Quentin Quick

Radha Mitchell plays the title character in “Celeste,” screening in the 11th Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue. (Courtesy Level K)

Radha Mitchell sees spiritual side of Celeste

Radha Mitchell gets steamed up when she hears critics comparing her title…

Radha Mitchell plays the title character in “Celeste,” screening in the 11th Mostly British Film Festival at the Vogue. (Courtesy Level K)
Sam Elliott plays the lead in “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot,” the San Francisco Independent Film Festival’s opener at the Roxie. (Courtesy Epic Pictures)

Sam Elliott looks past wild title of new Bigfoot-themed movie

When Sam Elliott was first presented with a project titled “The Man…

Sam Elliott plays the lead in “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot,” the San Francisco Independent Film Festival’s opener at the Roxie. (Courtesy Epic Pictures)
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. sing their hits at Feinstein’s at the Nikko this weekend. (Courtesy Sterling Winters Company)

Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr have time and love

As singing duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. enter their 50th…

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. sing their hits at Feinstein’s at the Nikko this weekend. (Courtesy Sterling Winters Company)
Paul Young is carrying on following the January death of his wife Stacey, after 30 years of marriage. (Courtesy photo)

Paul Young: Being on the road ‘eases the pain’

After losing his wife Stacey to brain cancer earlier this year, singer…

Paul Young is carrying on following the January death of his wife Stacey, after 30 years of marriage. (Courtesy photo)
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in “The Wife.” (Courtesy Graeme Hunter/Sony Pictures Classics)

Glenn Close models ‘Wife’ role after her mother

To play the long-suffering spouse of literary hero Joe Castleman in her…

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce star in “The Wife.” (Courtesy Graeme Hunter/Sony Pictures Classics)
Barry Eitel explores excesses of the tech world in “Champagne,” presented by Bay Area playwright collective 6NewPlays. (Courtesy photo)

Barry Eitel’s ‘Champagne’ takes on tech

Bay Area playwright Barry Eitel isn’t impressed by tech giants. To some,…

Barry Eitel explores excesses of the tech world in “Champagne,” presented by Bay Area playwright collective 6NewPlays. (Courtesy photo)
Countess Luann of “Real Housewives” fame brings her cabaret act to The City. (Courtesy Adam Torgerson)

Countess Luann has big show biz dreams

Reality star Luann De Lesseps, aka Countess Luann on Bravo’s “The Real…

Countess Luann of “Real Housewives” fame brings her cabaret act to The City. (Courtesy Adam Torgerson)
Oakland Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito’s new album  is “Please Don’t Be Dead.”  (Courtesy Alberto Bravo)

Fantastic Negrito fights for survival, equality

On his Grammy-winning 2016 debut album, “The Last Days of Oakland,” Fantastic…

Oakland Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito’s new album  is “Please Don’t Be Dead.”  (Courtesy Alberto Bravo)
Patti LuPone shares tales from her career in a Curran Show & Tell event. (Courtesy Axel Dupeux)

Patti LuPone: Failure is the ‘most valuable lesson’

Patti LuPone has learned a few things in her 45 years in…

Patti LuPone shares tales from her career in a Curran Show & Tell event. (Courtesy Axel Dupeux)
Screenwriter Pamela Gray was thrilled to collaborate on the premiere musical based on the movie “A Walk on the Moon.”  (Courtesy American Conservatory Theater)

‘Walk on the Moon’ ripe for musical treatment

When screenwriter Pamela Gray was approached about turning her 1999 film “A…

Screenwriter Pamela Gray was thrilled to collaborate on the premiere musical based on the movie “A Walk on the Moon.”  (Courtesy American Conservatory Theater)
Annette Bening stars in the new film version of “The Seagull.” (Courtesy Nicole Rivelli/Sony Pictures Classics)

‘Seagull’ movie another prime Chekhov role for Annette Bening

While filming the movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” Annette Bening…

