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Calendar, Night&Day Have Yourself a Campy Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Campy Little Christmas

The holidays can be a rough time! The wolf is at the door, or perhaps already in the living room gnawing contentedly on your leg as you dab at your tear-filled eyes with overdue gas and electricity bills. The varieties…
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Calendar, Night&Day Valley of the Doll

Valley of the Doll

Where have all the child stars gone? Damaged, disappeared, and prematurely dead — that’s the typical trajectory for starlets and singers exposed to an overdose of flashbulbs at an early age. The few hardy survivors of adolescent fame and exploitation…
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Calendar, Night&Day You're Taking the Wig Down From the Shelf

You're Taking the Wig Down From the Shelf

Valentine's Day is one of those stressy holidays -- boys are expected to actually do something, and a lot of times, they don't like that. Don't worry, boys! Easy answer this year: Origin of Love is the coolest, best, funniest,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Getting All Dusty

Getting All Dusty

A certain kind of woman makes you wonder: Does her power emanate from her hair, or does her might affect her coiffure? Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, and Cher come to mind immediately, but Dusty Springfield really takes the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Cabaret

Andrea Marcovicci, Patti LuPone, Spencer Day, and Connie Champagne are just a few of the renowned international and local names who've recently shown up to croon a tune or two at the York Hotel's Plush Room. With a stained-glass ceiling…
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Culture, Stage

Now Showing!

Club Inferno The Tuck 'N' Roll Players follow up last year's Cyberotica! with a tour of hell (created by Peter Fogel and Kelly Kittell) and find a little heaven. The large cast gets on and off the tiny Paradise Lounge…
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Calendar, Night&Day Will the Real  Karen Black  Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Karen Black Please Stand Up?

In some rarefied circles, Karen Black is best known as the inspiration for the Grand Guignol nudist band the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, but cinephiles treasure her for an unusually long and varied movie career that plumbs the depths…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

At her most pop, the diminutive, wavy-tressed Nina Storey belongs at the intergalactic roadhouse, funking it up alongside Jamiroquai frontman Jason Kay and all the other hip young performers with classic lungs and new-millennium eyes. But at her most soulful,…
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Riff Raff

Swing Low After years of toil and custom tailoring, the New Morty Show are on the brink of breaking into the big league -- the band's first major-label release, Mortified, is due out on Atlantic in March. (A swingin' version…
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Second Time Around

Another Goddamn Benefit The Holy Grail of drag fund-raisers. S.F.'s Marc Huestis (who did the documentary Sex Is ... and puts on tributes to films like Warhol's Heat or The Nutty Professor) has assembled rare performance and interview clips from…
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Night Crawler

Sunday night on the Trocadero stage Miss Birdie & the Love Bugs strut their stuff and adjust their wigs while performing a loungy version of "Tequila." The disco balls rotate lazily, throwing stars across an eye-catching drag queen in a…
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The Swing Set

Mango gives a Mary Kay smile as she slides across the floor, exposing dimples and pearly-white teeth, her old-fashioned taffeta skirt twitching to the bossa nova beat. John grins back, jumping into the air, then hitting the ground hard with…
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