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Tuck & Patti - San Francisco Jazz Festival Review

36th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival in Full Swing: Tuck & Patti (Review)

The repertoire of Tuck and Patti deftly illustrates the purpose of this venue — bring people together across the Americas to celebrate music, love and life.
Loni Stark in Destination Unknown - Stark Insider

Destination Unknown

By and by Man will try To get out into the sky, Sailing far beyond the air From Down and Here to Up and There. Stars and sky, sky and stars Make us feel the prison bars. Suppose it done. Now we ride Closed in steel, up there, outside Through our port-holes see the vast Heaven-scape go rushing past. Shall...
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Top 10 interesting things about new trailer for ‘Suspiria’ remake

The Suspiria remake is on the way. And today Amazon Studios has finally released a teaser trailer. See below for 90 seconds of delightful weirdness, moodiness and creepiness. Bring it! Suspiria (2018) is scheduled to hit theaters November 2. Jump down to see 10 things I noted about the...
Dakota Johnson stars in SUSPIRIA Photo: Sandro Kopp/Amazon Studios

What to make of ‘Suspiria’ remake? First stills from Amazon Studios offer potential clues

What to make of the upcoming (November 2, 2018) Suspiria remake? Well, I guess you can at least be thankful it's not another overblown Hollywood blockbuster super hero movie. Then again, it is traversing hallowed ground. Though I'm intrigued by the prospect of a modernized version of Dario Argento's seminal...
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The David Lynch ‘Festival of Disruption’ Experience (Stark Insider Video)

A new Stark Insider video is here! Filmmaker David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man) hosts a bi-annual arts & music fest held in Los Angeles (October) and Brooklyn (May) each year called Festival of Disruption. NEW: Watch Stark Insider on Amazon Prime Lynch curates the line-up himself which features...
SFMOMA: René Magritte: The Fifth Season - Photo Review - Stark Insider

In Photos: René Magritte ‘The Fifth Season’ at SFMOMA

A Stark Insider photo review of René Magritte: The Fifth Season at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). #thisisnotahashtag And what a savvy way to kick off the striking Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967) exhibit! On Friday, SFMOMA held a member preview and proved, once again, that it was quite possibly the...

Stark Insider On Location: Sunset Blvd.

Fire is coming! Fire is coming! New Stark Insider video is incoming. Tune in to starkinsider.com 05.19.2018. 3D glasses not required. Stark Insider On Location: Sunset Blvd., Hollywood 05.19.2018. Subscribe to Stark Insider on YouTube to receive notifications when new videos are posted.
San Francisco Theater Review: ME AND MY GIRL at 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco

Tap and Tomfoolery: Me and My Girl

It’s funny how two people can discover the same thing at once. Calculus. Oxygen. A neglected musical. Me and My Girl, hardly a household name even among connoisseurs of classic musical theater, is getting simultaneous revivals from 42nd Street Moon in San Francisco and Encores! in New York –...
The Color Purple - SHN Orpheum Theatre review by Ilana Walder-Biesanz

Star power makes The Color Purple bright

The women of The Color Purple have unimaginably hard lives. They’re subject to an unrelenting series of rape, abuse, and racism. The musical (currently on tour to the SHN Orpheum) is touching and uplifting in spite of that, because it’s the story of how they overcome all those forces...