Jeanne Powell

Jeanne is a published poet and essayist. She holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of San Francisco. Jeanne has taught in the CS, UB and OLLI programs at universities in the City. Her books in print include MY OWN SILENCE and WORD DANCING from Taurean Horn Press.
Indie Film Review: 'Top End Wedding'

Mostly British Film Festival: ‘Top End Wedding’ and ‘Jill Billcock: Dancing the Invisible’

A few Stark Insider capsule film reviews from the Mostly British Film Festival (Vogue Theatre) in San Francisco. TOP END WEDDING (2019) Director: Wayne Blair Writers: Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler Stars: Brooklyn Doomadgee, Helena Johnson, Dan Collins A standout at the Mostly British Film Festival this year is the Australian romantic comedy, Top End Wedding, directed by...
Alternative Renderings, a duo exhibition featuring new work by San Francisco based artists, Tom Colcord and Tim Irani

San Francisco Arts: ‘Alternative Renderings’ at Glass Rice Art Gallery

A duo exhibition featuring new work by San Francisco based artists Tom Colcord and Tim Irani.
The Presidio Things to Do, San Francisco, Tour and events

In San Francisco: What’s new at the Presidio

The Presidio of San Francisco (originally, El Presidio Real de San Francisco or The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis) is a park and former U.S. Army military fort on the northern tip of the SF Peninsula, and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Presidio staff and volunteers offer many free tours to visitors in the spring of...
In San Francisco: Paula West at the Nikko (Review)

In San Francisco: Paula West at the Nikko (Review)

Paula West has opened a two-week engagement at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco. This popular cabaret performer has captured the hearts of jazz lovers over the years due to her extraordinary devotion to and understanding of the complexity and beauty of jazz classics as well as other...
Kristin Scott Thomas in 'Military Wives'

Indie Film: Mostly British Film Festival opens Feb. 13 in San Francisco

The British are coming this month, for the annual Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco. From February 13th to February 20th, the historic Vogue Theater will feature films from England and its former colonies -- India, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa. Opening night begins with a screening...
Joy Harjo at JCCSF - Review - Stark Insider

Artists Always Are Looking a Little Ahead: Joy Harjo at JCCSF (Review)

As we enter the winter season, what better way to honor all that we have and all that we need to remember, than to listen to the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. Recently she spent an evening with an attentive audience at the...
In Review: Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

In Review: Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

With this year's annual December concert series, Kitka celebrates 40 years of fearless sonic exploring of haunting music from eastern Europe and Eurasia, along with vocal practices from Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia (just south of Russia) and Turkey. Included in their impressive repertoire is music from the Balkan countries...
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ an inspiring, absorbing documentary about a very private person

"An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of [a] legendary storyteller and Nobel prize winner".
Film Review: Judy starring Renee Zellweger

Film Review: Finding ‘Judy’

My neighbor Kitty telephones one afternoon and says, “let’s go see Judy.” Since we do not know anyone named Judy, I quickly figure out she is referring to the acclaimed film biography of Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger. OK, I say. Where is it playing? At the Presidio? Oh, I...