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    April 5, 2012

    L.A. Rocker Hanni El Khatib on Why Karaoke Terrifies Him More Than Performing

    Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent. Khatib's image -- that of a my ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    R.I.P. Etta James, Blues Queen with San Francisco Roots

    By JESSICA HILO Etta James, the incomparable force behind such hits as "At Last" and "Tell Mama," winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards, died Friday morning in Riverside, Calif. after a lengthy battle with leukemia and dementia. She was 73. James was an integral member of a cult ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 10, 2004

    Masque of the Pink Book Slasher

    The S.F. public library transforms destruction into creation

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2003

    The Filth and the Fury

    The Hemlock gets down and dirty

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2002

    The Pen Is Mightier

    Two plays from outspoken African-American playwright August Wilson

  • Culture

    November 1, 2000

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    A divide between generations of African-Americans in the 1920s

  • Culture

    November 4, 1998
  • Calendar

    January 7, 1998
  • Culture

    November 22, 1995

    Song of Seven

    With Seven Guitars, playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards achieve a new level of artistic harmony

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