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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Considers Racial History at 1300 on Fillmore

Bouncer Considers Racial History at 1300 on Fillmore

If "Rule 34" exists (the idea that if something is, there will be someone to sexually fetishize it), then it stands to reason that I can create a "Rule 44," which states that for any phenomenon there is an upper…
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Calendar, Night&Day Listen to Cassandra

Listen to Cassandra

Cassandra Wilson is the greatest modern jazz singer who doesn't sing jazz. Her signature sound tends to explore a unique combo of contemporary pop, all-dressed-up blues, and traditional ballads through a smoldering lens. She’s at her best on original tunes…
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Music, Reviewed Lhasa


Globe-trotting singer/songwriter Lhasa de Sela's long-awaited second album (following 1998's ear-opening La Llorona) is breathtaking in its melodic beauty, which draws on the poetic power of no fewer than three languages: Spanish, French, and English. Yet despite its polyglot sophistication,…
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Best Deco Nightspot

Last October, bereft and confused a mere hour or two after the Giants had lost Game 7, we made our way to Bimbo's, much as our more devout fellow fans trekked to Grace Cathedral. It wasn't long before the rattle…
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"Jazz Horizons": Cassandra Wilson, Charlie Hunter Group Masonic Auditorium Friday, Oct. 24 Cassandra Wilson and Charlie Hunter packed the Masonic Auditorium last Friday with the promise of somethin' else. Diva of the moment for four years running, Wilson wanted to…
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Slave(d) Narrative

Wynton Marsalis' Blood on the Fields Masonic Auditorium Sunday, Feb. 2 A sold-out Masonic Auditorium expected grand-scale musicality from Wynton Marsalis' oratorio on slavery, Blood on the Fields. Nearly three hours long, the 21-part suite did not disappoint in terms…
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Soundgarden Down on the Upside (A&M) Long before there was grunge, there was Led Zeppelin, who, from their sock-stuffed loins, spawned a small army of would-be arena rockers armed with twin lusts for grandiosity and the collected works of Aleister…
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