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    Waitin' 2 End Hell

    This play, written by Northern California native William A. Parker, is a direct response to Terry McMillan's popular book Waiting to Exhale. McMillan's book can loosely be described as a group of women coming together to complain about the lack…
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    Doctor Parker

    New York bassist William Parker believes in music as a healing force, a vehicle for ecstatic transformation, similar to the meditative chants of Buddhist monks and the mystical dances of Sufi dervishes. His basic concept is to mix earthy grooves…
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    Hear This

    Featuring an extraordinary double bill -- an all-star trio of veterans Sam Rivers (saxophone, pictured above) and Reggie Workman (bass) plus renowned young-blood Jason Moran (piano), along with the William Parker Quartet, one of New York's leading-edge groups of the…
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    Hear This

    Matthew Shipp & William Parker Sometimes Matthew Shipp sees the piano as a spaceship, an enigmatic vehicle for transporting both player and listener to unfamiliar galaxies. William Parker often views the strings of his contrabass as bands of light, the…
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    10 cents Everybody Wins (Angel Dust Records) Remember grammar school recess when you were a kid and they were picking teams for, heaven help us, smear the queer? So much rode on where you landed in the draft -- specifically,…
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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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