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Chicago Review: All that jazz

Airha Dominguez

December 8, 2014

A line of sultry female dancers in thin black tights and skimpy costumes sing and dance in wooden chairs for the “Cell Block Tango” a song that narrates how these murderesses finish in jail. The performance is one of the twenty-two performances of Chicago the musical that closed its U.S. tour...

Justin Timberlake rocks Oracle Arena for his 20/20 tour

Tami Benedict

November 27, 2014

Hundreds lined up in the cold last Saturday, waiting for the doors of Oracle Arena to open to get them one step closer to seeing boy band hottie, Justin Timberlake. Timberlake has come a long way from his N'sync days, with three top-selling albums, Justified, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and The 20/20 E...

S.P.E.A.K up! or shut up

Anais Fuentes

October 26, 2014

Not a single seat is left open at the Depot. The rap song Red Nose by Sage the Gemini plays forcefully over the loudspeakers as anxious and excited SF State students await the first Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds (S.P.E.A.K.) event of the semester. The room is dimly lit, with only the glow of ...

‘Swan Lake’: A modern retelling of a classic love story

Airha Dominguez

October 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/9kdLVO3Alyw A preview of The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake by Calperformances. An elegant set combined with minimalistic props, dramatic lighting, and superb dance techniques make the Australian Ballet’s version of “Swan Lake” a stunning performance. The company performed last S...

‘Mortified’: a night of humiliation

Lissette Vargas

October 22, 2014

Six hundred and fifty people crowded the DNA Lounge last Friday where brave adults stepped behind a microphone to share excerpts from their humiliating childhood diaries, journals, and love letters. Gray, a petite blond appears on stage with a seventy page blue spiral notebook in her hand. Confiden...

The State of Comedy in SF State’s Comedy

Photo taken by Michael Leri. Adrian McNair opens the show with his own act.

Michael Leri

September 29, 2014

Before I roll up my sleeves and unload, first things first: going up on stage in front of people and doing anything takes giant testicles or massive ovaries. Public speaking is more feared than death meaning most people would rather be the corpse in the casket than the person delivering the eulogy at the...

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