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Music, All Shook Down The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

The Muppets' Five Weirdest Musical Collaborations

Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais,…
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Music, Hear This Blondie: Show Preview

Blondie: Show Preview

In the late 1970s and early '80s, Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and the other members of Blondie were the mainstream ambassadors for New York's punk rock underground. On the other side of the country, X were noisy provocateurs who lived,…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After all these years, Blondie's Debbie Harry says she's still not used to seeing her face on T-shirts. In a conversation ahead of her Sept. 10 gig at the Warfield with Devo, Harry fondly remembered her days playing…
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Music, Hear This Blondie: Show Preview

Blondie: Show Preview

Decades after Blondie's '70s breakthrough, the band's New Wave music is still vital: frontwoman Debbie Harry's 2007 solo single, "Two Times Blue," delighted more than just a Today Show audience, and 2004's The Curse of Blondie was a credible impression…
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Music, Reviewed White Magic

White Magic

White Magic's moniker — and the sometimes arcane sensibilities of its frontwoman, Mira Billotte — spurred tastemakers to use the words "spiritual" and "ethereal" when describing the act's brand of freak-folk. The trouble was, her caterwauling alto and thick piano…
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Music, Reviewed The Affair

The Affair

As in any field of endeavor, certain cliches arise around women in music. If they're singing rock 'n' roll, those stereotypes include: tuff chick/wild woman out of control, naif/waif, tortured poet/grad student. Kali Holloway, frontwoman for New York City-based combo…
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Best Dance to Attend If You Were Never Asked to the Prom

The Black & White Ball Civic Center, Van Ness & Grove, www.bwball.com During the hellish years of high school, some of us were either too unpopular, too gay, or too intent on creating misanthropic personas to receive an invitation to…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Every rocker boy dreams of bowing down to an amazon onstage – a 50-foot queenie with platinum-blond tresses, black lashes that could poke your eyes out, lips that would make a microphone sweat – and meeting his maker beneath her…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Tall Tales

As a lyricist, David Cale has put words into the mouths of singers Deborah Harry, Elvis Costello, and Syd Straw. As an actor, he's slipped into character on-screen in Woody Allen's Radio Days and onstage in the Broadway production Present…
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