Oh that’s right, the recession IS over.
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At least for now, anyway
I’ll tell you, I don’t know why former Mayor Gavin Newsom trying to cut a sweetheart deal with Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison in exchange for being made Honorable, Grand Exalted Ambassador at Large for the America’s Cup 2013 isn’t considered a form of bribery, but there you go.
Anyway, the upshot is that Sting will have a place to perform his greatest hits in the 415 on June 2nd, 2013. Ticks go on sale February 22nd. Deets below.
Uh, how many motor yachts are going to putt-putt across the Atlantic and through the Panama canal to see a staged race of overly-large catamarans and how much money will the Eurotrash spend in town while they’re here? Not as many/much as “projected,” that’s for sure. Presenting your wasteful (and yet somehow “sustainable”) America’s Cup 34:
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All the deets, after the jump.
Sting: Back To Bass Tour Extends Through 2013
NEW NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN DATES ANNOUNCED
Performing His Most Celebrated Hits, Stripped Down With A 5-Piece Band
This is new, this is you:
SAN FRANCISCO (October 1, 2012) –Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon Seasonal Extravaganza is the hot ticket for the holiday season! This year fans are invited to participate in Beach Blanket Babylon’s first-ever holiday song contest with a chance to win an appearance in the New Year’s Eve show finale. Packed with hilarious spoofs of pop culture & political characters, the holiday show features a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols and a gigantic Yuletide hat. To enter, Beach Blanket Babylon fans must submit a video of themselves, via Facebook or Twitter, singing a verse or chorus of their favorite holiday song.
Selected at random, the grand prize winner will make an appearance in Beach Blanket Babylon’s New Year’s Eve show, Monday, December 31, 2012, at 10:15 p.m., during the finale. Additionally, this lucky winner will ring in the New Year with three friends at Club Fugazi in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach district. Four (4) first-place winners, also selected at random, will each receive a pair of tickets to the Seasonal Extravaganza premiere performance on November 14, 2012.
To be eligible to win, participants must upload a video featuring the contestant singing a short verse or the chorus from any holiday song of their choosing. The video must be uploaded to a video sharing site (such as YouTube or Vimeo). To submit the video, contestants have to share the link either by posting it on the Beach Blanket Babylon Facebook wall, or tweeting to @BBBinSF.
The contest will run from Monday, October 1 until Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12 p.m. Contestants must be 21 years of age or older on or before November 14, 2012. By submitting a video, participants agree to their video being shared through various social media sites by Beach Blanket Babylon or media partners.
For a complete list of rules, visit http://beachblanketbabylon.
Is this what it would look like if Anne Hathaway / Parker Posey (on the left) and Bobby Flay (on the right) conspired to steal a little violone from San Francisco’s world-famous Conservatory of Music in Civic Center / Hayes Valley?
“Hey Reddit, my son’s very expensive cello was stolen from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music yesterday. Here are the surveillance pics from security that show a young couple making-off with my son’s primary instrument. FWIW, this instrument is one of the most expensive things I have ever owned. It was stolen around 4:05 PM on Sunday, September 16th, 2012. These people are nonchalantly making-off with a full-size cello that was purchased when my son graduated from a smaller cello when he was 12. We’ve owned it for 11 years. He’s in the collegiate division at the San Francisco Conservatory and it is not only the vehicle for his ability to obtain a classical music degree, but is also his sole source of income, as he uses it in performances and recordings. We’ll be doing a media blitz tomorrow with local stations and the SFPD, but I’m hoping the community can help. Any leads are incredibly appreciated.”
Do you have enough Clues? Who will solve this mystery?
Also, they’re coming back to the bay area, believe it or not. Fox Theatre, October 5th.
True Faith video
Why is it that fees get waived for unpopular events like Larry Ellison’s boat race next year* and yet fees get increased for popular events like the formerly-annual Power to the Peaceful?
I don’t know.
Anyway, this is what it looked like. Well, this was a yoga heavy warm-up, but the actual event attracted huge crowds and people like Alanis Morissette would play for free:
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“Due to rising city fees which have ballooned our operating costs over the past years, we regrettably announce that The Power to the Peaceful Festival will not be staged in September of 2012.
In what would have been our 13th year of free festivals in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park the only way to have produce the festival this year would have been to turn it into a ticketed event. We wish to thank all of our supporters and volunteers and look forward to the next chapter of the Power To The Peaceful team working to promote peace and positivity in our community at future events.”
So why is Power to the Peaceful considered so bad and why is the America’s Cup considered so good?
Perhaps because Mayor Ed Lee mostly cares about the boat-loving billionaires and millionaires who give money and support to his campaigns?
*What are we paying for this thing? $10 million? $20 million? More?
Here are all the deets on Jerry Day:
SAN FRANCISCO- Musicians, fans, family, friends and community members will unite on Sunday, August 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the life and music of the legendary Jerry Garcia at the venue named in his honor—the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater—in San Francisco’s McLaren Park, located in Garcia’s childhood community, the Excelsior District.
This popular event—attended by approximately 4,000 people—poses a unique opportunity for local businesses, particularly those that offer food and refreshments, to embrace the celebration of Jerry Garcia and the Excelsior District by offering special menu items, coupons and deals to draw in customers before and after the festivities.
The 10th Annual Jerry Garcia Day, which will also commemorate his 70th birthday (August 1), features an eclectic lineup including Melvin Seals & JGB, who played with the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Peter Rowan, Sandy Rothman, Pat Nevins, Blue Bear School of Music and special guests.
Jerry Day 2012 – August 5, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
45 Shelley Drive (John McLaren Park), San Francisco 94134