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2014/10/18 18:48
2014/10/18 18:48
2d
The teenagers file into the classroom, an army of baggy jeans and stiff hair, acrylic nails and cell phones. They number at least thirty, maybe forty. Their teacher is forcing them to be here, because...
2014/10/18 18:48
2014/10/18 18:48
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2014/10/18 04:25
2014/10/18 04:25
2d
Courtesy of ©Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera "The Gershwins’® Porgy and Bess℠" debuted at San Francisco Opera in 2009 with bass-baritone Eric Owens as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as...
2014/10/17 20:10
2014/10/17 20:10
3d
I have often said that when attending a Handel opera, even for the first time, as was the case when I heard Partenope on Wednesday, October 15, one comes out of the theater feeling one has heard the...
2014/10/17 18:05
2014/10/17 18:05
3d
RSL, USU and BYU are all on national TV this weekend. In MLS play (Friday, 8 p.m., NBCSN), Real Salt Lake travels to Portland. A win would bring the Claret-and-Cobalt one step closer to securing...
2014/10/17 11:33
2014/10/17 11:33
3d
The weekend highlights include top dramas, football and Halloween fare. Here are a few programs to keep in mind: "60 Minutes," 7 p.m. Sunday, CBS Were Christians killed in the Colosseum? No,...
2014/10/17 04:44
2014/10/17 04:44
3d
Today’s entertainment picks: v Kansas, 8 p.m.: Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; stambaughauditorium.com. v “The Spitfire Grill,” 7:30 p.m.: Musical follows the tale of a parolee...
2014/10/17 01:57
2014/10/17 01:57
3d
It took Handel's 1730 "Partenope" two and a half centuries to be staged in San Francisco, but director Christopher Alden's production, acclaimed at its London premiere, makes up for the delay by...
2014/10/15 21:44
2014/10/15 21:44
5d
Andre Nickatina, 8 p.m. Roseland Theater, 8 N.W. Sixth Ave., Portland; $30 through TicketsWest, 800-992-8499 or www.ticketswest.com, www.roselandpdx.com The Oregon Symphony presents The Barbra...
2014/10/13 17:07
2014/10/13 17:07
7d
The Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase, intimate performances by regional artists in a variety of genres, returns to Andrews Hall for four events this month. On Tuesday, October 21,...
2014/10/10 19:10
2014/10/10 19:10
10d
In Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, soprano Julianna Di Giacomo made her San Francisco Opera debut on Saturday, October 4, 2014; and a sensational debut it was! Sounding like a young Beverly...
2014/10/08 00:57
2014/10/08 00:57
13d
The Pretty Reckless, featuring singer Taylor Momsen, plays songs from the new album “Going to Hell” and more. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.] Who's in town Eccentric comedian Bob...
2014/10/06 19:38
2014/10/06 19:38
14d
Here are comments about the David Gockley era by soprano Patricia Racette, who has performed in many operas in companies he has led, and director Francesca Zambello, who conceived the 2011 'Ring'...
2014/10/05 16:57
2014/10/05 16:57
15d
The production, now owned by S.F. Opera, was first seen here in 2006. It's still in pretty good shape, but what made the Saturday revival premiere special was the illustrious cast. Soprano Julianna...
2014/10/05 09:53
2014/10/05 09:53
15d
Quartet of fresh faces promises new vitality for arts In the past two years, four of the largest performing-arts groups in Columbus have hired new artistic leaders. First was the ProMusica Chamber...
2014/10/04 23:19
2014/10/04 23:19
16d
The Washington National Opera’s production of “The Magic Flute, with a libretto adapted by Kelley Rourke, removed the original libretto’s racial context for the character of Monostatos. (Cory...
2014/10/04 08:22
2014/10/04 08:22
16d
SAN FRANCISCO -- The changing of the guard has been announced: David Gockley will step down as general director of San Francisco Opera, though not quite yet. One of the most influential American...
2014/10/03 21:58
2014/10/03 21:58
17d
SAN FRANCISCO -- The general director of the San Francisco Opera says he plans to retire at the end of its 2015-2016 season. David Gockley announced Friday that he would step down as the company's...
2014/10/03 21:57
2014/10/03 21:57
17d
Almost uniquely in the volatile world of opera, Gockley is leaving on his own volition, and to the regret of the board, the staff, and even usually hyper-critical music critics. At a press conference...
2014/09/23 18:04
2014/09/23 18:04
27d
Here's where some of the music machers and/or mensches celebrate the High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur (day of atonement) Oct. 3-4. Nashuva(Founder’s Church...
2014/09/20 22:19
2014/09/20 22:19
30d
Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro,’ which opens the Met season on September 22, 2014. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera) On Monday night, the...
2014/10/18 18:48
2014/10/18 18:48
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