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Former 650 singer Hale Baskin now a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader or jazz singer with a residency at The Mitchell

I saw her at Cogswell Plaza nooner brown bag dealio it must have been 2006, maybe with Akira Tana in her band and maybe Jim Harrington still of the Weekly wrote her up and now thru the magic of the … Continue reading

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I wish I knew how it would feel to be free

Billy Taylor wrote “I Wish I Knew” in 1963, before I was born. Nina Simone recorded the most famous version, in 1967, on “Silk and Sumpin’”, released as a single, later used in recent times out of context by some … Continue reading

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New day in Palo Alto

Janus is shifting her gaze from the winter to the spring, rebirth, what comes out of the ashes, what is around the corner now, the fourth week — my birthday week — of the new year. An auspice, I spied … Continue reading

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Nina n me

I said to the rock, please hide me. Lord. I’ve been listening to Nina Simone, a cd I bought at of all places S_(national chain, coffee, and music, — Don MacKinnon — Plastic Alto don’t play brand name), called “How … Continue reading

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He’s Reddy. R U?

Seelam Reddy of College Terrace tells the Weekly he is running for Council, but is besieged by haters, many along the lines of “don’t run, it will hurt our candidates’ chances”. My response:   Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident … Continue reading

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My weekend with Nina Simone; by Lisa Fay Beatty, as told to Paul Motian, Mia Zapata and Charging Elk (in heaven)

out of the tree of life I think i picked strange fruit. passing strange fruit. passing strange angels. thank you kim chun of the chronicle for mentioning my passing in 72 Hours, on Thursday, December 8, 2011. I was born in 1964 and died in a motorcycle accident in San Bernadino County on November 25, 2011. I was 47 – Lisa Fay Beatty Continue reading

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Plastissimo Alto: or, don’t walk away from the arts, Palo Alto

sid meet bethany. bethay meet sid, and sara and karen and jeanne and enrique and ms. rose if not the Roses per se Continue reading

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