Suzanne Vega brings act to SF’s Palace of Fine Arts 

Hitting town this Thursday, at the Palace of Fine Arts — is classy East Coast folk-popper Suzanne Vega, who’s on a bit of a roll these days.

This month, she, Duncan Sheik and director Kay Matschullat have been in residence at Troy, N.Y.’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, fleshing out her new play, “Carson McCullers Talk About Love.”

It’s scheduled to officially open in April at NYC’s Rattlestick Theater.

And no sooner did Vega whip out “Volume 1: Love Songs,” the first in a four-part set of records she conceived, than “Close-Up Volume 2 — People And Places” had hit the streets a few months later.

On this thematic set, she revisits a dozen songs acoustically, reimagining her own catalog classics like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.” There’s a brand-new cut, as well — “The Man Who Played God,” co-written with Dangermouse and the late Sparklehouse founder Mark Linkous.

For last-minute tickets, go to or phone the box office directly at (415) 392-4400.

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