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SHN in 2012: “MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths Tour” + “Mamma Mia!” + Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

All right, this is just a part of what SHN, Broadway in San Francisco, has for you in 2012, 1- 2-3:

MythBusters: Behind the Myths

MAMMA MIA!

SPAMALOT

News to me. Deets below.

Sometimes you’re the Jamie, sometimes you’re the Adam:

Via Robert Fujioka - don’t click to expand

Here it is:

Three Special Engagements for 2012!
SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2011) – SHN is thrilled to announce three special engagements for 2012: the all-new, live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, and the return of favorites MAMMA MIA! and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. 

MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths Tour
Golden Gate Theatre – January 8

MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring  Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” will debut at the Golden Gate Theatre for one night only, Sunday, January 8 at 7pm. It promises to be a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science. “MythBusters: Behind the Myths brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11 at 10AM.

Tickets for Mythbusters range in price from $45 – $160.

For more information on Mythbusters visit http://shnsf.com/shows/mythbusters

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Sunday, January 8 at 7pm

 

MAMMA MIA!
Orpheum Theatre – February 21 – March 4

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time atMAMMA MIA!

Tickets for MAMMA MIA! range in price for $30 – $100.

Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799, Press 3 or visit http://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.

For more information on MAMMA MIA! visit http://shnsf.com/shows/mammamia

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 4
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Tue – Sat at 8pm
Wed, Sat & Sun at 2pm

 

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Orpheum Theatre – April 10 – 22

The funniest show on earth is back to taunt San Francisco for a second time!  Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the musical comedy sensation lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail,” now returns to spread laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.  But before they can find their grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the fair city of San Francisco.

Tickets for SPAMALOT range in price for $30 – $100

Groups of 15 or more may order now by calling Group Sales at 888 SHN 1799 or visithttp://shnsf.com/groupsales. Individual tickets will go on sale on a future date.

For more information on SPAMALOT visit http://shnsf.com/shows/spamalot

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
APRIL 10 – 22
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Tue – Sat at 8pm
Wed, Sat & Sun at 2pm

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Another Slaying in the Uptown Tenderloin? Too Bad AdamsBlock.Com Isn’t Operating Anymore

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Here’s the latest from our Uptown Tenderloin:

“Gunfire erupted at about 3:20 PM on the sidewalk of the 100 block of Turk Street near Taylor Street. The victim was shot multiple times at close range with a semi-automatic handgun…”

Hey, didn’t that used to be Adam’s Block? Yes it did.

Hey, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a little HD of the events leading up to the shooting? Yes it would.

But the bullying NIMBYs of the Tenderloin saw fit to shut AdamsBlock down.

Oh well.

Jerry Brown Throws Down: $24 Million Worth of Art Stolen by Nazis Should Go to Owner

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide California museums that don’t give Nazi-stolen art back to the rightful owners. Even if that means that returning 500-year-old Adam and Eve will cost Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum of Art a cool $24 mil.

Deets below.

El Protector De La Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

Brown Defends Right to Seek Return of Artworks Stolen by Nazis

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Connecticut woman who seeks the return of a pair of 500-year-old paintings looted by the Nazis during World War II, kept for a time in the estate of Nazi leader Hermann Göring and purchased 40 years ago by the Norton Simon Museum of Art.

Brown’s friend of the court brief backs Marei Von Saher, who is suing the Pasadena museum over “Adam and Eve.” The two panels painted by the 16th century German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder are evocative of original sin, according to the museum’s website.

The works were confiscated by Nazi soldiers from an Amsterdam gallery owned by a relative of Von Saher’s during the war. From there, the panels were moved to Göring’s country estate near Berlin until May 1945, when they were discovered by American troops. The following year, they were returned to Amsterdam. From there, the artwork’s trail grows murkier, leading through Russia and to a sale in 1971 to the Norton Simon Museum, where the panels are on display on the main floor. The paintings were appraised last year at $24 million. A depiction similar to the “Eve” panel appears each week at the beginning of the TV show “Desperate Housewives.”

Here they are:

All the deets, after the jump.

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Adam Jackson from AdamsBlock.com to Appear on KQED’s Forum

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Hey kids, you know what frequency modulation radio is, don’t you? It’s like the Internet without pictures (but WITH multipath). On Tuesday, December 16th at 9:00 AM, tune into KQED-FM 88.5 to listen to Adam Jackson’s sad tale concerning the Adam’s Block website.

