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Friday, June 17, 2011

Kristi Yamaguchi: We Can't Decide Whether She's Maybe a Little Too Cute

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Kristi Yamaguchi: So cute it hurts.
  • Kristi Yamaguchi: So cute it hurts.

[Warning: We wrote this preview before we knew it cost $850 to go to Kristi's awesome show. When the lady says "fundraiser," she means business.]

Most of the time we try to be real cool, big-kid types. Like discerning or whatever. But some things turn us into squealing teenyboppers with no sangfroid at all -- dance-contest reality TV shows, for example. Those kids or aging celebrities have so much heart, as our indie-rock hipster selves would never say. They're simply adorable! Pretend you didn't read that.

Stop the cuteness!!!!
  • Stop the cuteness!!!!
So we're very excited, half of us, anyway, about "Dancing the Night Away." San Francisco icon Kristi Yamaguchi may rock less than no street cred, but her Always Dream Foundation has the juice to rope in dancers Jonathan Roberts, Evan Lysacek, Anna Trebunskaya, Edyta Sliwinsk, Alec Mazo, Katee Shean, Gev Manoukian, and of course, Kristi herself, squee! The evening also features a fancy dinner with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and benefits the foundation, through which, Kristi says, "I simply hope to help children fulfill their dreams." Gag. No, wait, sniff!

"Dancing the Night Away" starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 333 O'Farrell (at Mason), S.F. Admission is $850.

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