Annette Bening stars in the new film version of “The Seagull.” (Courtesy Nicole Rivelli/Sony Pictures Classics)
Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow comes to San Francisco to promote his new book about changing U.S. foreign policy. (Courtesy Brigitte Lacombe)

Ronan Farrow talks about ‘War On Peace’

First, he called attention to trans discrimination in his coverage of the…

Investigative reporter Ronan Farrow comes to San Francisco to promote his new book about changing U.S. foreign policy. (Courtesy Brigitte Lacombe)
The cast and crew of “Head Over Heels” gather at the Curran, where the show runs through May 6. (Courtesy Kristina Bakrevski)

Go-Go’s tunes, Elizabethan comedy in ‘Head Over Heels’

If, 30 years ago, you’d have told The Go-Go’s that their 1980s…

The cast and crew of “Head Over Heels” gather at the Curran, where the show runs through May 6. (Courtesy Kristina Bakrevski)
From left, M. Lamar, and Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson of The Living Earth Show play a late-night Old First Concerts show on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

M. Lamar alters consciousness in ‘Lordship and Bondage’

Over the past decade, New York-based composer, countertenor and multimedia artist M.…

From left, M. Lamar, and Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson of The Living Earth Show play a late-night Old First Concerts show on Friday. (Courtesy photo)
A reunited Bananarama presented a united front on the San Francisco stop of their first-ever U.S. tour on Wednesday. (Courtesy Wendy Carig)

Bananarama peels back the hits, heals old wounds before Bay Area audience

Friendships can make a band like Bananarama. But they can also break…

A reunited Bananarama presented a united front on the San Francisco stop of their first-ever U.S. tour on Wednesday. (Courtesy Wendy Carig)
“The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot” reminds us that the nation’s first LGBT protest happened right here in San Francisco. (Courtesy of Tenderloin Museum)

Playwright Mark Nassar weds himself to the trans struggle with ‘The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot’

It was a trip through the Tenderloin Museum that inspired playwright Mark…

“The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot” reminds us that the nation’s first LGBT protest happened right here in San Francisco. (Courtesy of Tenderloin Museum)
Built to Spill revisit their not-so-secret “Keep It Like a Secret” album at a special Noise Pop show at the Fillmore on Tuesday. (Courtesy Built to Spill)

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch uncovers the story behind ‘Keep It Like a Secret’

When Built to Spill recorded their highly successful 1999 album “Keep It…

Built to Spill revisit their not-so-secret “Keep It Like a Secret” album at a special Noise Pop show at the Fillmore on Tuesday. (Courtesy Built to Spill)
Sir Bob Geldof’s feature-length bio on W.B. Yeats, “A Fanatic Heart,” screens stateside at the Mostly British Film Festival on Feb. 18. (Courtesy photo)

Bob Geldof pays tribute to fellow Irishman W. B. Yeats in ‘Fanatic Heart’

A lifelong W. B. Yeats fanatic, Sir Bob Geldof still hears Ireland’s…

Sir Bob Geldof’s feature-length bio on W.B. Yeats, “A Fanatic Heart,” screens stateside at the Mostly British Film Festival on Feb. 18. (Courtesy photo)
Goth great Peter Murphy begins a residency at The Chapel this week. (Courtesy Gabriel Edvy)

Peter Murphy looks back with gusto

Legendary Bauhaus frontman and acclaimed solo artist Peter Murphy takes pride in…

Goth great Peter Murphy begins a residency at The Chapel this week. (Courtesy Gabriel Edvy)
Louie Anderson brings “Dear Dad,” a show based on his best-selling memoir, to the Strand. (Courtesy American Conservatory Theater)

Louie Anderson moves memoir from page to stage

When comedian Louie Anderson decided to bring his bestselling 1989 memoir “Dear…

Louie Anderson brings “Dear Dad,” a show based on his best-selling memoir, to the Strand. (Courtesy American Conservatory Theater)