Category: Featured Arts

Flashy stunts, sketchy story in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’

At the outset of “Volta,” the Cirque du Soleil show now under the big top in San Francisco, a lively…

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Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations are undergoing big changes. San Francisco Symphony Music…

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The singing is stunning in ‘Maria by Callas’

“Maria by Callas” (opening Friday at the Clay) isn’t a penetrating portrait of its title subject, but filmmaker Tom Volf…

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Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park finds solace in music

A year ago, Linkin Park founder Mike Shinoda was struggling to make sense of the tragedy that blindsided his band,…

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Catching up with Fred Schneider and the long-lasting B-52s

Fred Schneider thinks he knows why his quirk-rocking little Athens, Ga. combo The B-52s is still popular after 43 years,…

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Bernal Heights artist Anna Lisa Escobedo thrives in a painter’s paradise

“I didn’t grow up with art on the walls or art around me,” said artist Anna Lisa Escobedo now in…

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Richard E. Grant among many Melissa McCarthy worshipers

Richard E. Grant is a great character actor with a long list of incredible movies under his belt. His new…

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Molly Burch overcomes shyness with stellar songs

On Austin, Texas-based folk-rocker Molly Burch’s gorgeous new sophomore release, “First Flower,” there’s an eerie, lugubrious balance between her forlorn…

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