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 Dec 23 - 29, 2010 
Who Is Marc Maron?
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Culture Shock

By John Bear

Now That’s a Bad Day

Sometimes you have a bad day. It happens. There isn't much you can do about it. The alarm goes off and you think, Great, here we go.

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Interview

Who Is Marc Maron?

Comic returns to his hometown for one stand-up night

By Christie Chisholm

Marc Maron isn’t famous, but he should be. The stand-up comedian and ex-Albuquerquean has appeared on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” three-dozen times and “The Late Show With David Letterman” four times, and he’s had two of his own half-hour specials on Comedy Central. He was one of the voices behind the now-defunct “Morning Sedition” radio show on Air America. Plus, he was the irate promoter in Almost Famous (an appropriate title for Maron) who orders his minions to “Lock the gates!” on the protagonists’ hurtling tour bus.

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Bones and Gemstones

Nearly 30-year-old “gallery” is in the business of more than beads

By John Bear

Stone Mountain Bead Gallery supplies artists, but the East Nob Hill store is also like a museum. Thousands of styles, shapes and colors fill plastic crates in space’s center, along the walls and inside display cases. Customers—established artists, collectors and kids making earrings for their mothers—are handed a tray for sorting as they shop.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Feb 11)

A Titillating Treat

Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore

By Renée Chavez
The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Feb 13)

Nerd Out in More Ways Than One

Comic Book Shakespeare

By Maggie Grimason
This hands-on workshop leads participants through creating their own manga/graphic version of Hamlet's soliloquy, 'To be or not to be.'
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