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    Encore

    The Lion King. How do you turn a decent cartoon about African wildlife into a lame Broadway musical? 1) Puzzle carefully about the problem of costumes and sets. Pour millions of dollars and hours of mental energy into making your…
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    The Lion King. How do you turn a decent cartoon about African wildlife into a lame Broadway musical? 1) Puzzle carefully about the problem of costumes and sets. Pour millions of dollars and hours of mental energy into making your…
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    Culture, Stage Of Thee I Sing

    Of Thee I Sing

    William Saroyan's most famous play has a famous arcade machine standing in one corner of Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. It's a ridiculous piece of junk that flies American flags and streamers and plays a wheezing version of "My Country 'Tis…
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    Culture, Stage <i>Floyd Collins</i>

    Floyd Collins

    I went to Floyd Collins expecting a gritty American musical steeped in the keening fiddles and finger-picked guitar of a song like "Collins Cave," one of the highlights of Dave Alvin's 1986 record Unsung Stories. I went, in fact, expecting…
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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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