Millennials not embracing wine notes Silicon Valley Bank industry report

Oversupply and low demand could result in discounting, leading to "the best wine values in 20 years."

Theater News: Berkeley Rep ‘Gatz’ is a 6 hour marathon production

And you thought The Godfather was long?Berkeley Rep has announced that its production of Obie-winning Gatz will run 6 hours long when it hits the stage next month. Fortunately there'll be plenty of breathers for the audience, including a 2-hour break for dinner.The production does take place in a...
Joy Harjo at JCCSF - Review - Stark Insider

Artists Always Are Looking a Little Ahead: Joy Harjo at JCCSF (Review)

As we enter the winter season, what better way to honor all that we have and all that we need to remember, than to listen to the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. Recently she spent an evening with an attentive audience at the...
In Review: Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

In Review: Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

With this year's annual December concert series, Kitka celebrates 40 years of fearless sonic exploring of haunting music from eastern Europe and Eurasia, along with vocal practices from Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia (just south of Russia) and Turkey. Included in their impressive repertoire is music from the Balkan countries...
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ an inspiring, absorbing documentary about a very private person

"An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of [a] legendary storyteller and Nobel prize winner".
Film Review: Judy starring Renee Zellweger

Film Review: Finding ‘Judy’

My neighbor Kitty telephones one afternoon and says, “let’s go see Judy.” Since we do not know anyone named Judy, I quickly figure out she is referring to the acclaimed film biography of Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger.OK, I say. Where is it playing? At the Presidio? Oh, I...
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...
Michael Luwoye & Isaiah Johnson

San Francisco Theater News: ‘Hamilton’ at BroadwaySF extended through May 31, 2020

Still haven't seen the smash Broadway hit Hamilton?Good news for those in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.BroadwaySF has announced the historical musical based on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has been extended through May 31, 2020.As you may already know this is a hot ticket. So be prepared...
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...

Theater News: San Francisco’s Magic Theatre announces artistic director Loretta Greco will depart end of 2019-2020 season

Magic Theatre is now in its 53rd year of continuous operation. Loretta Greco has been artistic director since 2008.