Leslie Katz

Truly awesome art at new downtown transit center

Artist Julie Chang had some inspirational words about “The Secret Garden,” her…

Great ELO music in Oakland and all over the world

Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne is the oddly shy rock star. But…

SF woodworker to expand art business after ‘Making It’ on TV

Three years ago, San Francisco woodworker Nicole Sweeney quit her day job…

Casal, Diggs celebrate ‘Blindspotting’ in Oakland

East Bay-bred Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, writers and stars of “Blindspotting”…

Lesbian vacation getaway goes wild in ‘Palm Springs’

Things spin wildly, mostly amusingly, out of control, at a vacation getaway…

Real black women come into light in ‘White’

At the outset of “White,” Philadelphia playwright James Ijames’ funny and relevant…

Diverse views in 38th SF Jewish film fest

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens and closes with profiles…

Iconic Mitchell’s Ice Cream turns 65

Linda Mitchell gets a little choked up upon thinking about her family’s…

‘Bathtub’ a bubbling, touching performance art piece

Even if she wasn’t literally soaking in bubbles, Siobhan O’Loughlin would have…

Woodminster’s ‘Oklahoma!’ lights up East Bay hills

Just as the sun set behind the hillside in Woodminster Amphitheater in…

‘White Feminist’ ponders journey of the privileged and oppressed

Pennsylvania actress Lee Minora, who’s bringing her satirical one-woman show “White Feminist”…

Samantha Paris reveals tricks of the voice acting trade

Veteran voice-over teacher Samantha Paris is planning an extraordinary promotional event for…

Lots of pop in summer with the SF Symphony

It might even be better than Sensurround: The original “Star Wars” trilogy…

See ‘School of Rock’ for the powerhouse preteens

Though the lessons in “The School of Rock” are fairly thin, the…

‘Stop Stopping’ an amusing, if slight, self-help satire

On opening night of his presentation at The Marsh in San Francisco,…

Dance maker Amy Seiwert prepares ‘Sketch’ series and big move

San Francisco choreographer Amy Seiwert is happily presenting the eighth installment of…

East meets West hilariously in ‘Soft Power’

David Henry Hwang’s new “Soft Power,” a fun, smart concoction -- a…

ACT’s musical ‘Walk on the Moon’ resembles the movie

American Conservatory Theater’s new musical “A Walk on the Moon” sticks closely…

Orchestra rings, drama static in SF Symphony’s ‘Boris Godunov’

With booming voices and plentiful political peril, the San Francisco Symphony’s “Boris…

David Hegarty touts extraordinary Castro Theatre organ

Organist David Hegarty is well on his way to playing a new,…