Category: Featured Arts

Cal Shakes’ ‘Quixote Nuevo’ fanciful yet inconsistent

In California Shakespeare Theater’s production of Octavio Solis’ gorgeous tapestry of a play “Quixote Nuevo,” a retired literature professor and…

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After five decades, Yes goes on making good music

After 40 years in showbiz, British keyboardist Geoff Downes, who’s been in involved in some very creative collaborations, has learned…

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England’s Frank Turner urges: ‘Make America great again’

British folk-punker Frank Turner could feel the change creeping up on him. After two records revolving around affairs of the…

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‘Hearts Beat Loud’ a believable charmer

A widowed father and his college-bound daughter deal sweetly and musically with turning points they’re experiencing in “Hearts Beat Loud,”…

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SF Opera launches ‘Ring’ with shimmering ‘Rheingold’

Fresh mixed-media effects and a strong cast set the stage for San Francisco Opera’s engaging revival of Francesca Zambello’s 2011…

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Fantastic Negrito fights for survival, equality

On his Grammy-winning 2016 debut album, “The Last Days of Oakland,” Fantastic Negrito recorded his observations of Oakland’s working class,…

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‘A Lesson from Aloes’ an ultimately affecting look at racism

In white South African playwright Athol Fugard’s 1979 three-hander “A Lesson from Aloes” onstage at Z Below in The City,…

2 weeks ago

Richard Thomas takes on dad role in ‘The Humans’

Acting in an ensemble playing an extended family gathered for a holiday meal is familiar territory for Richard Thomas. He…

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