Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: ON STAGE

Living Large: A tribute to Shock G from a Bay Area kid

Outlandish rapper's gleeful freedom presented an alternative form of masculinity for a Mexican American fifth grader.

SF Opera returns—with a lakeside, drive-in production of ‘Barber of Seville’

Director Matthew Ozawa reflects on his art form's new normal: “Sometimes it gets cold at night, and there’s a lovely duck that loves to say hello.”

The best albums of 2021 (so far)

All that time stuck indoors last year is paying off—2021 has been bountiful when it comes to new sounds, from Madlib's post-DOOM triumph to Brijean's tropicalia expansiveness.

All the yuks: A history of stand-up comedy traces the artform’s evolution

Wayne Federman's 'The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle' pays special attention to Bay Area

Screen Grabs: A fascinating ‘Father,’ an over-bloated ‘Cherry’…

Even for movies, it feels like 2020 is dragging its feet well into 2021. COVID World’s changes in release patterns and delays in awards-giving mean that some films being...

Now Watch This: Madison McFerrin, OSEES, Automatic, more video delights

A clutch of new audio-visual offerings to turn you on to up-and-comers and familiar faves.

Screen Grabs: The marvelous range of Max von Sydow

Plus: Jane Fonda tours 1972 Vietnam, a dog tale from Turkey, mischievous orphans in Afghanistan, more

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