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Calendar, Night&Day No One Puts Baby in a Corner

No One Puts Baby in a Corner

“(I’ve Had) The Time of the My Life” isn’t the tune that came to mind when AXIS Dance Company announced its 25th anniversary. But we were reminded that, when AXIS first rolled out, Dirty Dancing was a massive hit. Founded…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

It's a new year, and you've decided to throw yourself headlong into a fresh project. Perhaps there's a little cottage-industry venture you want to start up. Maybe it's time to put some money into releasing your musical masterwork, or launching…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Wonder</i> Full

Wonder Full

The protagonist of the Joe Goode Performance Group’s latest piece is a puppet. Our first reaction was … yikes. How does a dance/theater troupe get at the heart of what it is to be human using a main character who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Silent Jazz

Silent Jazz

Celebrating Club Foot Orchestra’s pioneering concept of performing live to enduring films from the silent era, SFJAZZ presents the Jazz + Silent Film Festival, a special all-day showcase of music and motion pictures. First comes a matinee of the light-hearted…
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Culture, Stage Based on True Events

Based on True Events

The famous philosophical question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?," is at the heart of June in a Box, Octavio Solis' new play, currently receiving its…
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Calendar, Night&Day Finding June

Finding June

Dusty, derelict Tucson in the 1930s doesn't exactly yield the same media appeal as one of those placid, unflappable suburbs that recurrently appears in news features about violent abductions. All the same, it's the site of one of the most…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pants On Fire

Pants On Fire

Lies have many permutations: little white ones you tell your loved ones to avoid hurting feelings, more dicey lies with which you delude yourself and others, and big whoppers meant to wreak havoc. Now, there are also Lies You Can…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Oakland gets cooler by the day. If you are still a San Francisco shut-in with any doubts, might I suggest a quick visit to the newly opened Oaklandish Headquarters. Founded by Nonchalance, the crew that brought us the Liberation Drive-In,…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

One of the more talented and inexhaustible musicians in the Bay Area, clarinetist Beth Custer has co-founded the Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing, and the current Beth Custer Ensemble. By drawing heavily on jazz, classical,…
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Music, Sculptures of Sound

Sculptures of Sound

A secluded Mission District building houses a collection of curious objects. One is an imposing metal rod surrounded by a taut exoskeleton of wires. Another is a seemingly random assortment of valves and tubes, rising from a black cylinder and…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Born in 1909, William Lindsay Gresham moved to New York as a child and developed an unshakable preoccupation with the sideshows on Coney Island. The obsession led him to linger on the fringes of carnival life through much of his…
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Music, Taking Partch

Taking Partch

American composer Harry Partch was a true individualist. Abandoning both the form and tonality of the 300-year-old symphonic tradition, the maverick composer and theorist set out to explore uncharted regions of sound and performance through the creation of his own…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday August 19 You Ain't Cine Nothing Yet Cine Accion's sixth annual ACine Latino! Festival, a four-day movie marathon, doesn't arrive for another month, but tonight's sneak preview offers a sampler of this year's entries. Mission born-and-bred filmmaker Veronica Majano…
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NoMeansNo The Worldhood of the World (As Such) (Alternative Tentacles) Victoria, British Columbia, residents NoMeansNo are probably the closest thing to a prog-rock band that hardcore has, and brothers Rob and John Wright might very well be the Jonathan Swifts…
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