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.
Get Out: Film Night with San Francisco Symphony

In Review: Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ with live score by San Francisco Symphony

During its 2019-2020 season, the SF Symphony continues with its popular Film Series, providing a remarkable way to enjoy great American cinema. Each film is stripped of its soundtrack, and the musical score then is recreated and performed live by the SF Symphony. Scheduled for this season are Get Out...
Harriet - Film Review

Film Review: ‘Harriet’ inspires and heals

American film director Kasi Lemmons has been interviewed extensively on her vision for her stirring film biography of Harriet Tubman. Lemmons has said: "She was incredibly strong. She was incredibly tiny….This very small, very strong, very fierce woman was doing this work in incredibly turbulent times….The physicality involved in...
Saha San Francisco - Review

San Francisco Dining: A visit to Saha restaurant

Chef Aboghanem is happy to be offering his signature dishes, rooted in his Yemeni background, to San Francisco diners again.
Downton Abbey Film Review 2019 - Stark Insider

Film Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ a pleasant, glossy experience with beautiful cinematography

From 2010 to 2015 the Downton Abbey television series fascinated American audiences. Created by Julian Fellowes, the miniseries chronicled the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family in the early 20th century, after the Great War (1914-1918) and before the Great Depression. Downton Abbey The Movie was made for devoted fans...
OFFICIAL SECRETS - Film Review- Keira Knightley

Film Review: ‘Official Secrets’ a fascinating glimpse into British intelligence

Keira Knightley’s performance is central to the success of the film.
Q Ball Film Review - San Francisco Film Festival

‘Q Ball’ Film Review: Rehabilitation is possible and even essential

Closing night at the 2019 San Francisco Film Festival featured Q Ball, a powerful documentary about basketball with Kevin Durant as an executive producer. This was the premiere showing for the film. A Fox Sports Film release, Q Ball has multiple producers and executive producers. In this film director and...
Leslie Odom with the San Francisco Symphony - Review

In Review: Leslie Odom with the San Francisco Symphony

While Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton musical continues to light up the stage at a SHN theater, one of its original stars lit up the stage at the San Francisco Symphony during the weekend just past. Leslie Odom, Jr., best known to many Hamilton fans as vice president Aaron Burr, is...

What’s Happening: Kronos Festival at SFJAZZ (Review)

During its 2019-2020 season the SFJAZZ Center will feature more than 400 concerts in its Civic Center location. Included are residencies by such luminaries as Marcus Shelby. Last April the venue hosted the NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert which honored Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman and Dorthaan Kirk. Late...
Review: Beautiful Carole King Musical at SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco

San Francisco Stage: Feel-good Carole King musical hits all the right notes

Leaving the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in a good mood, you won’t even mind the traffic jam outside the theater.
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

What’s Happening: CAAMFest 37 film festival celebrates Asian cultures

Celebrating nearly two decades of Asian American film and culture, CAAMFest returns to San Francisco for ten days packed with movies, music and cuisine, presented by the Center for Asian American Media. In a warm press release from Mayor London Breed, CAAMFest is honored as a showcase "for the richness...