Arts & Entertainment

New holiday music that is good – really

Here are this year’s standout holiday albums deserving of attention

Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan hides out in U.S.

Welsh songwriter uses time off tour to reflect in Utah

Shotgun Players stage hypnotic ‘Vinegar Tom’

Caryl Churchill’s 17th century-set witch play is funny, musical, provocative

San Francisco Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ goes deep

Added nuance welcomed in 2019 edition of holiday favorite

Robyn Crawford tells all about Whitney Houston

Memoir reveals many sides of groundbreaking pop singer

Good Day Dec. 15-17, 2019

Kim Nalley, Kim Shuck, Stassi Schroeder, Lola Kirke, Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley, Ragazzi, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Ariana Grande, Waitress, Matt Callahan & Yvonne Moore, Nicole Miller’s To the Stars

  • Dec 14, 2019

Pete Yorn calls his new songs ‘caretakers’

Rocker references sounds on popular 2001 debut

Stories from Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center

Three exhibitions showcase American life, past and present

Imelda Marcos’ scary pull comes to light in ‘Kingmaker’

Documentary explores Philippine leader’s comeback attempt

‘Richard Jewell’ a telling tale of human nature

Great cast shines in Clint Eastwood drama about heroes under suspicion

Asian Art Museum reintroduces 15 ‘Masterworks’

Redesigned galleries offer taste of what’s to come when $100 million expansion is completed

Iconic French Bordeaux release tops Wine Spectator’s 2019 picks

The United States, at 29 percent, had more wines on the 2019 list than any other country

‘63 Up’ director Michael Apted still going strong

British doc series checks in with subjects, now seniors

Good Day Dec. 12-14, 2019

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet, Circus of Light, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s Soulful Christmas, One Hour Star Wars Trilogy-Live!, Illenium, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin, KMEL’s Holiday House of Soul, Kim Nalley, Pomplamoose

  • Dec 12, 2019

Shoe guru John Fluevog celebrates 50 years

Designer’s new book is ‘Unique Soles for Unique Souls’

Role Model’s music comes from loneliness

Composer records distinctive sparse tunes in a closet

Nikki Glaser has perfected the art of the sex joke

Blunt comic attributes success to consistent hard work

Good Day Dec. 11-12, 2019

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, American Bach Soloists’ Messiah, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Jonas Brothers, She & Him, Pacifica Edge Voices, Michael Eric Dyson, Cairo Cabaret

  • Dec 11, 2019

‘Marriage Story,’ ‘The Crown’ top Golden Globe nominees

It’s awards season time! This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced…

  • Dec 10, 2019

Olivia Wilde defends ‘Richard Jewell’ role amid growing criticism

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