Schoolgirl won’t stop bullying despite friend’s pleas How I can get through to her so she understands that she’s hurting someone’s feelings? People bully others for a variety of reasons.
Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald exhibition includes the first Grammy Award that Fitzgerald won — the first awarded to an African American woman — as well as some of her gowns, sheet music and personal telegrams.
Newer authors such as Paolo Bacigalupi, Emily St.
Okilly Dokilly is a hardcore metal band — um, make that “Nedal” band — from Phoenix that performs music inspired by Ned Flanders, the Bible-thumping, Homer-loving character from “The Simpsons.”
The luminaries paying tribute in John Scheinfeld’s film include Bill Clinton, Sonny Rollins, John Densmore from The Doors, Carlos Santana, Cornel West and rapper Common — with Denzel Washington voicing passages from the artist’s interviews and liner notes as occasional narration.
[...] he’s back in the news as he revives his groundbreaking TV series “Twin Peaks” to fulfill the promise made by the Laura Palmer lookalike at the end of the show’s second season: “I’ll see you again in 25 years.”
The Pulitzer Prize finalist offers a radical U.S. history, criticizing the colonialist, heteronormative narratives by which American history typically is told, all through folk tunes (think drinking songs, the work of Stephen Foster) and extraordinary costumes, one for each decade, that are less clothing than works of architecture.
Paul Taylor and his company, of which The Chronicle once wrote “the American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance,” returns to the Bay Area to showcase its talent at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Enjoy the sounds of the Philippines on Thursday, April 27, during a concert at Kalayaan Hall featuring the Mandaue Children’s Choir, an internationally renowned group of singers age 7 to 16 years old.
The bass will play an integral part in the world premiere of Risa Jaroslow + Dancers’ “Touch Bass” this weekend at ODC.
The full-length dance features choreography by Jaroslow and music by local bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.
NEW YORK — Fans of “Orange Is the New Black” could do a double take this week in several large cities around the world — a familiar face may be looking back at them.
National Concert Day may not be an actual holiday, but it is one that can save you some cash.
Foolproof, Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and In-Between.
1 p.m. Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave., Oakland.
Donna Levin “There’s More Than One Way Home.”
Noon. $115 singles; $175 couples includes lunch.
[...] in the translation, Hung Liu is able to bring unique empathy to Lange’s Dust Bowl images, having spent four years working the fields during the Cultural Revolution in the People’s Republic of China.
A war broke out in the middle of the 20th century over what urban planning could and should accomplish, a struggle engagingly documented in Citizen Jane:
[...] it is a kind of war movie, centering on the wildly differing visions of writer and activist Jane Jacobs and New York City planning czar Robert Moses.
The Last Magnificent is an attempt to secure the place of the renowned chef in American culinary history.
Tower was born into a wealthy family, but had a difficult and lonely childhood, which, according to the film, resulted in a complicated personality.
ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): There are still some things that you want settled before you're completely satisfied but there's plenty of time for that later. For now, give peace a chance.
In a sense, John Huston’s 1953 chaotic noir satire “Beat the Devil” has been a lost film, even though it’s never really been out of circulation (you can stream it now on YouTube if you can stand the substandard picture quality).
‘Encounter’ with sound science at the Curran
Normally, we go to the theater partly to get away from being on our headphones.
[...] at Complicite’s “The Encounter,” playing this week and next at the Curran, audience members must don a pair.
It’s amazing how many of his bizarre head-scratchers have been embraced by the general public — consider that “Blue Velvet,” “Wild at Heart” and “Mulholland Drive” among others were general, if modest, box office successes, not just niche films.
ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): An old squabble rears its hoary head today, but let it go. You've come too far to let a knee-jerk reaction kick over a delicate truce.
Nacho Vigalondo wrote and directed this exceptionally imaginative high-wire act, about a young woman who notices that every time she has an alcoholic binge, a monster attacks Seoul.
The movie doesn’t retreat into metaphor but stays wild and imaginative.
The doorbell rang at 9:17 on the evening of February 4, 1974.
“American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst,” now in paperback, by Jeffrey Toobin
Animal of the Day Come up close and learn about Fairyland’s many friendly creatures. 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.
Breakfast with Enzo Music and story time with a local legend.
[...] the future may be shaping up to be just as horrible as the pessimists have been predicting, but with a few unexpected twists.
Yes, people will become enslaved, but not to governments, but to social media and search engine companies.
Rise and fall of a a jazz trumpeter in ‘I Called Him Morgan’
Kasper Collin’s “I Called Him Morgan” has all the elements of great tragedy: a young charismatic artist throws away a successful career in a downward spiral of substance abuse, is rehabilitated by a caring woman and just as his career is in full reascendance, his life is cut short by the very person who saved him.
While her sex drive races, his is stuck in neutral When we talked about past relationships, he mentioned women hounding him to have sex, so I don’t think it’s me.
With its soundtrack selling 45 million copies worldwide and the track “I Will Always Love You” becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time, the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is natural fodder for a stage musical.
Most full-length works gestate for many years, although maniacally prolific composers like Rossini and Donizetti churned them out at a rate of three or four a year.
[...] imagine trying to knock out even a single operatic scene from scratch in the space of just two days.
The Magnetic Fields keep their ambitions high
Even by the ambitious standard set by their 1999 masterpiece, the triple album “69 Love Songs,” the latest offering by the Magnetic Fields is an awe-inspiring piece of work: “50 Song Memoir” contains a song for each of singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt’s first 50 years on Earth.