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Sax, unleashed

Howard Wiley has earned the right to talk. At age 37, the saxophone prodigy (and drummer) has a cool 25 years of professional gigs...

Synthesizing a legacy

One of the last times that Naut Humon saw Don Buchla was at a festival they both attended. Now Humon has helped plan a festival...

A powerhouse tribute to essential ‘Miseducation’

ONSTAGE For six years, UnderCover Presents has shaped the fortunes of local musicians by staging epic one-night music festivals that are equal parts tribute and...

Will the Thrillpeddlers meet their doom?

ONSTAGE From beloved annual Halloween tradition "Shocktoberfest" to hugely successful revivals of early Cockettes musicals like "Pearls Over Shanghai" (with stops in saucy Paris...

Return of the ‘Natives’

ONSTAGE "The initial reaction was shock -- but shock in a good way," laughed Patrick Makuakane, kumu (director) of SF hula dance troupe Nā Lei Hulu...

Crip wisdom, alive and dynamic

ONSTAGE People with chronic pain, differently abled body parts, degenerative diseases comprise an important part of our society -- 19 percent according to one 2010...

Posh and piffle

ONSTAGE The play that kicks off the American Conservatory Theater's new season, King Charles III (Geary Theater, runs through October 9), comes with a lot...

‘Type/Caste’ is a curtain call for theater stereotypes

ONSTAGE I’ve been close to Bay Area actor Rotimi Agbabiaka for years, during which we have spent many moments laughing. There was the time...

Mime Troupe tackles ignorance at its root in 57th season

ON STAGE San Francisco is a town that has always enjoyed its culture served with a heavy dose of social critique. That may be why...

Madness, yet with method in’t

ONSTAGE "Oh shoot, they picked the white guy." OK, OK, no one actually said that when it was announced that the part of Hamlet --...