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Make no mistake, this is a largely soap operatic Southern journey that’s most stirring in its musical delicacy. While the text itself sometimes veers into the maudlin, suggesting the hokey plot twists of an old movie, the score is ever entrancing. The band is tucked away in a ramshackle barn on stage. Ditties such as the frisky “Whoa, Mama” and the uplifting “Sun is Gonna Shine” sweep the listener away to a less cynical place and time. The hootenanny-style homage to booze, “Another Round,” is so galvanic you almost wish Billy fell for the brassy Lucy (Kaitlyn Davidson) instead of the bookish Margo (Maddie Shea Baldwin).

Walter Bobbie’s (“Chicago”) nimble direction heightens the sense of intimacy of this homespun musical, Josh Rhodes’ choreography feels tender but also understated, never distracting from the bittersweet songs which are the show’s spine, Alas, the ending shreds all notions of credulity, but Cusack never stops channeling an emotional truth so raw that she hits you where you live, You may see many of the shocks and jolts coming from miles away but it hardly matters, When Cusack dance / ballet print - 'swan legs' is lilting her way through the show’s aching melodies, it’s hard not to feel the light and heat of “Bright Star.”..

OAKLAND — David Rose waits. His Jingletown property is a warehouse, on paper, just like the Ghost Ship artist collective where 36 people died during a dance party one year ago. Related ArticlesJury selection in Ghost Ship trial set for AprilProminent Ghost Ship prosecutor resigns weeks before case goes to trialBut the similarities end there. In the aftermath of modern-California’s deadliest structure fire, Rose is the only warehouse owner among roughly two dozen to formally agree to make costly upgrades to his building in exchange for legalizing the unpermitted apartments inside.

The slow progress in getting landlords to step forward highlights the challenges of bringing illegal housing out of the shadows, There’s layer upon layer of bureaucratic red tape for property owners to navigate with no clear road map to follow, and a lucrative alternative in selling spacious commercial properties in the Bay Area’s red hot real estate market, When Rose first came to the city not long after the fire, he thought he’d be in for a relatively quick fix, After all, the apartments in his building had sprinklers, and there had been a seismic retrofit shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, Rose figured the building he inherited from his parents — a former Lucasey Manufacturing dance / ballet print - 'swan legs' warehouse on E, Ninth Street — was safe..

Now, however, he’s facing a list of requirements touching on everything from the plumbing to the laundry hook-ups to the electrical systems to the lettering on the outside of doors. The city won’t tell him exactly how to fix the problems. Instead, he needs to decipher the building codes and present staff with a work plan they’ll approve. At the same time, the city is in the process of updating its loft laws, instituted in 1999 — changes that are expected to make it less costly and easier for property owners to convert former commercial spaces to living quarters. But those updates aren’t expected until sometime early next year.

Until then, property owners are relying on existing rules for housing, which don’t fit easily into the city’s stock of aging industrial buildings, In Rose’s case, that could mean wrapping the entire two-story brick structure in insulation to meet modern energy-efficiency requirements or doing more seismic work, Both are costly propositions that could add hundreds of thousands of dollars and months in construction to finish, Rose said it’s been difficult to come up with a plan he can afford in a construction time dance / ballet print - 'swan legs' frame his tenants can withstand, Negotiations with city staff have been cumbersome and slow, he said, leaving the project in limbo..

“I’m worried,” he said during a recent interview. “I’m deeply worried if something were to happen, I’ll wind up in jail or bankrupt or away from my family for years. Because I’m liable.”. Rose is not alone. Within just a few days of the tragedy, underground and unpermitted housing like the Ghost Ship warehouse became a topic of national debate, with cities around the country seeing swift crackdowns on venues and artist spaces. Oakland properties faced particularly intense scrutiny. Complaints, often left anonymously, flowed into the city’s tip lines and told of warehouses converted to living spaces without permits. Evictions quickly followed.

The city ultimately investigated more than 70 complaints of illegal housing at storefronts, churches or warehouses and more than 140 complaints for homes and apartments with garages, basements or other structures illegally converted to housing, Some of the complaints specifically cited the Ghost Ship warehouse; others simply expressed fears the spaces were dangerous, Many were unfounded, Five weeks after the fire, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf dance / ballet print - 'swan legs' issued an executive order, directing city employees to work cooperatively with landlords to bring the buildings up to code while t preserving the spaces as affordable, But the mayor’s message apparently didn’t filter down to all the troops, Inspectors delivered notices from the city telling them to restore their buildings to their original uses and “discontinue residential occupancy.”..

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