Portuguese daydreams

Work in Progress

I was sitting in Portuguese 103 one dreary winter day last semester when it occurred to me — and this thought was not in English, but in the Portuguese-Spanish cocktail pseudo-dialect known as “Portunhol” — that I was, in that moment, a visitor to the Portuguese language.
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Iceage brings heat at Great American Music Hall

On Friday, the band played the Great American Music Hall, a former bordello in the Tenderloin. Surrounded by baroque balconies and marbled colonnades, the band leaned into, sweated on and whipped a diverse crowd into a frenzy while still maintaining an aloof reserve.
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Yellow Days brings sunflower soul to Slim’s

The young singer very appropriately did a cover of Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind,” getting in touch with the old-soul blues genre he is inspired by. Gripping his belt buckle and belting the gripping lyrics, van den Broek brought a modern howl to the 1968 jazz classic.
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