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A Thousand Splendid Suns - Review at A.C.T. San Francisco

‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ breaks hearts in spite of its flaws

Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two Afghani women, Laila and Mariam. Both end up married to the abusive Rasheed during the oppressive reign of the Taliban, but their friendship flourishes in these harsh conditions. Ursula Rani Sarma’s theatrical adaptation, currently receiving its world...
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What’s Happening: ‘LUZIA’ by Cirque du Soleil arrives in San Jose

Good news for those who enjoy the performing arts in Silicon Valley and, in particular, Cirque du Soleil! San Jose. Congratulations. It's now your turn. After a successful run in San Francisco, Cirque du Soleil's newest touring show has moved South down Highway 101 to the capital of Silicon Valley. And...
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On Location San Francisco: Auguste Rodin Centenary Installation at Legion of Honor (Video)

"I don't invent, I rediscover." Likewise we are also so inclined -- in this case, to rediscover the works of a 20th century master. Auguste Rodin has left an eternal mark, not only on the world of art, but modern day culture too. After all, how many artists can say they've had their works...
Fun Home Musical Review - San Francisco Curran

A powerful ‘Fun Home’, and a new theatrical home for San Francisco

Fun Home doesn’t need my praise. The show, by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (lyrics and book) won rave reviews and the 2015 Best Musical Tony Award for its Broadway run. But I can’t restrain myself: go, go, go see this! I laughed, I teared up, I sunk...

Oscar Watch: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling lead record-tying 14 nominations for LA LA LAND (Video)

"I didn't even know he could dance." That was actress Emma Stone talking about her dashing co-star Ryan Gosling. Turns out that, yes, they both can dance -- exceptionally well. News broke today that La La Land had done what a lot of critics were forecasting: dominated the 2017 Oscar nominations. 14...
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Oscar Watch: Nicole Kidman scores best actress nomination for LION (Video)

Nicole Kidman's understated and riveting performance in Lion has not only won over new and existing fans alike, but also is receiving glowing reviews from critics. And the good news keeps on coming. Now the famed Australian actress can add the Academy to the list of those who feel her performance...
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What’s Happening: San Francisco Symphony holiday line-up

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And that means the San Francisco Symphony has once again rolled out its holiday concert season. See below for the complete schedule. Highlights include a screening of classic film Singin' in the Rain with live orchestra, a "Marri-achi" Christmas with Mariachi Sol...
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Stark Insider BTS: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil – A Waking Dream of Mexico (Video)

Cirque du Soleil is back in town with a new show. Luzia is its name, and the artistic touring production is dubbed "a waking dream of Mexico." Stark Insider went backstage at the White Big Top in San Francisco to get the scoop on the magic behind the first touring Cirque...
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Scene San Francisco: Cirque du Soleil LUZIA opening night (Video)

The word is out: Cirque is in town! This week, under the White Big Top in San Francisco, a waking dream of  Mexico comes to life with new touring experience LUZIA. On opening night, the tent was packed to the rafters as the world famous troupe showed why it reins supreme when...