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.

Odd couple friendship in ‘Green Book’ is real

“Green Book” director Peter Farrelly and star Mahershala Ali vouch for the authenticity of their “based on a true friendship”…

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Crazy good song and dance in Bay Area Musicals’ ‘Crazy For You’

It’s hard to resist the sequin-studded, toe-tapping cast of Bay Area Musicals’ “Crazy For You.” The entertaining show, which opened…

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It’s a sneak preview of S.F. Opera’s ‘Wonderful Life’

San Francisco Opera offered a sneak peek this week of its upcoming new musical version of “It’s a Wonderful Life,”…

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Fun time for all in ‘Hula in Unusual Places’

Bay Area hula master Patrick Makuakāne knows how to put on a show. “I Mua: Hula in Unusual Places,” his…

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SF Trolley Dances move from Mission Creek to SFMOMA

As her logistics-laden community arts festival San Francisco Trolley Dances observes its 15th anniversary this weekend, choreographer Kim Epifano is…

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‘Waitress’ a sweet, tuneful slice of life

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Blueberry Bacon Pie and I Hate My Husband Pie are on the menu in “Waitress,” the charming,…

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Eliza Gibson’s ‘A.I. Therapist’ provides comfort

In her solo show “Bravo 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now” at The Marsh, Eliza Gibson cleverly imagines…

1 month ago

Great Treasure Island Music fest lineup in new East Bay site

This weekend marks the 11th Treasure Island Music Festival -- but it’s not on Treasure Island. The new site for…

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