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Elle Fanning - Teen Spirit - Cinequest Film Festival appearance

What’s Happening: Actress Elle Fanning to appear at Cinequest film festival in San Jose

Breaking news.Cinequest has just announced that actress Elle Fanning will make an appearance at this year's edition of the film and creativity festival.Per the email from Cinequest CEO and co-founder Halfdan Hussey:"Cinequest is thrilled to announce Elle Fanning will join us for a Maverick Spirit Award presentation and conversation...

3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.
Broadway Musical Review: Hamilton at SHN Orpheum San Francisco

‘Hamilton’ Review: Founding of country was much more difficult than you were taught

Stark Insider Broadway Review by Jeanne Powell: Hamilton at the SHN Orpheum Theatre San Francisco.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s remarkable Broadway stage musical Hamilton celebrating America’s founding fathers, but especially Alexander Hamilton, is back in San Francisco on its third national tour.The long-running popularity of this ground-breaking history lesson, composed in hip-hop...
Rock the Garden - Montalvo

What’s Happening: Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, Tom Rush, more at Montalvo Arts Center

Montalvo Arts Center has announced its line-up for Spring (see below for all the details).Live improv show Broadway's Next Hit Musical, artist Tom Rush, Willie K and Raul Malo are just some of the headlining acts you can expect to see at the Montalvo Arts Center -- located south of...
The White Crow opens The Mostly British Film Festival

What’s Happening: Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

From February 14 through 21, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s festival features both new and classic films from English-speaking countries outside the United States -- the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa.The Mostly British Film Festival opens with...

Best Of: 2019 Specialty Food Association Fancy Food Show (Wrap-up)

Travel writer Janice Nieder picks out some of her favorites from the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.Although I didn't get to try everything (which is understandable since this is the largest specialty foods and beverages trade show in North America, with over 80,000 edibles to sample;) I...

State of the Wine Industry Report: Premium wine sales continue to decline as Millennials gravitate to alternatives

Baby Boomers are retiring, and faced with fixed incomes, are reducing expenses. Will and can Millennials make up the difference in wine spending?
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...
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...
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...