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May 27, 2021
Maybe you’ve seen her: the commanding presence patrolling the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House, curly hair and eyes smiling behind a pair of glasses.
May 26, 2021
The night Bill Repp first clapped eyes on Tom Taffel, he was sporting a huge 19-inch incision on his leg, held together with steel sutures. Repp couldn’t help but notice the strips of adhesive tape, the fresh stitches. What was this man doing out of bed, much less spending a night on the town in 1970s San Francisco?
Normally, life is nonstop for Grammy-winning soprano Patricia Racette and her wife, mezzo-soprano and mental wellness performance coach Beth Clayton. Jetting around the world is just what they do.
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