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pushfest highlights youth dancers - sfgate

photo: raissa simpson image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1sumayyah green performs with the push youth program.sumayyah green performs with the push youth program. photo: raissa simpson pushfest highlights youth dancers1 / 1back to gallerypush dance hosts its fifth annual festival at buriel clay theatre on friday-saturday, april 27-28. the festival, with appearances from both company and guest dancers, offers a cross-genre sampling of styles like hip-hop, modern and classical indian bharatanatyam dance.true to the company’s reputation for vivacious and thoughtful pieces, the lineup includes a premiere of new work by robert henry johnson and a work-in-progress choreographed by artistic director raissa simpson.pushfest also highlights the company’s youth outreach and education pr...





von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother

photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008.frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008. photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother1 / 1back to galleryfrederica von stade has sung her share of page boys and ingenues over a long and varied career. but there’s always a special significance in a role that was created just for her.one of those is madeline mitchell, the imperious and theatrical grand dame who’s at the center of jake heggie and gene scheer’s 2008 chamber opera “three decembers.” the difficulties she creates for her two children form the basis for this memory piece, which unfolds over th...





british art rockers django django performing new tunes

photo: fiona garden image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5django django is touring behind its third album, “marble skies.”django django is touring behind its third album, “marble skies.” photo: fiona garden image 2 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 3 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 4 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 5 of 5british art rockers django django performing new tunes1 / 5back to gallerybritish art rock quartet django django appears at the great american music hall on saturday, april 28, hot off the heels of two weekends in the desert at this year’s coachella valley music & arts festival (or the first-ever beychella, if you will). the group — producer-drummer david maclean, ...





visiting is a one-way street for sisters refusing to travel

dear abby: i have three sisters who won’t come to visit me. i am older and their only brother. we are all in our 50s. we all get along great and have no issues. seven years ago, i moved away from our hometown in pennsylvania and bought houses in vacation towns in colorado and arizona. i would never see my sisters if i didn’t make the trip back home. the problem is, i have an injury that makes traveling very difficult. over the past seven years, i have gone back twice. i have offered to pay gas or airfare for them if they’ll come visit me, but they always refuse. i have now given up and quit offering. they are able to travel to see each other on occasion, but not me. i know they enjoy my company as we go jeeping and kayaking, etc. their kids love me. it’s a shame i may never see the...





marin theatre co. announces winners of playwriting prizes

photo: courtesy audrey cefaly image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3audrey cefaly won a prize for “alabaster.”audrey cefaly won a prize for “alabaster.” photo: courtesy audrey cefaly image 2 of 3antoinette nwanduantoinette nwandu photo: alicia asmus / image 3 of 3marin theatre co. announces winners of playwriting prizes1 / 3back to galleryantoinette nwandu and audrey cefaly are the 2017 winners of marin theatre company’s two annual playwriting prizes, the company announced thursday, april 26.nwandu’s “pass over,” which premiered at steppenwolf in chicago in 2017, combines the book of exodus and samuel beckett’s “waiting for godot,” transposing both to an urban street corner, where two african american men kibitz, hoping for something better from life. the s...





pushfest highlights youth dancers - sfgate

photo: raissa simpson image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1sumayyah green performs with the push youth program.sumayyah green performs with the push youth program. photo: raissa simpson pushfest highlights youth dancers1 / 1back to gallerypush dance hosts its fifth annual festival at buriel clay theatre on friday-saturday, april 27-28. the festival, with appearances from both company and guest dancers, offers a cross-genre sampling of styles like hip-hop, modern and classical indian bharatanatyam dance.true to the company’s reputation for vivacious and thoughtful pieces, the lineup includes a premiere of new work by robert henry johnson and a work-in-progress choreographed by artistic director raissa simpson.pushfest also highlights the company’s youth outreach and education pr...





von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother

photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008.frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008. photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother1 / 1back to galleryfrederica von stade has sung her share of page boys and ingenues over a long and varied career. but there’s always a special significance in a role that was created just for her.one of those is madeline mitchell, the imperious and theatrical grand dame who’s at the center of jake heggie and gene scheer’s 2008 chamber opera “three decembers.” the difficulties she creates for her two children form the basis for this memory piece, which unfolds over th...





