Jeanne Powell

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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.
Film Review: The High Note

Film Review: ‘The High Note’ & Dakota Johnson take us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene

Streaming at the end of May 2020 is a Focus Features film release directed by Nisha Ganatra and written by Flora Greeson. The High Note takes us to the glamorous side of the Los Angeles music scene, with lots of nostalgia for the classic moments in rock & roll. Tracee...
Sunday in the Park with George - Review at San Francisco Playhouse

Theater News: San Francisco Playhouse 2020-2021 season revealed

San Francisco Playhouse has just announced its upcoming season. This will be their 18th season, and their most ambitious one yet. In fact, the announcement was made the previous night at their first-ever live streaming season announcement party. On the mainstage will be Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman in its west...
Trader Joe's response to panic buying during coronavirus COVID-19 - Fearless Flyer

Trader Joe’s response to panic buying

In February 2020 Joseph Hardin Coulombe died at the age of 90. He founded the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain in the U.S. in 1967, and he would have been proud of the way TJ handled the recent spate of panic buying and hoarding. Those of us who have discovered...
Film Review: Top End Wedding

Film Review: ‘Top End Wedding’ a crowd-pleaser worth your time

A feel-good film from beginning to end, Top End Wedding was a crowd-pleaser in 2019, Australia’s highest grossing film. A romantic comedy with a happy ending (spoiler alert), one thinks of Four Weddings and a Funeral because of the ups and downs of more than one romantic relationship and...
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...