Devin Hoff

San Francisco Jazz Festival: Particular and infinite

Samba and musical collaboration are a way of life, a mode of communication for Marisa Monte
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Marisa Monte is a true musician. Her albums routinely go putf8um around the world, and her shows sell out wherever she plays — whether in or out of her native Brazil — but her approach is not at all that of a pop star. Her musical background is rich and combines the samba traditions of her hometown, Rio de Janeiro, European classical opera training, and Brazilian and international popular music. Music for her is not a means to an end but a process, a way of life, as she explained by phone from her home in Rio.
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Headbanger's call to glory - line one

Ozzy defender and postmodern metal overlord Zakk Wylde picks up Randy Rhoads’s mantle
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Zakk Wylde is a postmodern metal god. Or perhaps a modern post-metal god. With his long, flowing hair and beard, bulging muscles, and Les Paul wielded like a battle ax, he is a figure straight out of mythology. Read more »

Beast of the Bay

What better song to toast 6/6/06 than Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast"?
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Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the Beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short.... Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six.

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