“When Adam Jackson pointed a web cam outside his apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, he says he just wanted to let his parents and friends see the crime and hear the noise that was keeping him up at night. But his website became a sensation, attracting national attention. In the first half hour, Jackson joins us to talk about the experience — and about why he shut down the site last week.”

Will members of the Twelve Oz. Crew put down their paint cans for a moment to call into FM OG Michael Krasney? No doubt!

The Eyes of Sauron above Taylor Street. Were we Safe Under Watchful Eyes? Click to expand:

Or better yet, put down your choke ring antenna and download the mp3 or listen live.

Bonus! When Adam’s bit ends at 9:30 AM, Craig Newmark (he was like the Adam Jackson of the 1990′s) will come on to discuss the following:

“In the second half hour, we talk with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. President-elect Barack Obama’s platform calls for a “Craigslist for service” that would “leverage technology to increase awareness of and participation in service opportunities.” Newmark joins us to share his vision for using technology to expand civic engagement.”

UPDATE: it turns out Adam got bumped by some breaking news having to do with Obama. Oh noes! But rescheduling appears to in the offing. Stayed tuned… 

Death Threats Force San Francisco’s AdamsBlock Website to Shut Down

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Well, it had a good run, but the famous San Francisco website AdamBlock.com is no more.

A few death threats and some stalking played a role in that.

The sort of view you used to have:

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Now some might feel that Adam Jackson’s site got hacked, but his Twitter tells the tale:

http://adamsblock.com. This is the last time I’ll mention it. I’m done.
ReTweet: @adamsblock Writing an apology to the group who has destroyed my life.

Read all about it in Adam’s words (AN OPEN APOLOGY TO SAN FRANCISCO, MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND GROUPS WHO THREATENED MY LIFE) after the jump.

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A Death Threat in the Tenderloin for AdamsBlock.com Website Founder

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Adam Jackson, of the famous 24-hour Tenderloin webcam website Adam’sBlock.com, received a death threat this morning. All the attention he’s paid to the intersection at Taylor and Ellis must have rubbed somebody the wrong way. Related via Twitter:

“Just received my first death threat. Time to start rethinking my privacy. Fame sucks”

Well that’s too bad. This site is proving popular and it’s getting all kinds of attention. Adam is not correct when he states he lives in the “worst neighborhood in San Francisco” (we know that because you can still get pizza delivery during the day at least). (But it IS home to felony arrests, vanishing construction workers, adventurous 49′ers cheerleaders (sort of), Little Saigon, effective red light cameras, and, of course, concrete and clay and general decay.)

This video shows perfectly how the Critical Mass bike parade generally works.

Adam’s recordings could help crime victims and the wrongfully acused as well, so that’s a good thing.

Let’s be careful out there.

Is This Section of Filbert Street the Steepest in San Francisco?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

It sure looks steep. But what about this:

22nd Street in San Francisco, California is one of the steepest streets in the world. Between its intersections with Church and Vicksburg Streets in the Noe Valley neighborhood, it has a maximum gradient of 1:3.226, or 31%, the same as Filbert Street in San Francisco.

Can these two blocks be exactly the same, steepnesswise?

Filbert betwixt Hyde and Leavenworth. The thing is that the block starts off pretty flat up near Hyde and then…whoosh. Any block with steps carved into the sidewalk is very very steep, of course:

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Perhaps Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant, or Tory, the Mythbusters of the Discovery Channel, could investigate the simplest or cheapest way to see which street has the steepest grade, and then test things out?

Some people should put their lives on hold until this important issue gets resolved.

The Steepest Streets in the City

1. Filbert between Leavenworth and Hyde (31.5% grade)
2. 22nd Street between Church and Vicksburg (31.5% grade)
3. Jones between Union and Filbert (29% grade)
4. Duboce between Buena Vista and Alpine (27.9% grade)
5. Jones between Green and Union (26% grade)
6. Webster between Vallejo and Broadway 26% grade)
7. Duboce between Alpine and Divisadero (25% grade)
8. Jones between Pine and California (24.8 grade)
9. Fillmore between Vallejo and Broadway (24% grade)