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Report: The battlin' A's may be back - Butler and Valencia "scuffle"in clubhouse


by Charlie O. Mallonee

Multiple reports have the A’s Danny Valencia and Billy Butler involved in a clubhouse scuffle on Friday night in Chicago. The reported altercation resulted in possible injuries to Butler that kept him out of the games with the White Sox over the weekend. 377 more words


Andy Shauf, 'The Party'

Aidin Vaziri | Andy Shauf is a gentle singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan with a mean wit. On his latest album, “The Party,” he offers beautifully orchestrated vignettes from his perch as a wallflower, spinning out 10 songs that capture the parade of characters and events unfolding before his eyes at an all-night fete. 77 more words

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Adele Live: Small Talk, Big Voice

Aidin Vaziri | Adele really loves to gab. At San Jose’s SAP Center on Saturday night, July 30, performing the first of three sold-out Bay Area shows, the British pop phenomenon spent nearly as much time onstage casually chatting with fans as she did belting out the songs from her three blockbuster albums. 159 more words

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Wild Beasts, ‘Boy King’

Aidin Vaziri | A few weeks ahead of the arrival of its new album, “Boy King,” Wild Beasts put together a mood board playlist on Spotify that included four hours of eclectic material from artists as wide-ranging as Brian Eno, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West, Cocteau Twins and Justin Timberlake. 92 more words

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Pop Quiz: Boy George of Culture Club

Aidin Vaziri | Having weathered addiction, drama and animosity, the original lineup of Culture Club is back in America on a second round of shows following its recent reunion. 233 more words

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Outside Lands: Music and more

Aidin Vaziri | Radiohead drummer Philip Selway wandered through the dense crowd gathered on Golden Gate Park’s Polo Field at the Outside Lands festival on Saturday, Aug. 209 more words

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Stop alerting me, Amber

Not long ago, my assistants were on a long and dark patch of interstate, late at night, when the quiet was interrupted by … an Amber Alert. 284 more words