Category: Featured Arts

‘Blaze’ tells little-known story of country great

“Blaze,” directed by Ethan Hawke, is a free-flowing, honey-colored, emotionally satisfying ramble of a movie about Blaze Foley, the singer-songwriter…

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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…

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‘Now I’m Here’ a novel inspired by Queen’s music

San Francisco author Jim Provenzano’s new fifth novel “Now I’m Here” was more than a decade in the making. “I’ve…

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Self-realized Nora’s back in ‘Doll’s House, Part 2’

The theater world is filled with slamming doors, but there’s never been an onstage door slammed with the force and…

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Subversive fourth ‘Predator’ movie is fast, funny

Shane Black’s “The Predator” probably isn’t what anyone expected from a new Predator movie. It’s very fast, very funny, and,…

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Artists of color reclaim heritage in ‘Black Woman is God’

Having established firm roots, defying gravity, resisting withering and growing in leaps and bounds, “The Black Woman is God: Assembly…

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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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