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    News, Feature Ecstasy Is an Art Car

    Ecstasy Is an Art Car

    You're driving south on Highway 101, hitting 70 mph as you zoom through San Jose. All of a sudden, up ahead, you see an odd-looking van-type thing, painted purple, with what appears to be a flying saucer dome on top.…
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    Culture, Stage Bzzzzzzt

    Bzzzzzzt

    Bee is about race: Koreans ("yellow") and African-Americans ("black"). It's also about the nasty swarm of racial violence incited by the Rodney King verdict in 1992, and about a Korean guy from L.A., living in Vegas, who's invisible to all…
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    Culture, Stage

    Aisle Seat

    Where Hope Is As part of my exploration of local theaters' outreach to young audiences, I attended a teacher training session at Berkeley Repertory's Theater Educates and Motivates program, presented in conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.…
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    Culture, Stage

    The Dusk of Civilization

    "Open your eyes. Watch what's going on," suggests Elvira Evers, as the first act of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 draws to a close. She's a "general worker and cashier," one of some three dozen real-life characters whose stories create this…
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    Hip-Hop Horror

    Nothing is scarier than real life. In Tales From the Hood, the hip-hop horror movie directed by Rusty Cundieff (and executive produced by Spike Lee), the most frightening images come straight from the headlines: brutal cops, white supremacists, gun-toting gangbangers…
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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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