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Bengie Molina comes to terms with dad in memoir

Life is hard, mastering the game of Major League Baseball is harder,…

May 26: Bette Midler, H.R. Giger documentary and more

Who’s in town Will Butler, from Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, is touring…

Saxon frontman Biff Byford has many projects

For 37 years, banshee-throated Englishman Biff Byford has fronted Saxon, which –…

Zella Day turns small-town experience into big-city career

Zella Day grew up in the “Footloose”-conservative small town of Pinetop, Ariz.…

Desire in focus at CounterPulse fest

“What is it like to see a performance when you're naked?” This…

May 25: Memorial Day, Rich Girls and more

Who's in town Singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant, formerly known by the moniker JBM,…

May 24: Parliament Funkadelic, Carnaval and more

Something to Read A Book of Walks By Bruce Bochy ($9.95) The…

Nigel Barker celebrates his Asian Pacific heritage

Fashion photographer Nigel Barker has worked with some of the world's most…

‘About Elly’ a tense, tragic, human thriller

Secrets and lies of the Iranian kind make for rich, immersing viewing…

'Tomorrowland' is no wild ride

If anything, Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland” proves that evoking a sense of wonder…

May 22-23: Carnaval, comedy and more

A great hike Seeing red: Just off Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside…

‘I'll See You in My Dreams’ explores love and loss from a widow’s view

Filmmaker Brett Haley may be roughly half the age of Carol Petersen,…

‘Trouble Cometh’ cleverly takes on reality TV

In Richard Dresser’s crisp and unsettling satire, “Trouble Cometh,” a world premiere…

’80s metal rockers Girlschool active as ever

Kim McAuliffe believes that most of the early-1980s albums with her all-female…

May 21: Greg Proops, Cool Ghouls and more

Who’s in town Filmmaker John Waters shares adventures from his latest book,…

SFMOMA, MoAD showcase 20th century portraits

A new show at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora of…

Will Butler complements Arcade Fire with solo project

Will Butler has heard of in-fighting rock and roll siblings, like The…

‘RuPaul’ star Michelle Visage hosts ‘Drag Queens’ comedy show

“RuPaul's Drag Race” panel judge and radio host Michelle Visage traces her…

May 20: Peaches, science of sleep and more

Who’s in town Best-selling author Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, “Seveneves,” explores what…

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ a wild ride

At a certain point during “One Man, Two Guvnors,” the side-splitter now…