July 8: Ben Folds

July 8 Ben Folds Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino, 1 Harrah’s Boulevard 8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, http://www.stircove.com Ben Folds’ biggest hit has always been a sidestep from what makes Ben Folds such a captivating musician. 1997’s “Brick” off of Ben Folds Five’s Whatever & Ever Amen painted Folds as a […]

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Few Arguments on Awards

Honors, kudos, awards, oh my! Or if you don’t feel like Dorothy fearfully facing the forests of Oz, you can ho-hum through this season of recognition for the 120 or so theatrical productions staged in the metro area.       And that’s not counting the 40-odd special events listed in the Theatre Arts Guild nomination packet. TAG […]

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Sin Not Funny?

* “Sin is not funny,” according to the sign carried by two men demonstrating outside the SNAP! comedy, My Big Gay Italian Wedding. I assumed the sin they had in mind was suggested by the title of the show playing at 3225 California St. Since we are sinners all since Adam’s Fall, I suspect the […]

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