british art rockers django django performing new tunes

photo: fiona garden image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5django django is touring behind its third album, “marble skies.”django django is touring behind its third album, “marble skies.” photo: fiona garden image 2 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 3 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 4 of 5django django.django django. photo: fiona garden image 5 of 5british art rockers django django performing new tunes1 / 5back to gallerybritish art rock quartet django django appears at the great american music hall on saturday, april 28, hot off the heels of two weekends in the desert at this year’s coachella valley music & arts festival (or the first-ever beychella, if you will). the group — producer-drummer david maclean, ...





lucrecia martel’s ‘zama’ portrays a victim of colonialism — the colonist

photo: courtesy berkeley art museum and pacific film archive image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1daniel giménez cacho as the title character in “zama,” a tale of colonial discomfort directed by argentina’s lucrecia martel.daniel giménez cacho as the title character in “zama,” a tale of colonial discomfort directed by argentina’s lucrecia martel. photo: courtesy berkeley art museum and pacific film archive lucrecia martel’s ‘zama’ portrays a victim of colonialism — the colonist1 / 1back to gallery“zama,” from argentine director lucrecia martel, tells a story of how colonialism victimizes people, but from an unusual angle. it’s the story of a 17th century colonial magistrate, stuck in some awful south american outpost, with only one dream — to get reass...





‘godard, mon amour’ is the great godard movie godard could never make

photo: cohen media group image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1louis garrel plays jean-luc godard in “godard mon amour” which explores the filmmaker’s artistic crisis and radicalism.louis garrel plays jean-luc godard in “godard mon amour” which explores the filmmaker’s artistic crisis and radicalism. photo: cohen media group ‘godard, mon amour’ is the great godard movie godard could never make1 / 1back to galleryin “godard mon amour,” writer-director michel hazanavicius takes everything great about the french director jean-luc godard and uses it to explain everything that’s wrong with him. like the best of godard’s own work, this new movie has the humor and briskness of a comedy, while telling a serious story of an artist’s self-delusion and decline.hazanav...





cinema-verite direction gets in the way of showing the true grace jones

photo: kino lorber image 1of/4captioncloseimage 1 of 4grace jones puts on makeup in “bloodlight and bami.”grace jones puts on makeup in “bloodlight and bami.” photo: kino lorber image 2 of 4grace jones performs in “bloodlight and bami.”grace jones performs in “bloodlight and bami.” photo: kino lorber image 3 of 4grace jones, still known for her outrageous costumes even as she turns 70 next month, performs onstage in sophie fiennes’ documentary “grace jones: bloodlight and bami.”grace jones, still known for her outrageous costumes even as she turns 70 next month, performs onstage in sophie fiennes’ documentary “grace jones: bloodlight and bami.” photo: kino lorber image 4 of 4cinema-verite direction gets in the way of showing the true grace jones1...





horoscope for thursday, 4/26/18 by christopher renstrom

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marin theatre co. announces winners of playwriting prizes

photo: courtesy audrey cefaly image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3audrey cefaly won a prize for “alabaster.”audrey cefaly won a prize for “alabaster.” photo: courtesy audrey cefaly image 2 of 3antoinette nwanduantoinette nwandu photo: alicia asmus / image 3 of 3marin theatre co. announces winners of playwriting prizes1 / 3back to galleryantoinette nwandu and audrey cefaly are the 2017 winners of marin theatre company’s two annual playwriting prizes, the company announced thursday, april 26.nwandu’s “pass over,” which premiered at steppenwolf in chicago in 2017, combines the book of exodus and samuel beckett’s “waiting for godot,” transposing both to an urban street corner, where two african american men kibitz, hoping for something better from life. the s...





