Monday, October 15, 2007

Great Places To See Live Music: Great American Music Hall

Starting as a bordello in 1907, then as a burlesque club, and finally in its present incarnation as the Great American Music Hall, this San Francisco landmark has seen a lot of action. Host Kevin Seal shows you the beautiful theater that has hosted performances by everyone from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Bill Evans to the Grateful Dead to Rufus Wainwright and the Arcade Fire. Audio expert Lee Brenkman shows us the power behind the sound, and fills in tech dork Xifer Fortier on this room's colorful history.

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