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1999 Stories by David Cook

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  • Sculptures of Sound

    published December 29, 1999

    A secluded Mission District building houses a collection of curious objects. One is an imposing metal rod surrounded by a taut exoskeleton of... More >>

  • Suitcase Full of Art

    published December 8, 1999

    For the past 10 years, the Luggage Store Gallery has been the kind of little community art space that's easy to overlook, nestled as it is amongst... More >>

  • Thinkin' One Thing and Doin' Another

    published October 13, 1999

    A couple of years ago, Henry Kaiser and Wadada Leo Smith set out to revive a body of music many would have liked to see remain dead. Critics have... More >>

  • The Criminal Element

    published October 6, 1999

    When we think of Japanese art, we tend to think of the subtle and the austere, of Zen calligraphy, haiku, and rock gardens. But in the mid-1950s,... More >>

  • If It Ain't Stiff

    published September 22, 1999

    They've performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City with Ornette Coleman and Laurie Anderson, been censored in most of the 50 states, and... More >>

  • V-Day for Slammers

    published September 8, 1999

    Anyone who has stepped up to a microphone in front of a raucous crowd of strangers and delivered a performance that could be judged and perhaps... More >>

  • Stand and Deliver

    published August 11, 1999

    Although his books are full of sex and the gleeful detachment that would later come to characterize autobiographical authors such as Jack Kerouac... More >>

  • Into the Maelstrom

    published June 23, 1999

    The Rova Saxophone Quartet has been performing for 22 years, ever since organizers of Oakland's now-defunct Free Jazz Festival asked Bruce... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 26, 1999

    The Campbell Brothers In the late 1930s, as the Hawaiian electric steel guitar was quickly becoming a staple in country music ensembles,... More >>

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