tom green brings energy to cobb’s comedy club

photo: courtesy tom green image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3tom green performs at cobb’s comedy club friday-saturday, april 27-28.tom green performs at cobb’s comedy club friday-saturday, april 27-28. photo: courtesy tom green image 2 of 3tom green performs at cobb’s comedy club in san francisco.tom green performs at cobb’s comedy club in san francisco. photo: gabe ginsberg / getty images image 3 of 3tom green brings energy to cobb’s comedy club1 / 3back to gallerytom green’s career path has never been predictable. he became famous as the creator and star of “the tom green show” in the 1990s, which gained quite the following on mtv.he was a movie star through most of the early 2000s, in the underrated “road trip,” along with “freddy got fingered” and ...





lcd soundsystem back for another round of post-retirement dates

photo: grant hindsley / seattlepi.com image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1lcd soundsystem will be at the greek theatre for three nights.lcd soundsystem will be at the greek theatre for three nights. photo: grant hindsley / seattlepi.com lcd soundsystem back for another round of post-retirement dates1 / 1back to gallerywhen lcd soundsystem frontman james murphy pledged to kill off his new york-rooted band in 2010, his stance was firm. “we’re not going to do tours and do singles and do interviews,” he said. “i’m just getting out of the rat race.”well, that didn’t last.the group came roaring back in 2017 with a new album, “american dream,” and is once again on the road headlining its biggest shows ever. following a stop at the bill graham civic last year, lcd sounds...





drag performer matthew martin goes sci-fi with “trog live!” at oasis

photo: gooch / oasis image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1adam roy (left) and matthew martin in “trog live!” at oasis.adam roy (left) and matthew martin in “trog live!” at oasis. photo: gooch / oasis drag performer matthew martin goes sci-fi with “trog live!” at oasis1 / 1back to gallerylocal drag performer matthew martin has long reincarnated much of the royalty of classic cinema and television: bette davis, judy garland, katharine hepburn, peggy lee and rue mcclanahan. he’s no stranger to the imperious joan crawford either, but starting this weekend at oasis, he takes on one of her weirder film appearances.the 1970 sci-fi film “trog” features crawford (in her final film) as a doctor who encounters a caveman who might be the missing link. (he’s just been hang...





1990s comedy ‘clueless’ plays at new parkway

photo: paramount pictures 1995 image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3stacey dash and alicia silverstone in the 1995 comedy classic “clueless.”stacey dash and alicia silverstone in the 1995 comedy classic “clueless.” photo: paramount pictures 1995 image 2 of 3clueless with alicia silverstone caption: no caption information given. hand out scanned 7/18/95 photographer: paramount picturesclueless with alicia silverstone caption: no caption information given. hand out scanned 7/18/95 photographer: paramount picturesimage 3 of 31990s comedy ‘clueless’ plays at new parkway1 / 3back to gallerythe 1995 classic “clueless” returns to theaters on thursday, april 26, at the new parkway in oakland.classic? a strong case can be made for the comedy written and d...





marvel’s ‘avengers: infinity war’ is too long and crowded

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pushfest highlights youth dancers - sfgate

photo: raissa simpson image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1sumayyah green performs with the push youth program.sumayyah green performs with the push youth program. photo: raissa simpson pushfest highlights youth dancers1 / 1back to gallerypush dance hosts its fifth annual festival at buriel clay theatre on friday-saturday, april 27-28. the festival, with appearances from both company and guest dancers, offers a cross-genre sampling of styles like hip-hop, modern and classical indian bharatanatyam dance.true to the company’s reputation for vivacious and thoughtful pieces, the lineup includes a premiere of new work by robert henry johnson and a work-in-progress choreographed by artistic director raissa simpson.pushfest also highlights the company’s youth outreach and education pr...





von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother

photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008.frederica von stade created the role of madeline mitchell in 2008. photo: michael maloney / the chronicle 2008 von stade returns to the stage as a daunting mother1 / 1back to galleryfrederica von stade has sung her share of page boys and ingenues over a long and varied career. but there’s always a special significance in a role that was created just for her.one of those is madeline mitchell, the imperious and theatrical grand dame who’s at the center of jake heggie and gene scheer’s 2008 chamber opera “three decembers.” the difficulties she creates for her two children form the basis for this memory piece, which unfolds over th...