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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...
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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.”
Review: Seal with San Francisco Symphony

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

The enthusiastic San Francisco audience went “crazy” with excitement.
Cat Cora - Iron Chef, Food Network

What’s Happening San Francisco: Food Network’s Cat Cora to keynote Project Open Hand holiday Luncheon

Organizers at non-profit Project Open Hand have announced that its 25th anniversary "Hand to Hand Holiday Luncheon" will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason St.) will host, with the event taking place from 11am-1:30pm. Proceeds will benefit Project Open Hand and their efforts to serve...
The San Francisco Symphony announces its annual holiday concert season | November 30 - December 31, 2017

What’s Happening: Seth MacFarlane headlines San Francisco Symphony holiday concerts

Comedian, actor, and all-round guy-with-the-smile Seth MacFarlane is set to headline the San Francisco Symphony annual holiday concert season. We have those details and more below, including the full schedule. Mark your calendars, once again SF Symphony has pulled out all the stops. Grammy Award-nominated Seth MacFarlane will join the...
The Lion in Winter - Custom Made Theatre San Francisco Review

A campy Christmas at the Custom Made Theatre Company

The Lion in Winter is a family drama with stakes that make Lear look like a petty squabble. It’s 1183, and King Henry II of England rules a good chunk of Europe. His three sons all want the crown—and the hand of Alais, the French princess who is their...
The Eva Trilogy Review - Magic Theatre, San Francisco

A new Irish epic at Magic Theatre

Multi-part epics are always intimidating. They’re a big commitment to make in advance, and there’s a sense of failure if you don’t see them through. No one wants to be the quitter who only saw Voyage (in Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia) or Das Rheingold (in Wagner’s Ring cycle)....
Whole Foods Market

Amazon no longer selling wine online to consumers, but: Whole Foods

Retailers that sell alcohol can't accept payments from suppliers to advertise their products. And since wine producers pay Amazon fees to sell through Amazon Wine and it sells as a retailer through its newly acquired Whole Foods Market chain, the situation violates the law. So Amazon Wine which was launched...
Dee Rees - Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Weekend Recap: Dee Rees leads the way

Dee Rees. I didn't know much about her. After Mill Valley Film Festival opening weekend that all changed. The director, best known for Netflix's coming-of-age darling Pariah (2011), held court at the "Mind the Gap" summit on Saturday. Flanked on either side by members of her filmmaking team that helped...