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Zasu Pitts at the New Varsity, circa 1988

Randy Lutge is the Les Blank of Palo Alto, and his New Orleans is the New Varsity. He has about 500 films of acts and artists performing live music there, 456 University, in the late 1980s and early 1990s when … Continue reading

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Alex De Grassi part of The Varsity Theatre guitar pantheon

Eric Hanson, who appears most often in Plastic Alto as the baseball poet and Cleveland Indians fan, is now an agent with Baylin Artist Management in Philadelphia, an agency whose clients include Matt Haimovitz, Christopher Riley, Kaki King and Rani … Continue reading

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Stanley Jordan appearing this week at The Varsity I mean Yoshi’s SF

i am tempted to get to SF to check in with Stanley Jordan to see if he will come to Palo Alto and do a benefit show for the people who are trying to get the lease on The Varsity. Stanley played Cubberley in 2001, and if memory serves did a benefit at Gunn High, his alma mater in about 1987 or so. Continue reading

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