Arts & Entertainment

Summer and Seasons in the Sun

Posted July 23, 2004 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

IT’S BACK.that would be the 27th Annual Bay Area Playwright Festival that runs this year July 30 — August 8. This year there are over 225 submissions for the Fest, which happens to be one of the country’s leading festivals
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Trilok Gurtu Comes to Stern Grove

Posted July 22, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

My favorite percussionist, the one and only Trilok Gurtu, will be back in San Francisco this Sunday at 2:00 pm, at the Stern Grove Festival, (19th and Sloat). Gurtu’s fantastic tabla playing, combined with his custom percussion set, and his
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Youssou N’Dour and West African Highlife Band

Posted July 16, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

Every year, I usually make my pilgrimage to Montreal’s Festival d’ Afrique, a summer concert series celebrating African music, culture and food. Last time I was there, I saw my favorite Senegalese singer, Youssou N’Dour. His work with Peter Gabriel,
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Sol Horizon’s Benefit for “Composting the Empire”

Posted June 7, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

“Sol Horizon rocks!”, proclaimed Craig Litwin, Sebastopol City Supervisor, and former Mayor. “I love this band, and my younger brother!” His brother is of course, Michael Litwin, the lead singer of Sebastopol’s homegrown Sol Horizon. At a recent benefit with
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The Empire Room Idol

Posted June 7, 2004 by "Buzzin" Lee Hartgrave

Could this be the beginning of something big? The Empire Plush Room book into the room three new talents. Much like the American Idol contest they all get their fifteen minutes of fame in front of an audience. The difference
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“Troy”, A Film Review by “BB”

Posted May 18, 2004 by

While watching “Troy”, the new movie/historical drama, I couldn’t help thinking to our current war situation. As the movie is set before the Christian era, in theory, one would like to think that since then the human mindset has evolved.
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Angelique Kidjo’s ‘OYAYA!’

Posted May 10, 2004 by E. "Doc" Smith

I first heard Angelique Kidjo during one of my visits to Montreal’s annual Festival d’Afrique. Here musicians from Africa, the Carribean, and the Americas, converge and for one week, every style imaginable, from Techno to Morroco can be heard. Kidjo,
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