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Raspyni Brothers plan to return

The 11th California WorldFest is now consigned to history, and, I’m sure, lots of folks are suffering withdrawal symptoms. Some of my favorites: That One Guy, Los Pinguos and Dya Singh. But the whole experience was pretty good, including the really tasty food and drink. The cooler weather was a godsend for performers and audience alike.

Did you watch the Live Earth concerts being held around the world on July 7? According to, 10 million viewers watched it on MSN. And, if you watched it, did you take the pledge? Finally, something substantial about what each and every one of us can do to reduce our carbon imprint. Locally speaking, the second global cooling cafe took place on Tuesday. If you want to know more, contact

If you saw the Raspyni Brothers when they did their amazing juggling-plus performance at The Center for the Arts months ago, you’ll be happy to know that they are receiving the Lifetime Award of Excellence at the 60th Annual International Juggler’s Association Convention in North Carolina this week, said Barry Friedman of the RB and a local boy to boot, in an e-mail. Plus, they plan to perform here again in November.

A friend’s analysis of the latest Harry Potter movie: “It was like watching an epic under a strobe light. You go from one amazing image to another and another with the merest thread of dialogue to connect it … I was beat by the end of it.”

I heard that some lucky San Franciscans received autographs Sunday from Lou Romano, the voice of Linguini in the movie “Ratatouille”; he was on the studio’s “Big Cheese Tour” to promote the movie. Did you see it yet?

This from my Man about Town friend: “I’ll pay the piper when times are riper, but I’m dancing and I can’t be bothered now!” (an Ella Fitzgerald lyric).

– Pam Jung,; (530) 477-4232

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