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Calendar, Night&Day Reinventing Opera

Reinventing Opera

Opera Parallèle presents the Bay Area premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar, a one-act contemporary opera that explores the relationship between politics and artistic expression. Ainadamar (“Fountain of Tears”) tells the story of avant-garde poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca, who…
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American Joe Despite being given life by the same DNA donors and being raised in the same household, siblings often grow into people who bear little resemblance to each other. Liza Raynal explores this tension using the War on Terror…
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Culture, Stagecap

The Lorca Summer Festival: Blood Wedding

Plays by Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca can be tricky to produce. They juxtapose stylized prose with poetic verse, and are wide open for creative physical interpretation. Pangs Theater is offering three of his tragedies for its summer festival, and…
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Culture, Stage Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Spanish word "duende" is notoriously untranslatable. Most dictionaries define it both as a fairylike, mythical figure and a concept in art to do with soulfulness, emotional authenticity, and the fuzzy line where pleasure meets pain. But many people agree…
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Music, Drunk Poets Society

Drunk Poets Society

o fans around the globe, Celt-punkers the Pogues are the very embodiment of Irish craic, or rollicking good times. And many know their frontman, Shane MacGowan, as one of the most powerful poetic voices of his generation. Alas, MacGowan's endearing…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Surreal World

Surreal World

WED 5/12 Salvador Dali was an archetypal bad boy. He was kicked out of art school, disowned by his parents, and, most important, often found in the company of other misunderstood intellectuals like poet Federico García Lorca, filmmaker Luis Buñuel,…
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Culture, Stage

An Impersonation of Angels, or The Enigma of Desire

An Impersonation of Angels started four years ago as Salvador Dali Talks to the Animals -- Dan Carbone's teeming life of Dali, performed in the manner of a surreal painting. Audience members who have already seen the new version may…
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Dining, Eat Spanish Fly

Spanish Fly

Earlier this year, a friend was kind enough to buy me dinner at a downtown seafood joint. Maybe "joint" isn't the right word: We dined at Aqua, a four-star temple of culinary showmanship, where the entrees start at $29. If…
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Performance Anxiety Girlfriend. Written and performed by Deke Weaver, as part of the Edge Festival 1997. At Dancers' Group Studio Theater March 1, 2, & 6-8. Ever since Laurie Anderson took to the stage with her amalgam of floating text,…
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wednesday march 5 Telling Tales The Canadian landscape is as much a character in Margaret Atwood's books as any of their characters; it's slipped into her story collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and her essays on the changes in…
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