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Bach to the Future

Pianist brings modern touch to a centuries-old classic

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Most kids don't relish the thought of spending their entire Saturday glued to a piano bench. (It sounds like cruel, Victorian child torture if you ask me.) But that wasn't the case for Lara Downes, who grew up in San Francisco and began playing regularly at the age of 3. "I didn't know there was anything different," says Downes. "I always loved it, I never really wanted to do anything else."

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Book Review

Ante Establishment

Ted Heller’s poker “memoir” calls the literary world’s bluff

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Written in the style of a memoir, Ted Heller’s Pocket Kings succeeds in creating one of the most wholly dislikable and irritating protagonists in recent fiction. It also paints a dark picture of gambling addiction and provides some hilarious criticism on the modern novel-writing landscape.
Work by Miguel Mejía
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Culture Shock

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Festival Cervantes

If you've read one book in Spanish, chances are it's Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote. The classic account of delusional heroism is taught in high schools around the country, and it’s many a Spanish-as-a-second-language student's gateway into literary art set to a foreign tongue.

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Gunning for a Good Time

Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical

By Joshua Lee
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
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New Stages

Confess and Conspire

By Maggie Grimason
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
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Boom Boom Clap

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By Valerie Serna
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
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