A final trip back to the Circle Star Theatre

By San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub

The Circle Star Theatre is hard to describe now that it's gone, with it's odd rotating stage and parade of music and comedy acts in the late Decembers of their careers. (Sinatra! Ella Fitzgerald! Richard Pryor!) But the quirky San Carlos freeway-side venue is beloved by those who experienced it from 1964 to 1993. "The Murders That Made Us" author Bob Calhoun joins Total SF host Peter Hartlaub to delve into the history of the Circle Star, highlighting some of it's strangest moments as they pay tribute to the strangest (and maybe best) place to see Kool and the Gang, With Total SF archive tributes from Greg Proops and Renel Brooks-Moon. Produced by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks off their album "Community" and cable car bell-ringing by 8-time champion Byron Cobb. Follow Total SF adventures at www.sfchronicle.com/totalsf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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