Archive for April, 2007

FAIRY BUTCH – Cabaret/Show/Speed Dating

Culture, Events

FAIRY BUTCH MOVES TO THE RICKSHAW STOP, 155 FELL AT VAN NESS! 1) SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH: FAIRY BUTCH IS BACK! A Campy, Erotic Cabaret, Dance Party & Speed Dating Shindig For Gals & Trannies of All Colors & Pals! THE RICKSHAW STOP, 155 FELL ST. AT VAN NESS. Doors & Speed Dating: 8PM, Show: 10PM […]

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BABA KEN & KOTOJA

Culture, Events

This SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Afrobeat/Afrofunk/Afrogroove with BABA KEN & KOTOJA live in Berkeley at Ashkenaz Come join this great group, featuring master musicians from the bands of FELA KUTI, KING SUNNY ADE, and HUGH MASEKELA in a full night of fun and dancing for everyone! Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center 1317 San Pablo @ […]

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De la Canción Protesta a la Canción Propuesta! – A Night of Political Song

Culture, Events

De la Canción Protesta a la Canción Propuesta! A Night of Political Song A roundtable of song-sharing between song making giants celebrating political thought & activism with Holly Near, Linda Tillery, Lichi Fuentes, Tania Glenn, Jose Cuellar, Mamacoatl, & Tomas Montoya. Friday April 27, 2007. $15 gen. – 8pm At La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 […]

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Music To Cool Mi Head

Culture

Skye’s Top YouTube Video Picks Sister Carol – Roots Natty Congo Aretha Franklin – R.E.S.P.E.C.T Rachell Ferrell – Sista Staple Singers – When Will We Be Paid Toshi Reagon Alicia Keys – How Come You Don’t Call Me Anymore? Joan Armatrading – A Woman In Love Joan Armastrading – Willow Bette LaVette – Little Sparrow […]

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Seeing Red Over Civil Service Menstrual Forms (India)

Culture

The highlight of my annual travel season is to trek to India in the late fall to experience its multiplicity of traditions and cultures. There are many things I adore about traveling in India and there are conditions and circumstances I find hard to accept. Every once in a while like today when I read the […]

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Dispatch #6: Daydreaming and Pondering History (Oporto, Portugal)

Dispatches

As I type this entry, I’m listening to the sweet duet of Rachelle Ferrell and Will Downing crooning “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This Before”.  Sublime music, Spain, Portugal, verdant landscape and Brazilian style food all in one day.  Give thanks and praises to the Most High. It’s been a dreamy type of day since […]

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Dispatch #5: Conguitos…Say What?

Dispatches

Greetings from Madrid, Spain. The first stop this morning after dropping off my luggage at the hotel was to visit a food market to purchase bottled water. As is my custom when shopping in overseas food marts I browse the aisles for unusual food items or black themed food products for my kitchen collection at […]

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Eating Out In Madrid…Uhh, Dining Out in Madrid

Travelogues

This month’s return trip to Madrid is a welcome change of pace. Last spring I traveled to Barcelona and Madrid on the heel of the Asia trip. It was a nice change of climate, atmosphere, and culture—not better, just different after the intensity of Asia and tiresome iffy Bay Area weather. This trip is shorter […]

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Black Kindergartners Learn Mandarin

Culture

The San Francisco Chronicle printed a feature on Black youths in San Francisco learning Mandarin Chinese in their kindergartner class.  It brightened my day to read the article and view the on-line video.  Check it out: SAN FRANCISCO Kindergarten students learning Mandarin fast in immersion class. Speechless as school began, they’re now amazingly proficient. Jill […]

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Photo Quiz – Answers

For Fun

Clicking on the Etiquette Bell will take you to the photo quiz & the answers. Bonus Article: Public Restrooms in South Korea

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