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Step Right Up for “Frank ‘n’ George” (June 3)

f-n-g-logo-bestThat title might make it sound like this week’s theme is Tom Waits, which is almost right–it’s time to go to the circus, a place Waits goes in about every fifth song, it seems. We’ll have two hours of big tops and lion tamers (even if some are of the ex- variety), clowns and some fairs and carnivals, too, because it’s all about the stuff we’re supposed to get joy from that is also somewhat creepy. I mean, clowns? Who needed Stephen King’s It to know they are all wrong from humanity? But in the meantime, the music is all quite good, from Smokey Robinson to Saint-Saens, Stephen Colbert to the Skids. (And that’s just the S’s.)

“Frank ‘n George” airs Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesdays spring quarter.