John Oates

“Soft Power,” David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s brilliant, clever world premiere at the Curran, was 2018’s best new show. (Courtesy Craig Schwartz Photography)

2018: The best in arts

In chronological order, these were the year’s most notable moments in the…

 

Samson Koletkar is co-founder of the Desi Comedy Fest, running Aug. 9-19 all over the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)

Desi Comedy Fest has Indians, Pakistanis laughing together

Comic Samson Koletkar has a great response to the not-quite-rhetorical question: “Where…

 

From left, Daryl Hall, John Oates and Charlie DeChant played favorite hits at SAP Center. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hall & Oates, Tears for Fears gleefully bring back the ‘80s

It was a rockin’ 1980s revival at SAP Center in San Jose…

 

Celebrities mourned the death of  inimitable Don Rickles, whom they called a really nice guy despite his comedy persona. (Courtesy photo0

Stars remember Don Rickles, ‘Mr. Warmth,’ with mirth

Even though he was known for harshness, comedian Don Rickles is being…

Celebrities mourned the death of  inimitable Don Rickles, whom they called a really nice guy despite his comedy persona. (Courtesy photo0
In his soulful and fun memoir, John Oates details his personal evolution and his ongoing focus on continuing a career in music. (Courtesy Matt Christine Photography)

John Oates has a melody for a memory

John Oates purposely left out the stuff about sex and affairs and…

In his soulful and fun memoir, John Oates details his personal evolution and his ongoing focus on continuing a career in music. (Courtesy Matt Christine Photography)