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‘Krispy Kritters’ is chaotic, confounding

Why is “Krispy Kritters,” in the title of resident playwright Andrew Saito’s…

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Classical, dance delights

The season’s rich performing arts offerings in concert halls put the spotlight…

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From ancient treasures to photographs

Although the fine arts scene in The City will be dominated by…

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Grown Folk scoring wild night at Cal Academy

Call in the baby-sitter. Rising Montreal production duo Grown Folk is curating…

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Courtesy PhotoPierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Oarsmen at Chatou” captures French society’s growing interest in boating.

Impressionism masters take delight in water

Everyone knows the impressionists loved water: Claude Monet’s lilies, Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s boating…

Courtesy PhotoPierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Oarsmen at Chatou” captures French society’s growing interest in boating.
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James Lipton claims he was once a pimp

Prepare to be thoroughly repulsed, because James Lipton, the simpering host of…

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Courtesy PhotoThe Independence Day on The Bay fireworks show starts around 9:30 p.m. on July 4.

July events, Summer Arts 2013 preview

Fintastic! Shark Discovery Monday, July 1 The Aquarium by the Bay teaches…

Courtesy PhotoThe Independence Day on The Bay fireworks show starts around 9:30 p.m. on July 4.
Courtesy PhotoBallet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl opens the monthlong Ethnic Dance Festival with a free performance at noon at City Hall.

June events, Summer Arts 2013 preview

Union Street Festival Saturday, June 1 through June 2 From 10 a.m.…

Courtesy PhotoBallet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl opens the monthlong Ethnic Dance Festival with a free performance at noon at City Hall.
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Kate Upton upset with Victoria’s Secret over ad photo

For a women’s line, Victoria’s Secret sure has a lot of gall. Despite…

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Courtesy PhotoTrixie Whitley’s debut full-length solo recording is called “Fourth Corner.”

Meditation inspires songstress Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley, daughter of late guitarist Chris Whitley who has her father’s…

Courtesy PhotoTrixie Whitley’s debut full-length solo recording is called “Fourth Corner.”
Courtesy PhotoLyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman will be on hand to share stories at Sunday’s tribute to Marvin Hamlisch in San Francisco.

Remembering Hamlisch and the way he was

Back in 2010, there was nothing misty or water-colored about Marvin Hamlisch…

Courtesy PhotoLyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman will be on hand to share stories at Sunday’s tribute to Marvin Hamlisch in San Francisco.
Courtesy PhotoBruno Mars plays the HP Pavilion this summer.

Rock on!

Every genre gets its due this season, from metal bands to flamboyant…

Courtesy PhotoBruno Mars plays the HP Pavilion this summer.
Getty ImagesMichael Jackson had God on speed dial

Strange details of Michael Jackson’s death come to light

The Hollywood Reporter has amassed the strangest things that have come to…

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Summertime oohs

Movies just get simpler in the summertime ... or do they? This…

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The play’s the thing

The Bay Area theater scene doesn’t rest in summer — on the…

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Getty ImagesAmanda Bynes continues her downward spiral

Amanda Bynes threatens lawsuit against NYPD

The NYPD is denying accusations made by Amanda Bynes that officers “slapped”…

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Getty ImagesNick Gruber (right) is back in Calvin Klein's good graces

Calvin Klein, much younger lover reportedly reconnect

While everyone is watching the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” which is…

Getty ImagesNick Gruber (right) is back in Calvin Klein's good graces
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Paul Reubens nixes push for Pee Wee Herman festival

Pee Wee Herman is a party pooper, because he has allegedly sent…

Getty ImagesYou can forget the "Tequila" dance party
Courtesy PhotoPeace is topping the charts overseas with the new album “In Love.”

Peace bases indie rock on techno

Growing up in gray Birmingham, England, Harry Koisser dreamed of becoming a…

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Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco’s Russell Jackson is among the competitors on the new season of “Food Network Star.”

Savvy chef Russell Jackson seeking permanent TV gig

To become a reality-TV cooking star requires personality, on-camera charisma and culinary…

Courtesy PhotoSan Francisco’s Russell Jackson is among the competitors on the new season of “Food Network Star.”