Author: Leslie Katz

San Francisco Examiner’s arts and entertainment editor Leslie Katz has been assigning, editing and/or writing news stories about the Bay Area’s rich cultural scene since 1997. Reach her at (415) 359-2727 or lkatz@sfexaminer.com.

Rob Paulsen of ‘Animaniacs’ fame: Laughter is best medicine

Rob Paulsen, the man behind some of the most beloved TV cartoon characters from the 1990s, says he has the…

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Film festivals bust out across the Bay

It’s fall arts season in the Bay, and that means there’s no shortage of film festivals. Opening Sept. 14 and…

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Violin greats join SF Symphony for 2018 gala

When maestro Michael Tilson Thomas announced “quite a lineup of fiddle players” at the Davies Hall gala opening concert of…

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‘Pause Breathe Smile’ a nifty primer on mindfulness

San Francisco author and longtime Zen practitioner Gary Gach had a goal during the five years it took him to…

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Mary Sano keeps Isadora Duncan’s art, spirit alive

Mary Sano, upon celebrating the 20th anniversary of her South of Market studio devoted to teaching and performing the unconventional…

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SF Green Film fest tackles international environmental issues

“It’s elemental” is the theme of the eighth San Francisco Green Film Festival, an eight-day showcase of dozens of environmental…

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Fall 2018 Arts: Classical, Dance, Museums, Pop, Theater

As is typically the case as autumn arrives, Bay Area artists and guests are filling stages, arenas, parks, concert halls,…

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Fall 2018 Arts Preview: Classical

A wide array of chamber, choral, operatic and symphonic music fills concert halls. San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala: Violinist Itzhak…

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