Arts & Entertainment

The Return Of Don’t Miss This: Cas Lucas

Posted June 3, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Plus: LA and The Harmony Festival In SonomaRecently, I had the pleasure of seeing the wonderful Palm Wine Boys at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Their show featured the return of their guitarist Tom Chandler after becoming a new
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Kings Of Mambo May Lose Their Throne!

Posted June 3, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

MAMBO KINGS is one of those shows that could be a great, swift paced Broadway musical. But for this to happen they need to prune and prune some more. The first act has to desperately move faster. Get the trouble
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Futureman: ‘Drums Can Change Human Evolution’

Posted May 27, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

“There is an ancient, ancient myth that is very, very cool,” once revealed the musician-inventor-scientist-composer known as Futureman. For over ten years the eccentric percussionist has been touring with the jazz-bluegrass-fusion quartet Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.Born under the name
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Footlight Parade

Posted May 13, 2005 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

The Play “What’s Wrong With Angry” will be stirring things up on the New Conservatory Stage starting June 11. British playwright and screenwriter Patrick Wilde takes on the social taboos surrounding teen homosexuality. This is about a young teen that
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The Sunn O))) Also Ascends

Posted May 2, 2005 by Alee Karim

Let us start with the name.Who is this band that calls themselves Sunn O)))? When asked to describe Sunn O)))’s music I’m always at a loss. For while their cauldron brews diverse strains of modern music including Black Metal, 20th
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Yo Miles!: Up River

Posted April 15, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

It has been a while since I last saw the Miles Davis inspired group, Yo Miles! at the Fillmore. The brainchild of Bay Area guitarist Henry Kaiser and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith seemingly play live once a year, and have
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Sweet Honey In The Rock Comes To Zellerbach Hall

Posted April 8, 2005 by E. "Doc" Smith

Long before the rise of Marie Daulne’s Zap Mama in the 1980’s, Bernice Johnson Reagon’s, “Sweet Honey In The Rock”, had been breaking new ground in the 1970’s. From their beginnings with actor Kevin Hook’s D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company,
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