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B-boys break it down, vie for King of the Hill

February 1, 2011 Life

Surrounded by a circle of cheering fans, drenched in sweat and exhausted, a dancer stood before a gauntlet of seven others hungry to topple him from his position. In an effort to reach out to the community, SF State’s Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor collaborated with b-boy dance crew Jive Core Legion and many others to organize ...

Power of love expressed through long-forgotten genre

January 31, 2011 Life

Showing that you’re in love with someone doesn’t usually involve a sailor’s costume with a hula hoop or a coordinated magic act on trampolines, but a new San Francisco performance piece may change all that. Z Space Theatre Company, in conjunction with local director Mark Jackson and actor-singer Beth Wilmurt, has created “The Companion Piece,” ...

Music festival kept hush, hush

January 27, 2011 Life

Story by Melissa-Ann Reyes A string of lights illuminated the stage just above the half-pipe as the chaotic pulse of music – bass, cello, drums, guitar, keyboards, trumpet and the occasional violin – rumbled in aggressive harmony through the once empty “warehouse-turned-skate-park-turned-venue” for the inaugural Huge Whisper Music Festival this past weekend. On Friday and ...

SF Sketchfest rings in the laughs

January 23, 2011 Life

If you had told Garry Shandling 30 years ago that 1,400 people would pay money and crowd into a theater to see him, he probably would have made a joke that it was his public execution. Roaring laughter spouted out of the Castro Theatre on Thursday as organizers paid tribute to actor and comedian Shandling as ...

Iconic board game comes to life

January 21, 2011 Life

There was a gun shot in the dark, a scream, and suddenly there was a dead body on the floor of the billiards room, and everyone was a suspect. Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, and many other iconic characters graced the stage Jan. 21 in the Boxcar Theatre Company’s performance of Clue in downtown San Francisco. ...