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Calendar, Night&Day A Bausch in Your Step

A Bausch in Your Step

German choreographer Pina Bausch is the "Queen of European dance theater," according to the Times of London, which ought to know. Her ongoing series of pieces for her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal, are based on different parts of the world…
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Calendar, Night&Day Italian Stallion

Italian Stallion

Five years ago, Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia knocked out local improv fans with a series of stunning live shows on his debut West Coast tour. His Mediterranean approach to global-minded musicmaking -- from wistful meditations and pazzo (crazy) jazz to…
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Dining, Eat

Sweet Spirit

Most of us, when we "go out for Italian," are secretly hoping for the fabled Italian warmth as well as satisfying food. But the hospitality of the old Neapolitan and Sicilian trattorias has become rare, largely replaced (as you move…
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Music,

Disco 'Round Midnight

Roving with Gianni Gebbia down the cobblestone streets of Palermo, we rarely pass a cafe, restaurant, or bar without hearing someone call out, "Gianni!" A local celebrity who's been performing in Sicily's breezy seaside capital since he first picked…
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Dining, Eat

Now That's Sicilian!

Walking to Palermo, a new Sicilian restaurant in North Beach, we were smilingly accosted by a young woman trying to drum up business for one of those live-action sex palaces on Broadway. "Come on in, come on in!" she said…
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