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Introducing the Guardian's 2011 Amateur Hour talent competition!

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In anticipation of our annual arts awards, the GOLDIES, announced November 9, we proud to present 2011 Amateur Hour: The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Undiscovered Talent Competition.

You could win $200 and be featured on SFBG.com by submitting a 30-second video that showcases your unique talent. Enter now!

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Stage Listings

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Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. For complete listings, see www.sfbg.com.

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Film Listings

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Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Peter Galvin, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Louis Peitzman, Lynn Rapoport, Ben Richardson, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock. For first-run showtimes, see Movie Guide. Due to the Fourth of July holiday, theater information was incomplete at presstime.

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Our Weekly Picks, July 6-12, 2011

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WEDNESDAY 6

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Rep Clock

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Schedules are for Wed/6–Tues/12 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features are marked with a •. All times are p.m. unless otherwise specified.

BALBOA 3620 Balboa, SF; www.balboamovies.com. $20. "Opera, Ballet, and Shakespeare in Cinema:" Love's Labours Lost, performed at the Globe Theater, Sat-Sun, 10am.Read more »

WORLD PREMIERE: Shannon and the Clams, "Tired of Being Bad"

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Fierce and bluesy East Bay garage rockers Shannnon and the Clams premiere the new video for "Tired of Being Bad" from their "Sleep Talk" album, animated by Owen Cook, in this SFBG exclusive. (And check out their recent revealing interview with us.)

Conning immigrants

Lawsuit alleges former attorney bilked desperate clients who faced deportation

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By Lauren Rosenfeld

news@sfbg.com

To many of his clients, former immigration attorney Martin Guajardo seemed capable of performing miracles. He claimed to have unique access to judges and immigration officials. He wore slick Italian suits and drove a Rolls Royce. When other attorneys couldn't help Victor Jimenez, a Mexican waiter from San Mateo, Guajardo promised to save him from deportation for a $15,000 fee.

Jimenez figured that since Guajardo charged high fees and had won tough cases in the past, he must be worth the money. Read more »

The dead fish plan

Why the latest proposals to save the delta aren't going to work

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By Patrick Porgans

news@sfbg.com

The recently formed Delta Stewardship Council, charged with protecting the San Francisco-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, released a draft report in February with more bad news about the possible fate of aquatic species.

A number of the fish, which have been the focus of national attention, are already listed as threatened or endangered under the provision of the Endangered Species Act.Read more »

The fight for KUSF

This is not about a format change. It's about a community being robbed of its voice.

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By Irwin Swirnoff

OPINION For almost 34 years, KUSF (90.3 FM), has provided unique and varied local programming that truly is the audio representation of the qualities that make San Francisco such a special place. A place where diversity is honored and given a voice. A place where art, culture, and music are given a platform to tell stories, evoke emotions, and unite a wide range of people.Read more »

Good Fortunes, Song Dong, and you

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We're throwing a party tonight at YBCA (2/25) to celebrate Chinese New Year -- and the opening of the amazing Song Dong exhibit (if you're a fan of "Hoarders" you will not weant to miss this). Jonas Reihardt rocks it, lions dance, sake and other liquor flows, and fortune cookies will fill your pockets. You know how crazy these YBCA parties get. Details after the jump Read more »