Emily S. MendelTheaterSan Francisco,
Usually a Tom Stoppard play is an intellectual treat, but “The Hard Problem” is part treat and part treatment. Perhaps I over-anticipated the renowned playwright’s first new play in nine years since I’m such a fan of his ...
Janos GerebenArt & ArchitectureSan Francisco,
The two great Sanskrit epic poems - "Ramayana" and "Mahabharata" - and Divali, the Hindu festival of lights, are treasured in most of Asia, and they have a universal appeal. Divali this year is observed as an official holiday on ...
Joanna G. HarrisDanceSan Francisco,
Deborah Hay “belongs to a group of choreographers who were behind the Judson Church Movement in New York in the 1960s, where daily life movements became part of the choreography and untrained people became dancers.” Her background and ...
David E. MorenoDanceSan Francisco,
“The Bridge Project: Ten Artists Respond to Locus” is an elaborate and somewhat heady vehicle for a multidisciplinary exchange of San Francisco Bay Area performing artists. It features ten world premieres that all utilize dance legend Trisha Brown’s iconic, “Locus” ...
Featuring pianists Anton Batagov, Sarah Cahill, Aaron Diehl, Philip Glass, and Jenny Lin
Michael McDonaghMusicSan Francisco,
Composer-performers were all the rage in nineteenth century Europe. Liszt wowed big crowds with his miraculous technique, and so did Chopin, but the less flashy piano concert tours of Brahms and Clara Schumann were big draws plus their bread and ...
Janos GerebenTheaterSan Francisco,
October 11, 2016
Here's a play that could have turned into a yawner, but ended up as the opposite - engaging, vibrant, fascinating. The world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's "Seared" at the San Francisco Playhouse (http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2016-2017-season/seared/), which commissioned ...
Emily S. MendelArt & ArchitectureSan Francisco,
While admired and respected during their lifetimes in early 17th century France, the works of the three talented Le Nain brothers, Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, are now hardly known in the United States. In fact, the last U.S. exhibition of ...
House HunterHouse PornSan Francisco,
1350 Jones Street
Built in 1909
Formal living room/fireplace
Formal dining room/sitting area
Custom gourmet kitchen
Solarium breakfast area
View master suite/fireplace & library
His & her bathrooms & dressing room
Guest bedroom or ...
A new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences
Janos GerebenDestinationsSan Francisco,
September 30, 2016
Renzo Piano's magnificent "all-glass see-through" California Academy of Sciences ([http://www.calacademy.org) in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (across from another architectural wonder, Herzog & de Meuron's de Young Museum) had its eighth birthday three days ago. The ...
Janos GerebenMusicSan Francisco,
The superbly melodic operas of Gaetano Donizetti represent a triumph of the human spirit over extreme adversities. Long before syphilis and bipolar disorder drove him into an insane asylum and then early death at age 51 in 1848, he had ...