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Music, All Shook Down Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Today, Tony Bennett, the man behind the 1962 track "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" — whom we also wrote extensively about in last week's cover story — turns 90. Even if you're not a San Francisco native, surely…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Eight: Time Inc. Hires a Bacon Critic

Tuesday Eight: Time Inc. Hires a Bacon Critic

Bon Appetit Includes Three S.F. Spots in Its 50…
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Music, All Shook Down Tony Bennett Shines at Concord Pavilion with Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett Shines at Concord Pavilion with Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Tony Bennett Quartet Brian Newman Quintet May 28, 2015 Concord Pavilion Better Than: Smooching with Madonna on SNL, although locking lips with Lady Gaga’s pal, Tony Bennett, would win the blue ribbon of love. Lady…
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Music, All Shook Down Lady Gaga's Performance at the Academy Awards Made Us Weep — For All The Wrong Reasons

Lady Gaga's Performance at the Academy Awards Made Us Weep — For All The Wrong Reasons

Remember when Lady Gaga was a dirty temptress, rolling around, all oily and raunchy, in good shades and hot bikinis, like a feral club kid who somehow snuck into the pop mainstream when no one was looking? We do.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

This Week: Baby Ariana Grande, Werewolf Rihanna, and Lady Gaga and the 70-Year-Old Stripper

"So if I'm gonna choose between working my ass off and giving you, one human being, all of my attention? You might get forgotten sometimes. Not because I don't love you, but because I got the weight of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Patriotic In Their Own Ways: Songs By Bay Area Veterans

Patriotic In Their Own Ways: Songs By Bay Area Veterans

Do a search for "Veteran's Day playlist" and you're sure to find lots of Toby Keith, some Billy Ray Cyrus, a little Loretta Lynn if you're lucky, and at least four or five different versions of "God Bless the U.S.A."…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lars Ulrich Gets Cold, DMX Gets Scared, Jack White Hangs Out With Santa

This Week: Lars Ulrich Gets Cold, DMX Gets Scared, Jack White Hangs Out With Santa

"We were recording at night and it was freezing sometimes. We had big gas heaters heating up the drum room so Lars wouldn't catch a cold. That studio is now somebody's apartment, by the way. Somebody's living room is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Leave your He(art)s in San Francisco

Tourism for Locals: Leave your He(art)s in San Francisco

As tired as we San Franciscans may be of the turn of phrases and puns with Tony Bennett's anthem to our city, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" in advertisements (and this series), it can be universally agreed upon…
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SF Weekly Letters

Sailing Away America's Cup hangs in the balance: Bring in some more races to make the attendance numbers . Don't just give up because the Cup might flop on its own. Put the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The Grammys: A Timeline of Madness and Misery

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause…
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News, The Snitch Tony Bennett on Whitney Houston: "Legalize Drugs"

Tony Bennett on Whitney Houston: "Legalize Drugs"

If the marijuana legalization efforts currently underway in California receive some unexpected financial support from Hollywood over the next few months, drug war opponents may be able to thank Whitney Houston. And Tony Bennett.Mere hours after Houston was found dead…
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Calendar, Night&Day You’ll Leave Your Heart

You’ll Leave Your Heart

We were watching the Tavis Smiley special on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the other night, when something surprising happened. We thought we knew most of the elements of King’s story, but among the pastors, rabble-rousers, and senators Smiley…
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Music, Bouncer

My Dinner with Dukie: All You Can Eat at the Granada Cafe

There is something magical about going out to eat with good friends. Last week I sat around a table with my work buddies, who tend to the same crew of developmentally disabled clients. My funny stories about my daily experiences…
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News, The Apologist

Ready to Rumble

Have you heard? The great San Francisco earthquake hit at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, and the past several weeks have seen the city "celebrate" the centennial anniversary with a mixture of pomp, somber reflection, and promises of…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Burger

When you want the classic two-handed hamburger sans cranberry mayo, feta cheese, and other annoying addenda, Pier 23 is the place to go. Nothing could be finer than sitting at one of those big, round patio tables on a sun-drenched…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

A Bridge Too Far Although Mayor Brown's feel-good speeches may reinforce the ideal vision of San Francisco -- our very own shimmering citadel oasis, twinkling in the American desert! -- his grandiose words also direct attention away from a controversy…
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