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Power, corruption, and lust: A timely ‘Tosca’ at SF Opera

Bread and Puppet Theater veteran Shawna Lucey drew on years in Russia to direct latest staging of Puccini classic.

Making noise and empowering girls: 15 years of Women’s Audio Mission

Founder Terri Winston speaks about educating young women in recording studio technology—and WAM's big fundraising bash, coming September 21.

Arts Forecast: Green Thursday, Autumn Moon Fest, Comedy Day

Yuja Wang, Trombone Shorty, Club Foot Orchestra, "Stand Up, Stand Out," "Fury," and more great events on our radar this week.

Opera singer Russell Thomas on diversity, drive, and ‘Roberto Devereux’

Starring in SF Opera's latest, the tenor calls on arts institutions to "look to their communities" for talent that attracts audiences.

Arts Forecast: Soundwave’s diverse, reverberating visions

Plus: Fringe Festival, Electronic Music Festival, Bay Area Now, Opera in the Park, Oakland Pride, and more upcoming events

Review: ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ has powerhouse vocals, timely resonance

Bay Area Musicals' latest production is full of verve and tragic parallels to today—even if the songs aren't quite hummable.

Keith Hennessy’s fiercely political, achingly intimate ‘Crotch’ and ‘Sink’

A classic revival at CounterPulse and a new work at Joe Goode Annex showcase the essential performance artist's changing concerns.

Screen Grabs: The SF International Film Fest is here

The Big Kahuna of film fests takes over cinemas. Plus: Journey's End, The Quiet Place, Beauty and the Dogs, Itzhak, and more in theaters.

Party Radar: The way, way, Wayback Machine

Rifling through the kooky Super Ego archives. Plus: Escort, Ssion, Stacey Pullen, Harder SF, Greg Wilson, Jus-Ed, Sunset Season Opener, more

Arts Forecast: Autumn Lights, Space Visitors, Clarion Alley Block Party …

Gathering of the Tribes, Liszt Gala, Open Carry Guitar Rally, Ed Asner, and more cool things ahead this week.