Giselle

Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella has been polishing up story ballets over the past five years with revivals including Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Cinderella, et al., all ballets that Corella himself had starred in at American Ballet Theatre and guest starring in  ...

950 Lombard, San Francisco

Legendary Gardened Estate with Bay Views Year Built: 1907 Lot Size: 15,736 sq. ft. (approx.)Land: 0.36 acres (approx.) Located one block away from the famed curved part of Lombard, this Russian Hill abode, located at 950 Lombard, takes up two hillside lots. The  ...

Twilight Bowl

Four young women in a small-town Wisconsin bar, with a bowling alley beyond. It’s a story of their lives, their sorrows, their limited futures. Bowling is a side activity for most of them, but for Sam (Becca Savoy), it’s a college scholarship to a major university  ...

Who Will Write Our History (2018)

If the phrase “History is written by the victors” has become a truism, here is the film that takes the would-be victor, fascism, and transforms its own records and documents into a mirror of its perfidy. It also stands as a tribute to those who fought against fascism from  ...

Lackawanna Blues

“Nanny was like the government if it really worked.” That pretty much sums up the story of Nanny, the heart of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s 2001 autobiographical spoken ballad currently playing at the Taper. The story is a loving and humorous homage to a woman with innate  ...

Kinan Azmeh

Pianists and violinists are the prime donne of classical music so where does that leave Damascus, Syria-born clarinetist Kinan Azmeh who makes his instrument sing with his own breath? One doesn't think of clarinetists as having big careers but the New York-based Azmeh is much  ...

The Sleeping Beauty

Few can stride across a floor, arms raised to usher in festivity, as convincingly as Val Caniparoli, San Francisco Ballet’s reigning King Without a Crown. The story ballet fixture, be it Master of Ceremonies (as in this case), Duke, Lord, Priest,  ...