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The show begins with the theatre equivalent of a palate-chaser, as the lights plunge you into a darkness so deep that the stage lights sear your eyes when they come up. Whatever you leave behind is exactly that – left behind.

Moment in Time
Clinton Stark
04.17.2014

Scene in San Francisco, post SFIFF screening of Gia Coppola’s PALO ALTO.

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Indie Film
BY | 04.16.14

‘Palo Alto’, the film, offers a (significantly) different perspective on life here in Silicon Valley, then, say, the HBO satire ‘Silicon Valley’.

Gone-Girl
Film
BY | 04.15.14

Like we saw in the creepy, visceral Se7en (1995), Fincher once again cloaks his scenes in darkness. Even broad daylight seems less bright.

Wittenberg-Aurora-Theatre-Review
Theater & Arts
BY | 04.14.14

Davalos characterizes Faustus as a Renaissance Timothy Leary.

An-Iliad-San-Jose-Stage-review
Priam's children
BY | 04.14.14

This is a massive tome, and their cuts were well placed to “sing the rage of Peleus’s son Achilles” without tediously dragging the audience across every Greek battlefield or repeating the well known story of the Trojan horse.

Carmel-by-The-Sea Plein Air, Loni Stark
California Travel
BY | 04.11.14 VIDEO

At the Plein Air Convention in Monterey I’ve made many new friends. And I’ve begun the challenging journey of painting landscapes.

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The Artist Diaries
BY | 04.09.14 VIDEO

Plein Air artist and Instructor Bill Davidson from Atlanta, ever gregarious and a wonderful teacher, tells me to be bold. Each brush stroke should be confident.

TheatreWorks-Hound-Baskervilles
Theatre of Deathly Intent
BY | 04.07.14

This version of ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ by TheatreWorks stays true to its Brit roots, perhaps in a way never imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle. Hint: think Monty Python.

Mario Frangoulis
All things Greek
BY | 04.07.14

His voice was so strong that he could have blown away the entire Nourse Auditorium if he dispensed with the mic.