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Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to cut $2.5M in fees to help 300 nightlife venues

San Francisco will cut $2.5 million in fees for hundreds of entertainment…

 

A Muni-inspired prop bus stands near Ghirardelli Square as Marvel Studios films scenes for its upcoming movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Marvel Superhero film now shooting in San Francisco

It’s the first feature film to return to The City since the pandemic

 

Gang of Four (with John “Gaoler” Sterry, left, and Andy Gill) plays The Chapel this week. (Courtesy photo)

After four decades, Gang of Four’s feeling happy now

This year, iconoclastic British punk outfit Gang of Four is celebrating the…

 

Courtesy photoYoung singers are invited to Ragazzi’s SingFest! this weekend in Redwood City.

Boys’ choir comes of age

“I get a lot of girlfriends by singing them love songs,” says…

Courtesy photoYoung singers are invited to Ragazzi’s SingFest! this weekend in Redwood City.
Courtesy PhotoBrenden Guy is a musician and creator of “Curious Flights

Curious Flights launches inaugural season

American composer and music critic Virgil Thomson once described “the 50 pieces”…

Courtesy PhotoBrenden Guy is a musician and creator of “Curious Flights
Associated PressSinger Janet Jackson arrives at amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Janet Jackson’s neat-freak flight

Janet Jackson does not have cooties. In fact, she is an apparent…

Associated PressSinger Janet Jackson arrives at amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Patrick Riviere/2006 Getty Images file photoHeath Ledger

Dark diary gives insight into Heath Ledger’s last days

Footage from a documentary about Heath Ledger made in Germany has come…

Patrick Riviere/2006 Getty Images file photoHeath Ledger
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‘Abigail’s Party’ swings with satire, bad manners

The booze flows freely in “Abigail’s Party.” So do the barbs, in…

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Courtesy PhotoOld friends Dawn Harms and Emil Miland are performing in the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Pride Concert on Saturday.

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony plays proudly

Tailor-made for The City’s multi-faceted community, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony closes…

Courtesy PhotoOld friends Dawn Harms and Emil Miland are performing in the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Pride Concert on Saturday.
Courtesy PhotoMary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis are excellent as writers Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dear Elizabeth.”

Exquisite pen pals light up arresting ‘Dear Elizabeth’

The poems of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell have never sounded so…

Courtesy PhotoMary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis are excellent as writers Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dear Elizabeth.”
Courtesy PhotoIn “Before Midnight

‘Before Midnight’ team works after hours

Directed by Richard Linklater, “Before Midnight” completes a trilogy begun nearly 20…

Courtesy PhotoIn “Before Midnight
Courtesy PhotoActress Anna Deavere Smith appears in conversation with Steven Anthony Jones on Saturday in The City.

A few words from expert communicator Anna Deavere Smith

Award-winning actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith has long found San Francisco…

Courtesy PhotoActress Anna Deavere Smith appears in conversation with Steven Anthony Jones on Saturday in The City.
Courtesy PhotoBroc Cellars makes a refreshingly lighter and more balanced style of zinfandel.

Age of enlightenment hits California wines

What’s happening to California wines? Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon are as popular…

Courtesy PhotoBroc Cellars makes a refreshingly lighter and more balanced style of zinfandel.
Getty ImagesIs it time for Justin Bieber to go on the "Maury Show"?

Another woman claims Justin Bieber is her baby’s daddy

A second woman has come forward claiming that Justin Bieber fathered her…

Getty ImagesIs it time for Justin Bieber to go on the "Maury Show"?
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCoqueta’s attractive ensalada resorte — English pea puree with jamón serrano — exemplifies how chef Michael Chiarello playfully mixes Californian and Spanish influences.

Chiarello flirts with Spanish cuisine at Coqueta

Coqueta knows it’s on The Embarcadero, but it’s not about to let…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCoqueta’s attractive ensalada resorte — English pea puree with jamón serrano — exemplifies how chef Michael Chiarello playfully mixes Californian and Spanish influences.
Courtesy PhotoBeth Wilmurt

Family trauma, Irish troubles come to light in ‘Beauty Queen’

The Irish troubles begin at home in “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” …

Courtesy PhotoBeth Wilmurt
Getty ImagesH&M can't handle anyone who is bootylicious

H&M slims down Beyoncé, hears about it

Beyoncé is apparently too bootylicious for H&M, because the company allegedly altered…

Getty ImagesH&M can't handle anyone who is bootylicious
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBartender Jennifer Colliau crafted the Bourbon Lift when she was asked to be a mixologist for a party thrown by the cocktail magazine Imbibe.

Hard Water bartender is a true craftswoman

Named after the high mineral content of Kentucky’s streams, famed local restaurateur…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerBartender Jennifer Colliau crafted the Bourbon Lift when she was asked to be a mixologist for a party thrown by the cocktail magazine Imbibe.
Getty ImagesTeletubbies move aside

New gender-swapping cartoon character upsets conservative website

Conservative news and opinion site Brietbart.com is having a tizzy fit over…

Getty ImagesTeletubbies move aside

Road movie’s lovebirds are fatally appealing

Litterbugs and loudmouths beware: Chris and Tina, the road-tripping lovebirds in the…