stage Sound  and Fury

Sound and Fury

Ever since Jonathan Moscone took over the California Shakespeare Festival two years ago, it's been a dunning refrain in this column that Cal Shakes can pull off comedy but not tragedy. Moscone lightened the mood around the Orinda amphitheater; he…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Pride -- For Men Only? The first pride season at New Conservatory Theater Center was so resounding a success that a second season is planned. Auditions will be held early this month, so interested men should send photos and resumes…
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Culture, Stage

Once More Onto the Beach

Sometimes going to the theater feels like an exercise in associative memory. For instance, California Shakespeare Festival's unspeakably dull production of Henry V (directed by James Bundy at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda) has a set (designed by J.B. Wilson)…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Out of the High School and Onto the Stage A poet can write in a garret. A singer can croon a cappella. But a playwright can't know what works without actors and an audience, especially an audience. Magic Theater's Young…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Bardolatry The California Shakespeare Festival's new artistic director is actor, director, producer, and carpenter Joe Vincent. It's more than a little fitting for a Renaissance man like Vincent to run a Shakespeare festival. He took time from his new duties…
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