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Not much news today but here’s a rundown of last night’s MAPP.

The Mission Art and Performance Project happens every two months and Saturday night’s was half the size of the MAPP of two months ago, but still so worth it.

We started on Florida St. to hear Rebecca Cross, who has a lovely voice and writes ironic, funny lyrics. My seat didn’t allow for a good picture. No one wanted her to stop and I kept thinking, I would hate to have to follow her act.

We were about to leave after her set when Alejandro Chavez appeared. He performed at the Proyecto Mission Bohemia CD launch and WOW.

His voice has great range. The room was maybe a little too small for his guitar, but no one seemed to mind.

And then there was the very neat space of the Box Factory.

And up the block, Carl Pisaturo opened up his most amazing studio. My photos of his work came out terrible, but go to his web site. The room was a wonderland of kinetic sculpture.

Where Carl Pisaturo creates his sculpture

So much talent in the Mission.

Lydia Chávez

I’ve been a Mission resident since 1998 and a professor at Berkeley’s J-school since 1990. My earlier career was at The New York Times working for the business, foreign and city desks. As an old...

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