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Getty Images file photoRobert Plant

Robert Plant files restraining order against deranged stalker

Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is the latest celeb to file…

Getty Images file photoRobert Plant
Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe petals of the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum

Southeast Asian city-state emerges as 21st-century leisure capital — and conundrum

Singapore, a prosperous outpost in the sweltering heart of Southeast Asia, is…

Ari Burack/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe petals of the Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum
Courtesy PhotoAndrew Fraser

War through a soldier’s eyes

“Black Watch” has been taking audiences by storm ever since its 2006…

Courtesy PhotoAndrew Fraser
COURTESY PHOTOFifth album: Iron and Wine is playing BottleRock Napa this weekend to promote a new recording "Ghost on Ghost."

Iron and Wine's Sam Beam a renaissance man

Sam Beam, like Alexander, can survey his kingdom and weep for lack…

COURTESY PHOTOFifth album: Iron and Wine is playing BottleRock Napa this weekend to promote a new recording "Ghost on Ghost."
Eric Risberg/2010 AP file photoGrab a seat — no

A delectable day awaits in Sonoma Valley

At the very top of Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Park, I had…

Eric Risberg/2010 AP file photoGrab a seat — no
Courtesy PhotoNorth Carolina’s Avett Brothers are pioneers of the Americana music revival.

Avett Brothers sing what they know

Unlike their predecessors Bob Dylan or Johnny Cash, the Avett Brothers of…

Courtesy PhotoNorth Carolina’s Avett Brothers are pioneers of the Americana music revival.
COURTESY PHOTOConflict-driven: The Stone Foxes’ latest album “Small Fires” is fueled by fervor and various perspectives.

Blues rockers Stone Foxes on fire

 “This album should be played loud,” read the line notes of “Small…

COURTESY PHOTOConflict-driven: The Stone Foxes’ latest album “Small Fires” is fueled by fervor and various perspectives.
Courtesy of Matt Dinerstein/Sony Pictures ClassicsFrom left

Farming drama ‘At Any Price’ falls just short of excellence

Narratively flawed but admirably ambitious and occasionally splendid, “At Any Price” details…

Courtesy of Matt Dinerstein/Sony Pictures ClassicsFrom left
Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAt Supper Club – where diners are served in beds – meals have themes

Have kitschy fun — in bed — at Supper Club

Months ago, my sister called me from the back of a cab,…

Anna Latino/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAt Supper Club – where diners are served in beds – meals have themes
Getty ImagesPapa don't preach

Katy Perry’s father ashamed of daughter

Katy Perry is the daughter of a fiery preacher, and he’s none…

Getty ImagesPapa don't preach
Courtesy PhotoTony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his armor must find a way to foil a bomber in “Iron Man 3.”

Man in a can

Thanks to the brilliant casting of Robert Downey Jr., Tony Stark —…

Courtesy PhotoTony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his armor must find a way to foil a bomber in “Iron Man 3.”
Getty ImagesLindsay Lohan is off to rehab... again.

Nicotine fiend Lindsay Lohan reportedly splits N.Y. for L.A. rehab

Lindsay Lohan still just does not get it. Wow. TMZ is reporting…

Getty ImagesLindsay Lohan is off to rehab... again.
Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMike Buhler helped save the “Pied Piper of Hamelin” painting

Pied Piper’s mixology roots run deep, tasty

The Palace Hotel has been in the news lately because of its…

Juan Pardo/Special to The S.F. ExaminerMike Buhler helped save the “Pied Piper of Hamelin” painting
Courtesy PhotoWhodunit? In “A Killer Story” at the Marsh in Berkeley

‘Killer’ snazzy but uneven

Local writer Dan Harder’s modern noir mystery, “A Killer Story,” onstage at…

Courtesy PhotoWhodunit? In “A Killer Story” at the Marsh in Berkeley
Courtesy PhotoU.K.-raised Bonobo

Ascendant Bonobo swings through Warfield

Electronic music is having the Year of the Monkey. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based downtempo…

Courtesy PhotoU.K.-raised Bonobo
Getty ImagesBrad Pitt was not too keen on the zombie apocalypse

Brad Pitt’s zombie flick “World War Z” was a nightmare to make

Vanity Fair magazine is running a June cover story on Brad Pitt…

Getty ImagesBrad Pitt was not too keen on the zombie apocalypse
Courtesy PhotoLittle Boots performs at Popscene this Friday.

Little Boots finds relief, renewal in DJ booth

British synth-pop perfectionist Little Boots had a specific mood in mind for…

Courtesy PhotoLittle Boots performs at Popscene this Friday.
Courtesy PhotoBroadway’s Emily Skinner makes her San Francisco debut in a concert of Frank Loesser songs.

Loesser will be more in 42nd Street Moon concert

As if Jason Graae isn’t busy enough in “Little Me,” he’s taking…

Courtesy PhotoBroadway’s Emily Skinner makes her San Francisco debut in a concert of Frank Loesser songs.
Getty ImagesThese lovebirds love Disneyland

Mariah Carey shuts down Disneyland to renew her vows

Mariah Carey shut down the entire Disneyland park so she could renew her wedding…

Getty ImagesThese lovebirds love Disneyland
Courtesy PhotoParamore performs at the Warfield this Saturday.

Paramore rocks on at the Warfield

Hayley Williams — the next twang-friendly Taylor Swift? It could have happened,…

Courtesy PhotoParamore performs at the Warfield this Saturday.