Category: Featured Arts

Los Angeles punk greats Flesh Eaters playing new tunes

How difficult could it be to capture lightning in a bottle a second time? That was the reasoning behind “I…

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Karyn Kusama discusses ‘Destroyer’s’ physical, moral challenges

Although 2018 included remarkable cinematic achievements by women, Karyn Kusama’s extraordinary, haunting neo-noir “Destroyer” is not likely to bask in…

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A hugely entertaining rock centers ‘Come From Away’

Dismiss all thoughts of Dwayne Johnson or Alcatraz the next time you hear someone say, “Welcome to The Rock!” Instead,…

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Robert Greenberg, Alexander String Quartet cleverly bring classics to the 21st century

Things have changed since the last time Oakland musicologist-composer Robert Greenberg presented his Saturday morning San Francisco Performances concert-lecture series…

2 weeks ago

Satisfying shorts from 2018 Sundance fest on tour

The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour -- a rare opportunity to view festival-quality shorts in a theater -- comes…

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‘Escape Room’ tantalizes both brains and brawn

True cineastes know that January movies are generally unwanted castoffs, the riffraff that wouldn’t play well with others in summer…

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Songstress Vienna Teng tackles the environment at her day job

Saratoga-bred keyboardist Vienna Teng doesn’t technically have a new album to promote — just her beguiling fourth effort from 2013,…

2 weeks ago

2018: The best in arts

In chronological order, these were the year’s most notable moments in the arts, from this editor’s highly personal perspective. “Vietgone”…

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