Category: Music

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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A few words about critters with English Beat’s Dave Wakeling

At 61, San Fernando-Valley-based Brit Dave Wakeling knows how surreal it sounds to have not one, but two, viable versions…

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Jonathan Wilson revels in rock ‘n’ roll classicism

North Carolina-bred, Los Angeles-based tunesmith and producer Jonathan Wilson has found his unique artistic vision to be both a blessing…

6 days ago

The music is gonna get you ‘On Your Feet’

There’s a conga line of late-bloomer-Boomer-era song stylists like the Temptations (“Ain’t Too Proud”), Tina Turner (“Tina”) and Cher (“The…

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Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers celebrate five decades

Not many musicians can make the claim that Scotsman Roy Gullane can: He’s made a decent living playing music in…

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Broadway vet Jason Mraz on the road with new album

Ever since he strummed acoustic on the San Diego coffeehouse circuit nearly two decades ago, double-Grammy-winning folk-popper Jason Mraz thought…

2 weeks ago

San Francisco Opera triumphs with regal ‘Roberto Devereux’

San Francisco Opera has staged Donizetti’s “Roberto Devereux” just once, in 1979, but on Saturday, a new, glorious, instantly memorable…

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‘Cavalleria Rusticana,’ ‘Pagliacci’ stir emotions at War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Opera unveiled its 96th season Friday with a satisfying production, new to the War Memorial Opera House, of…

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