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Summer Arts Preview 2012

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Courtesy photoSamuel Gallet’s play “Communiqué No. 10” is one of three French plays featured. Far left

Midnight in Paris — in translation

The Parisian avant-garde hits the San Francisco stage this week in a…

Courtesy photoSamuel Gallet’s play “Communiqué No. 10” is one of three French plays featured. Far left
Clint Eastwood

Red Carpet: Academy of Art honors fashion’s elite; VIPs feel the groove at SFJazz fundraiser

Academy of Art honors fashion’s elite Academy of Art University luncheon: Milliner…

Clint Eastwood
COURTESY PHOTOFlying feat: John Scott Orr dances in Val Caniparoli’s “Swipe

Smuin Ballet gets serious

Smuin Ballet is known for spice and sass, but this spring, it’s…

COURTESY PHOTOFlying feat: John Scott Orr dances in Val Caniparoli’s “Swipe
Courtesy photoMatthew Accarrino

Wine, more wine and a cool scoop of ice cream

Faves and raves by Matthew Accarrino Personal Stats Age: 34 Years in…

Courtesy photoMatthew Accarrino

Technology gone wild in 'FWD: Life Gone Viral'

It’s best to think of “FWD: Life Gone Viral” as a festive…

Bay Area comic Will Durst performs his politically themed act through Election Day.

Time is ripe for political humor

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and President Barack Obama all are fair game…

Bay Area comic Will Durst performs his politically themed act through Election Day.

Dating abuse starts early as middle school

In recent years, parents and educators have become increasingly concerned about dating…

Courtesy photoHistory gone wild: Scrumbly Koldewyn

Merry mayhem in ‘Hot Greeks’

Middle age looks just fine on “Hot Greeks.” The outlandish musical brought…

Courtesy photoHistory gone wild: Scrumbly Koldewyn
Doting on Dots dress from Modcloth

Hot Under Collar

Collared dresses and blouses continue to be on trend, perhaps because they…

Doting on Dots dress from Modcloth
Photo courtesy of James MedcraftA rendition of United Visual Artists + Scanner's "Origin

Music, art and technology collide at free Fort Mason festival

The Creators Project is coming to San Francisco for the very first…

Photo courtesy of James MedcraftA rendition of United Visual Artists + Scanner's "Origin
Courtesy photoFamily saga: Marilyn Pittman gets some laughs out of a tragic situation in her award-winning

Marilyn Pittman rages on

Metaphorically, Marilyn Pittman knows all too well that life is like a…

Courtesy photoFamily saga: Marilyn Pittman gets some laughs out of a tragic situation in her award-winning
courtesy photoLove triangle From left

‘Maurice’ hits U.S. stage almost a century later

Almost one hundred years ago, homosexuality was outlawed in Great Britain. That…

courtesy photoLove triangle From left
COURTESY PHOTODanish wonder: Music by composer Simon Steen-Andersen is on the program at the 17th Other Minds festival in The City.

Revelatory new music at Other Minds

Even die-hard contemporary music buffs who think they've heard everything whistle a…

COURTESY PHOTODanish wonder: Music by composer Simon Steen-Andersen is on the program at the 17th Other Minds festival in The City.
Courtesy photoBay Area Flash Mob performs a Michael Jackson medley in Dolores Park.

Want to be part of a flash mob? Free lessons are being offered

Software engineer Julien Ray is a dance fiend. In his spare time,…

Courtesy photoBay Area Flash Mob performs a Michael Jackson medley in Dolores Park.
Robert Polacek

VIPs strut for heart health

Go Red: On Valentine’s Day at Macy’s in The City, well-heeled San…

Robert Polacek
COURTESY PHOTOPassionate pairing: Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada dance in San Francisco Ballet’s premiere of “Francesca da Rimini.”

S.F. Ballet premiere: Brush up your Dante

The characters all go to hell, the work lives on. That is…

COURTESY PHOTOPassionate pairing: Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada dance in San Francisco Ballet’s premiere of “Francesca da Rimini.”
Courtesy photo“Saturday Night Live’s” Seth Meyers will come out from behind the anchor’s desk for an appearance in Berkeley on Tuesday.

Seth Meyers works hard for his laughs

Though his fans may know him best for his sit-down performances as…

Courtesy photo“Saturday Night Live’s” Seth Meyers will come out from behind the anchor’s desk for an appearance in Berkeley on Tuesday.
Getty Images file photoFruitful harvest: California’s complex soil makes it a perfect place to produce fresh

Sellers must understand the winemaking process

Professional wine buyers are kind of like art curators. They choose the…

Getty Images file photoFruitful harvest: California’s complex soil makes it a perfect place to produce fresh
Courtesy photoIconic role: Bubbly skater Kristine Gardner enjoys portraying Barbie.

Barbie comes to life in 'Disney On Ice presents Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3'

Disney On Ice skater Kristine Gardner is having the time of her…

Courtesy photoIconic role: Bubbly skater Kristine Gardner enjoys portraying Barbie.