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Tap Tap Tap

Dancers aren’t known for their smarts. Don’t shoot the messenger, it’s just a reality. Besides, who needs to be all brainy when you know how to move? The thing is, when a dancer is intelligent, society runs the risk of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tap Out

Tap Out

Jazz and tap dancing have had a long history of cross-pollination and creative symbiosis, from vaudeville all the way up to the avant-garde dueling of guitarist Derek Bailey and tap dancer Will Gaines. One could hardly choose more adept and…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Tap In

Tap dance, probably because of the shoes, is often unfairly pigeonholed as one of the fringe forms of dance. True, we see why some may consider it the mime of theater or Hacky Sack of the circus arts, and we…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Street Performer

Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis Jr., and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson ain't got nothing on Edward Jackson, one of the city's most popular street artists and most talented tap dancers. The crowds gathering at Powell and Market aren't just there…
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Culture, Stage

Foot Notes

Savion Glover, while undeniably brilliant, is also a rather perverse performer. In Foot Notes, his touring tap concert with fellow dancers Dianne Walker, the legendary Jimmy Slyde, Buster Brown (who was indisposed on opening night), and the 11-year-old prodigy Cartier…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Three Women Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo. By Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Directed by Cris Cassell. Performed by Shelley Mitchell. At the Exit Theater, 156 Eddy (at Mason), through Nov. 21. Call 673-3847. Last year's Nobel Prize in…
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Night + Day

Wednesday November 4 High Voltage Uncle Tupelo's debut album No Depression was auspicious in more ways than one: Not only was the title later borrowed to describe rootsy country rock outside the Nashville "new country" marketplace, but the band itself…
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Night + Day

wednesday april 24 The Writing on the Wall How people remember activist/actor/poet John Trudell depends in part on their age. Baby boomers (particularly longtime locals) might recall his participation in the Indians of All Tribes Occupation of Alcatraz in the…
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Music,

Riff Raff

Perry Tale Bring out the menorah, the dreidels, and the rock stars -- it's a Bill Graham Hanukkah. Twenty-five years ago the late rock promoter sponsored what is supposed to be the first public menorah ceremony outside of Israel right…
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Culture, Stage

Siamese Dream

Trying to cover the full range of Broadway theater in a mere three days is clearly impossible. Especially this season, which offers a smorgasbord of the old and the new: sturdy revivals (The King and I, A Funny Thing Happened…
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