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    Kara and Katy

    Those who don’t count themselves fans of local modern dance have never seen Kara Davis move. This jewel in the crown of some of S.F.’s gutsiest companies carves space with the intricacy of a master carpenter, nailing with paradoxical precision…
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    Calendar, Night&Day So Pretty

    So Pretty

    Local chanteuse and pianist Katy Stephan's new record Saints of the Lost Cause Saloon is full of her signature pop-classicism laced with a brass-band festival sensibility; it features contributions by Ara Anderson, the Blue Belles, and Alex Kelly. It also…
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    Culture, Encore

    Encore

    The Fantasticks. The longest-running play in American history is also musical theater's cheesiest self-parody, a sweet, dumb story about two fathers who pretend a Montague-and-Capulet-style feud as an excuse to keep their kids, Luisa and Matt, apart. The hope, of…
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    Culture, Encore

    Encore

    Betrayal. Harold Pinter's simple drama of adultery, told backward for the simplest of reasons, shows a love triangle from its last bitter drink in a bar to its first forbidden kiss. A literary agent named Jerry carries on for seven…
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    Culture, Stage

    The Fantasticks

    The longest-running play in American history is also musical theater's cheesiest self-parody, a sweet, dumb story about two fathers who pretend a Montague-and-Capulet-style feud as an excuse to keep their kids, Luisa and Matt, apart. The hope, of course, is…
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    Culture, Stage

    Three Blooms

    Amy Bloom is best known for her first story collection, Come to Me, which deals with affairs, therapists, and other stuff you'd expect to find in a New Yorker story. Three of the volume's stories -- "Hyacinths," "The Sight of…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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