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Crystal by Cirque du Soleil - Photos

First Look: Cirque du Soleil’s new show on ice ‘Crystal’ (Photos)

For the first time ever a Cirque du Soleil show is hitting the ice. Crystal, the company's 42nd production, features world-class ice skaters and acrobats performing on a "frozen playground." In this first look see below for some brand-new production photos from the show. The only Northern California performance of Crystal will...

‘Luzia’ by Cirque du Soleil opens at Dodger Stadium, L.A. (BTS Video)

“A fun weeknight out @cirquedusoleil with the kiddos and my parents  🏟 #LUZIA" Cirque du Soleil's new show Luzia – A Waking Dream of Mexico apparently has Jessica Alba's seal of approval. The actress and model Heidi Klum attended the Los Angeles premiere at Dodger Stadium, and were spotted earlier on the red carpet....
Kyle MacLachlan - Golden Globe nomination for Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks’ Kyle MacLachlan on Golden Globe nomination: “It’s very surreal”

Describing Twin Peaks as surreal is a pretty common assessment, especially given director David Lynch's penchant for using abstract artists such as Francis Bacon and René Magritte to influence the style of his movies. Now you can also describe Kyle MacLachlan's Golden Globe nomination (Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie)...
A Christmas Carol Review - San Francisco American Conservatory Theater

‘A Christmas Carol’ at A.C.T. proves once again a wonderful family tradition (Review)

The Bay Area’s favorite holiday tradition returns as American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Now in its 41st year at A.C.T., A Christmas Carol welcomes the return of James Carpenter as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ken Ruta as the ghost of Jacob Marley. Last weekend...

Stark Insider Interview: Director Petra Volpe, ‘The Divine Order’ and Suffrage

"God doesn’t want women to be in politics. God has created the world with clearly assigned roles and if we mix up that order it’s the apocalypse.”
Watch on the Rhine - Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Review

Fighting fascism at Berkeley Rep: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ (Review)

Lead photo: (front row, l to r) Jonah Horowitz (Bodo Muller), Emma Curtin (Babette Muller), and Elijah Alexander (Kurt Muller); (back row, l to r) Sarah Agnew (Sara Muller) and Silas Sellnow (Joshua Muller) in Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine at Berkeley Rep. It makes sense that Lillian Hellman’s 1941...
Twin Peaks The Return - Cooper and Palmer in the Red Room

Rolling Stone, Vulture, Cahiers du Cinéma name ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ best of 2017

But can David Lynch's surreal exploration of small town American life win at the Golden Globes?

In Review: Seal performs with SF Symphony, receives thunderous standing ovation

The enthusiastic San Francisco audience went “crazy” with excitement.
Loni Stark and Clinton Stark Documentaries - Stark Insider

Stark Insider Short Film Collection shot on Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500, RED Scarlet-W

Lesson learned: at the end of the day the least important thing is ... the camera.