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Calendar, Night&Day Turn That Frown Upside Down

Turn That Frown Upside Down

The Purple Paoli Memorial Hoopla is a fitting tribute to the circus legend it was created to remember. Paoli Lacy was a mainstay of the Bay Area circus scene for decades, from her days performing with Everybody's Family Circus in…
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Culture, Stage "The Road to Hades": Unfunny Combo of Greek Drama and Fart Jokes

"The Road to Hades": Unfunny Combo of Greek Drama and Fart Jokes

According to the Greek war god Ares (John Mercer), "Gods don't make fart jokes." Maybe he should rethink that one. The current state of the world could only be devised by a higher power with a deep interest in toilet…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Corteo</i>&#146;s Clown Comes Home

Corteo’s Clown Comes Home

Last year, Jeff Raz took a year-long sabbatical from the Clown Conservatory, which he founded, to play the central role in Cirque du Soleil's Corteo. In the show, the clown imagines his funeral procession as a lyrical pageant attended by…
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News, Feature Beyond Bozo

Beyond Bozo

Bozo the Clown packed it in this summer, but for today's working and aspiring clowns, the response was relief rather than sadness. In the heyday of Bozoism decades ago, nearly 200 TV stations across the country broadcast local versions of…
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Culture, Stage

Snake in the Basement: The Prosecution of Reverend Bill Pruitt

In 1999, six women accused the then-87-year-old Rev. Bill Pruitt of molesting them at a school for missionary children in Africa in the 1960s and '70s (Pruitt died before the investigation was completed). Now, with found objects -- newspapers, tissues,…
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Culture, Stage


Red Noses Birth Mark. By Jeff Raz and Jael Weisman. Directed by Weisman. Performed by Raz. At the Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd Street), through May 30. Call 826-5750. Please Leave the Bronx. Sketch comedy troupe featuring Lindsey Brown, Melinda…
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