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Dance Around the World, While Backup Singers Take Center Stage

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Dancers from Azama Honryu Seifu Ichisen Kai USA Kinuko Mototake Okinawan Dance Academy at the 2014 Ethnic Dance Festival. (Photo courtesy of the EDM)

Dance Around the World, While Backup Singers Take Center Stage

Dance Around the World, While Backup Singers Take Center Stage

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KCSM’s Jazz On the Hill

KCSM (91.1 FM) thanks supporters with a free, all-day festival featuring top student bands and jazz stars at the College of San Mateo. Popular and prolific conga master Poncho Sanchez closes the program with his well-traveled Latin Jazz Band. Details here.

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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Traditional dances from Indonesia, West Africa, the Phillippines, Hawaii and Mexico mingle with modern interpretations at this annual festival. Get details and ticket information here. 

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‘Two Women’

A brand-new opera based on the World War II book comes to life at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House with music from Italian composer Marco Tutino. Get details and ticket information here. 

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Here Tonight: A Tribute to Gene Clark

Kelley Stoltz, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Paula Frazer and Tarnation, Tom Heyman, Mothers of Pearls and other kindred spirits pay tribute to the former Byrd — some say the band’s most inspired songwriter. Get details and ticket information here. 

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Saun & Starr Record Release Party

Best known as backup singers for the unstoppable Sharon Jones, soulful duo Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan Lowe are a force to be reckoned with in their own right. Get details and ticket information here. 

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Maz Jobrani

The Iranian-American comic, who grew up in Tiburon by way of Tehran, comes to San Jose for a three-night run of razor-sharp social commentary masquerading as stand-up comedy. Get details and ticket information here. 

Shout-Outs:

Mount Misery, a play featuring time travel and Donald Rumsfeld, is at the Cutting Ball Theater through June 21.

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And the exhibit OUTspoken: Portraits of LGBTQ Luminaries by Roger Erickson is on view at SF City Hall through Oct. 16.

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