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Saturday, November 1, 2008

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DJ Spooky

A polymath with dexterous deck skills, DJ Spooky reconfigures old audio/visual data in order to gain fresh insights—including a détournement of D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation. Now Spooky turns his critical faculties on 1973 documentary Wattstax and the loaded roster of Memphis soul-music label Stax. The show's called Soul Power: From Gospel to the Godfather, and it should be a sonic/imagistic history lesson to which you'll sweat as much as learn, as Dr. King figuratively boogies with Queen Aretha. (Earlier that day, at 7 pm, Spooky will read from his new book at Caffe Vita.) (Nectar, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020. 9 pm, $12, 21+.) DAVE SEGAL

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Imagine if Barack Obama claimed that a violent leftist revolutionary was his favourite literary hero.

Posted by Hmmm | November 1, 2008 1:12 PM

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