Come From Away San Francisco Review

‘Come From Away’: A musical gift to SF audiences

I don’t usually cry throughout a show. At the climactic tragic moment perhaps, but not all the way through. Watching Come From Away (SHN Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco), I had tears streaming down my face for 100 solid minutes. This is the kind of story – and storytelling...
Imagine Dragons - BottleRock - Napa Photos

Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams to headline BottleRock 2019

Organizers this morning took the wraps off the line-up for BottleRock 2019 and it looks like another promising weekend for concert go-ers. See below for complete concert listing including all the acts and artists.Headlining artists at this year's BottleRock music, wine, food and craft brew festival -- now in its...
Kim Nalley - Feinstein's at the Nikko - Review

San Francisco In Review: Kim Nalley at the Nikko

This month the amazing Kim Nalley performed her Christmas show in Feinstein’s at the Nikko, and filled the intimate club with musical joy.Feinstein’s nightclub is located in the Nikko Hotel, just off historic Union Square in San Francisco. Founder and cabaret singer Michael Feinstein is an interpreter of the...
Mary Queen of Scots - Film Review - Stark Insider

Margot Robbie captures attention in ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ (Review)

Essayist Jeanne Powell's take on film Mary, Queen of Scots.Queen Mary Stuart has been celebrated and profiled on stage and screen since Friedrich Schiller’s play in 1800, Gaetano Donizetti’s opera in 1835 and an acclaimed Broadway production in 2005 directed by Phyllida Lloyd. In films she has been portrayed...
Emma Stone in The Favourite

Juicy romp ‘The Favourite’ should garner Oscar buzz for Emma Stone (Review)

The Favourite is a juicy and irreverent romp through the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain (1665-1714), with a focus on her years as a widow under the political influence of Sarah Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough.Through the use of potent dramatic sketches and brilliant cinematography, director Yorgos...
Film Review: Superb documentary 'Perfect Note' profiles San Francisco's Café Jacqueline

Film Review: ‘Perfect Note’ tells uplifting story about San Francisco’s Café Jacqueline

Café Jacqueline, near the intersection of Grant and Union in San Francisco, has been a culinary legend for 27 years. This tiny restaurant in the heart of North Beach is the subject of a short documentary Perfect Note, Perfect Taste screened at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.Chef Jacqueline grew...
Ask for Jane film review - Napa Valley Film Festival

‘Ask Jane’ a riveting independent film based on true events

Ask for Jane is a riveting independent film shown recently at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Written and directed by Rachel Carey and produced by Caroline Hirsch, the movie tells the story of a Chicago-based underground collective which provided pregnancy terminations for thousands of middle-class women in the late...

What’s Happening: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces ‘Hearts in SF’

15th anniversary of iconic fundraiser scheduled for early 2019.
Rosamund Pike / A Private War

A Private War: “You only cry when you bleed” (Review)

Rosamund Pike stars as celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin.
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Stark Insider Presents: The Flintstone House (Video)

Yabba Dabba Do. A new Stark Insider Presents video is here.Take a look inside The Flintstone House, an iconic fantasy land located just south of San Francisco.New owner Florence Fang chats with Loni Stark about re-visiting her youth and the joy of the famed Flintstones television series, the 5...