San Francisco

Expanded SSC coverage now includes San Francisco Opera and Opera San Jose

Arias and symphonies!We're very excited to be now working with San Francisco Opera and Opera San Jose. Look for continued coverage here throughout the season as we bring some of the most in-depth, Twitter and Web 2.0-friendly, behind the scenes style, personable stories, videos among all the media, new...

Gone in 60 Seconds: Opera, Art, Glasses, Berkeley!

Also, Loni in East Coast studio! Follow Stark Insider on Twitter: @StarkInsider.

San Francisco Opera: Verdi’s ‘Otello’ intoxicates with jealousy and glorious arias

Otello, often considered one of Verdi's grandest and most challenging operas, is based on Shakespeare's play by the same name. San Francisco Opera's enactment of Verdi's masterpiece displays both the blinding power of jealousy and its tragic consequences.It was a surprisingly sunny day in San Francisco, but once the...

Sneak peek: New SSC tech

Did you know Loni used to work at the E! Channel? our "labs". Got the OK from Clint to show some the things we're working on. More below.

San Francisco Opera Presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello

San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork Otello, opening November 8 with six subsequent performances through December 2 at the War Memorial Opera House. Starring in the title role is South African tenor Johan Botha alongside Bulgarian soprano Zvetelina Vassileva as Desdemona and Italian baritone Marco Vratogna as...

On Location: Halloween at Union Square, San Francisco

Before and after November at ACT, Clint and Loni walked the streets among the crazies, fitting right in.

On Location: The Tenderloin Experiment

An edgy evening in San Francisco, heading to The Bald Soprano at Cutting Box Theater. Spot the Dario Argento homage!

Pieces of Bay Bridge fall: Once again Twitter first on the scene

Check out this dramatic photo posted to Twitter today by a very anxious and concerned bridge crosser. That is a cable and steel fragments, fallen from a cantilever section of the famous Bay Bridge which links San Francisco to Oakland; the bridge that commuters universally loathe.I can only imagine...

Opening this week: Spring Awakening (Broadway San Jose), November (ACT), Bald Soprano (Cutting Ball), Mrs. Whitney (Magic)

Quick update for all you fans of great theater and musicals! The hits keep coming. Four shows open this week in the San Francisco Bay Area.At the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco, we have November, a political satire by David Mamet.Apparently it would make "even a Glengarry...

Disastrous newspaper circulation numbers, San Francisco Chronicle loses 25% of its subscribers

No sense in kicking an industry when it's down, but you may find it hard not to rubber neck a little at the sight that is traditional media, dying roadside. And it's Frankenstein ugly—too bad, it only wanted some readers and love.According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, all...