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2014/07/29 01:10
2014/07/29 01:10
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On Wednesday, July 16, I was again at Castello di Amorosa for a 6:30 PM concert given by the Zukerman Chamber Players, a group founded by Pinchas Zukerman in 2002 and, for this event, consisting of...
2014/07/29 01:10
2014/07/29 01:10
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2014/07/28 21:57
2014/07/28 21:57
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The 29-year-old vocalist, who had a golf-ball sized tumor removed from her neck in May, appears in West Edge Opera’s production of Puccini’s classic, onstage in Berkeley this week. Sessler, a voice...
2014/07/28 21:57
2014/07/28 21:57
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... is a dream come true,” she enthuses about her appearance this week with the San Francisco Symphony. “When I was a kid, one of my favorite albums was the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of...
2014/07/28 21:53
2014/07/28 21:53
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The Music Academy of the West doesn't skimp on conductors. This year's biggest name is New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert. He led an enthusiastic chamber ensemble at the Lobero Theatre...
2014/07/24 18:59
2014/07/24 18:59
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Stephen B. Aizenberg 1944–2014 Stephen B. Aizenberg passed away tragically on July 17, 2014, near his home in Leeds, Utah. Born April 25, 1944, in San Francisco, he was a beloved family patriarch...
2014/07/24 02:24
2014/07/24 02:24
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We would like to think that the variety of artistic endeavors happening this week will counteract the comparatively awful acts of human behavior being displayed elsewhere. You know what I'm referring...
2014/07/24 02:24
2014/07/24 02:24
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Known for her raspy voice and confessional lyrics, singer/songwriter and guitarist Melissa Etheridge has become a rock music icon. The Oscar and Grammy winner's success is a groundbreaker, since the...
2014/07/23 23:04
2014/07/23 23:04
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Orlando Shakespeare Theater has cast the principal roles in its upcoming production of "Les Miserables," which opens Sept. 12. (For tickets or more information, call Previously cast were Florida...
2014/07/22 15:58
2014/07/22 15:58
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Composer John Adams often has described his transformation from born-and-bred New Englander to born-again West Coaster. He finished up a master's degree at Harvard in 1971 and hit the road, just like...
2014/07/17 02:24
2014/07/17 02:24
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Within the past year or so, San Francisco has become Cheyenne Jackson's home away from home. The handsome star of stage, screen, television, and concerts has been the SF Pride Grand Marshal, starred...
2014/07/14 09:05
2014/07/14 09:05
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Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel - whose celebrated international career began when he was a child and later included stints at the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera has died. He was...
2014/07/08 07:18
2014/07/08 07:18
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We exhort our children to be brave—about a nightmare, a first day at school. They are not striving to follow some blueprint of human virtue. They are just busy growing up. Learning to be brave in...
2014/07/08 05:06
2014/07/08 05:06
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When you think of summer, it brings thoughts of blue skies, pleasant breezes and a busy schedule of weddings, graduations, and celebrations. In Hawaii, The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii held...
2014/07/06 07:57
2014/07/06 07:57
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Admission is free at the Asian Art Museum for Target Free First Sunday. Current exhibitions include “Gorgeous” and the final few days of “The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi...
2014/07/06 06:57
2014/07/06 06:57
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With novels by Dave Eggers, Jacqueline Winspear and Ellen Sussman out in July, readers have a wealth of new fiction to choose from. In nonfiction, James Nestor takes readers into the deep, and local...
2014/07/04 20:11
2014/07/04 20:11
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Kicking off the 2014 Ojai North Music Festival on Thursday, June 19, was a comic opera by Jeremy Denk and Steven Stucky entitled The Classical Style: An Opera (of Sorts). According to Denk, Music...
2014/07/03 12:25
2014/07/03 12:25
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SAN FRANCISCO - When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the...
2014/07/03 02:24
2014/07/03 02:24
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The San Francisco Symphony closed the 2013-14 season recently with a belated three-week mini-festival honoring the centenary of gay British composer Benjamin Britten's birth. Better late than never,...
2014/07/02 21:27
2014/07/02 21:27
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Those hankering for a hunk of watermelon, piping hot chili or a dazzling fireworks finale need wait no longer. The Peninsula has whipped up a feast of family-friendly events to mark Independence Day....
2014/07/02 21:01
2014/07/02 21:01
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... many plays feature an all-Latino cast, let alone all El Salvadoran. But Paul Flores' Placas placed brown actors and a brown experience center stage. The 2012 production explored a...
2014/07/29 01:10
2014/07/29 01:10
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