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Calendar, Night&Day Bringing Spain to San Francisco

Bringing Spain to San Francisco

Autumn is upon us, and the soul in its seasonal melancholy may long for the wail of voices over gypsy guitar, the recalcitrant beat of the heels against the unrelenting earth, the fiery syncopation of hand claps and castanets.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Figaro Figaro Figaro

Figaro Figaro Figaro

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata ( The Marriage of Figaro, or the Day of Madness), is one of the ten most performed operas in the United States. It falls just behind The Barber of Seville, in…
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Dining, Eat Shanghai Dilly

Shanghai Dilly

If there were a contest to find San Francisco's most eccentric restaurant, Jai Yun would be a strong finalist. This eight-year-old Shanghai-style place, recently relocated from its original Pacific Ave. hole-in-the-wall location to a nicer, larger space on Clay (most…
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Fun with 'El Funi'

Sultry-voiced cantadors, dancers with skirts that fan out like fire, and lots of staccato clapping are the stuff flamenco is made of. That, and underlying themes of love, wine, and sweet heartbreak, preferably all at once. The seven members of…
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Zoom Lens

Tango Director Carlos Saura approaches movement with a painterly eye, composing breathtaking scenes that fix themselves like still lifes on the viewer's retina. His flamenco movies (the Carmen, Blood Wedding, and Love the Magician trilogy especially) were dramatic, passionate pictures,…
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