San Francisco Bay Area

Jerry Seinfeld
What's Happening
BY | 08.08.14

Jerry Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. He’s best known for playing himself in the sitcom ‘Seinfeld’ (1989-1998).

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California Wine
BY | 08.05.14

How emotional do you need to be to spend $1,200 on a cult wine allocation from Napa? The marketing of desire in action.

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Final count: 530
BY | 08.04.14

This motiv count changed the listening experience, as it forced you to listen through the often dense texture to pick up on repetitions happening deep in the music.

Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin
Theater & Arts
BY | 07.30.14

“Chopin is the angel of all pianists,” says Felder, “he really was able to take piano to new heights that hadn’t been seen before him. All these years later, we still strive to create the magic that he supposedly created at the instrument… it’s really ethereal.”

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Wine News
BY | 07.29.14 VIDEO

2014 Harvest in Napa starts a few days early. Napa Valley Vintners says most are “predicting an abundant, high-quality harvest for the third year in a row.”

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On Location
BY | 07.24.14 VIDEO

Andrew Ripp talks about the music business, finding hope, and the creative process. Watch the interview, plus concert highlights from show at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa.

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ride that pony home!
BY | 07.22.14

The Naked Empire Buffoon Company (Sabrina Wensky and Cara McClendon) could give John Belushi’s killer bees a run for their money. These two combine the petulance of an ill-mannered child with the wiles of a Chechen terrorist.

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into the belly of the beast...
BY | 07.21.14

Broadly, energy on stage fits one of three patterns: the fierce, isolated intensity of Ahab, the compliant, but detached skepticism of Starbuck, and the intentionally unfocused direction of the rest of the cast. This tripartite energy division serves the action well.

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Dissing the dinosaur
BY | 07.15.14

This script is so strong, in part, because the playwright avoids the prescriptive; instead, he provides four rich characters with whom you genuinely want to spend time.

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Wine Country
BY | 07.09.14 VIDEO

Classical rockstar Joshua Bell kicks off opening night this Friday when he performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the spectacular Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga.