Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tag: ON STAGE

Tony Bennett is battling Alzheimer’s—here’s a quick story about his greatness

17 years ago, the big band legend unexpectedly rocked the house at the Bridge School benefit.

‘One Night in Miami’: a Black vision of freedom’s meaning

Regina King's prescient movie depicts a transformative meeting of four Black culture geniuses

Bay Area braces for clash of rap titans, with E-40 vs Too $hort (plus an exclusive mix!)

The legends are battle-ready for Saturday's Verzuz face-off—but they're also old friends with overlapping histories

Remembering Bambi Lake, a San Francisco underground icon

The transgender singer and trailblazer, who died last week, definitely lived a life out loud.

Whirling through Turf, tap, and ballroom: SF Dance Film Festival streams needed motion

Dance and film, two mediums existing in time, have had a relationship over the decades. Though dance for the camera has existed since the early Twentieth Century,...

Mill Valley Film Fest brings wide-screen drama, intimate star power

This year's fest blows up with 80 features, dazzling tributes, a drive-in, and the addition of Doclands.

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

The genius of Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown

In the James Brown bio-pic Get On Up from 2014, actor Chadwick Boseman presented the American composer and bandleader in the same manner life presented itself to Brown from a...

All Ears: 9 classic concerts to cue when you’re missing the stage

In June, Outside Lands canceled its 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the festival has released details on its new Inside Lands virtual festival, set to take...

Out of the Crate: When ‘Bitches Brew’ put us all on notice

Miles Davis entered Columbia Records Studio B in Manhattan on Tuesday, August 19, 1969—one day after the Woodstock Music festival ended. There, his explorations with electronic, funk-rock, and experimental...