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Good vibrations in ‘Love & Mercy’

Brian Wilson, Beach Boy wonder, is the latest rock giant to get…

June 5: Hawaiian dance, Tommy Davidson and more

A great hike Hendy hankering: There are some remarkable redwood parks in…

Magic Theatre’s ‘Golden’ trilogy gets off to intriguing start

“Jesus lives here!” shouts a hyped-up, sweating Pastor Elias, delivering a sermon…

Non-Equity ‘Annie’ a hard-knock tour

Though W.C. Fields recommended never sharing a stage with kids and animals,…

‘Columnist’ gets off to a bumpy start

Joseph Alsop was a polarizing figure in the Washington, D.C. press throughout…

‘Diver’s Clothes’ an intriguing tale of changing identity

High anxiety appealingly fuels every page of San Francisco’s writer Vendela Vida’s…

Aurora enjoys silence and solititude

Norwegian keyboardist Aurora Aksnes was asleep at home when her pop idol…

Blockbuster season promises big movie entertainment

Summer is here! Along with sequels and superheroes come funny stuff, spooky…

Director Bill Pohlad goes inside Brian Wilson's head in ‘Love & Mercy'

Bill Pohlad's "Love & Mercy" tells the story of a most complex…

June 4: Dave Chappelle, Union Square festival and more

Who’s in town Comedian Dave Chappelle, star of “Chappelle’s Show,” is performing.…

Monir Farmanfarmaian mixes Persian, Western influences in 'Hexagons'

Currently in her 90s and still working vitally, Monir Farmanfarmaian creates geometric…

Performing arts aplenty

Dance, opera, symphonic, choral and jazz music are blooming in a season…

June 3: Slim Jenkins, Mark Bittman and more

Who’s in town Journalist Oscar Martinez of El Salvador is using Skype…

Mix and match at ODC's Walking Distance fest

Along with local favorites, New York-based Gallim Dance is among the rising…

Nneka sees hope for future of Nigeria

Nigerian R&B-reggae songstress Nneka Egbuna could barely believe it when she was…

Science, romance mix in ‘Heart Shaped Nebula’

Marisela Treviño Orta’s at times captivating, at times perplexing, drama “Heart Shaped…

Women rule in Cal Shakes’ evocative ‘Twelfth Night’

A huge black coffin sits on an otherwise empty stage in director…

June 2: Teenage Bottlerocket, Green Film Festival and more

Who's in town Altruism in effect: Buddhist monk, activist and scientist Matthieu…

Marian Palaia’s ‘Given World’ captures life’s unpredictability

Finding peace is a little like going to war in Marian Palaia’s…

Supersized 'Trojans' lands on reinforced War Memorial stage

Opera director Francesca Zambello has seen the five-hour-long "Les Troyens" (“The Trojans”)…