Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 16 / 20 April 2017

Music - 21st century Rita Moreno

Few performers can match the longevity of Rita Moreno. Now 85 years old (she announces her age proudly), Moreno first attracted attention with her role as Zelda, a silent-film starlet in the classic musical Singin' in the Rain (1952). (read more)

Fine Arts - Larry Sultan in living color

Visual acuity and verbal eloquence are abilities that rarely inhabit the same person in equal measure; photographer Larry Sultan is one of the exceptions to the rule. From the early 1970s until his death in 2009, Sultan was an important fixture in the Bay Area, where he lived and taught for over three decades (at SFAI & CCA), but the SoCal pop culture wonderland of his San Fernando Valley youth remained an inspiration. (read more)

Out There - Looking for thrills in Fisherman's Wharf

Out There's love of cultural adventures takes us all around the Bay Area and beyond. (read more)

Music - The Brass Age

Timothy Higgins, Principal Trombone of the San Francisco Symphony, curated, hosted and starred recently in the latest installment of SoundBox, the stylish nightclub adjunct to Davies Symphony Hall. (read more)

Out & About - Art array

Musicals, films, poetry readings and more blossom this week. (read more)

Theatre - Youthful passions end in tragedy

Sun Valley is a blue dot in the red state of Idaho. (read more)

Film - Heart of darkness

Filmmaker Terry George tackled a heartbreaking tragedy in his Oscar-honored 2004 drama Hotel Rwanda. (read more)

Books - Worldly wisdom

As Graduation Day nears, high school and college seniors anticipate the rush of freedom and the ring of true adulthood right on their doorsteps. (read more)

Film - Green films for a better future

Movies are synonymous with escape. (read more)

Film - Laugh like an Italian

We inhabit a culture in which cinematic output is monopolized by Hollywood. (read more)

Music - Symphonic sanctuaries

"Asyla are places of safety," commentator Paul Griffiths begins his album notes on a new, composer-conducted recording of Thomas Ades' Asyla, the 1997 work... (read more)

Music - Women on top

Would we have Mitski without queer artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark)? It's hard to ignore St. Vincent's influence. But Mitski... (read more)

DVD - Complications of faith & sexuality

Counselor: "Gay doesn't exist. It's a false identity." Teen: "This isn't my choice. Why would I choose this?" (read more)

Film - Power broker

In the complicated but enjoyable new comedy-drama Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, a small-time financial schemer... (read more)

Television - Mother of all bombshell TV

If you're reading this column, we have not yet been blown off the planet. (read more)

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