ARTICLES BY Monica Turner

What's Happening
by on 01.28.15

Stark Insider takes a first look at Yountville Live, with concert highlights and interviews with headliners Colbie Caillat and Matt Nathanson. Put your headphones on!

What's Happening
by on 01.27.15

Symphony Silicon Valley announced it will live score Peter Jackson’s Academy-Award winning Lord of the Ring trilogy. Two cycles are planned for April.

What's Happening
by on 01.06.15

BottleRock 2015 lineup announced. Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, No Doubt to headline. Plus appearances by Echosmith, Snoop Dogg, The Avett Brothers, many (many) more.

On Location
by on 12.29.14 VIDEO

With 9 siblings and a successful family band, it’s no wonder that Marie Miller’s talents would include the mandolin, guitar, piano … and vocals. The folk singer-songwriter talks about the perfect man, the creative process, and her favorite tech gear.

What's Happening
by on 12.23.14

First staged in 1985, Sam Shepard’s landmark play ‘A Lie of the Mind’ explores the destinies of two families.

Arts & Culture
by on 12.11.14

You can stream the entire soundtrack to Cirque’s latest show, ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’, free. All you need is your web browser. Here’s how.

Napa Valley
by on 12.10.14

The best of Napa and Sonoma in a gorgeous setting – find out why Masters and Makers @ Meritage is one of Stark Insider’s favorite events of the year.

Independent Film
by on 12.03.14

Past films that have received a global boost from a Sundance appearance include Fruitvale Station, Reservoir Dogs, An Inconvenient Truth, Little Miss Sunshine, sex, lies and videotape, and Whiplash, among many others.

What's Happening
by on 11.19.14

Creative and interesting things to see and do around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here’s some Stark Insider picks.

The Arts
by on 11.14.14 VIDEO

An inside look at the stunning costumes and sets of Cirque’s brand new show. Return to the 19th century as Loni Stark discovers the magic of the industrial revolution.