Stories about Performance

Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation

The LA artist takes on Ben Vereens' infamously truncated performance at Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural gala, and more.

Arts Forecast: Walking the Irish border, making epic poetry

CounterPulse Fest's 'aon mhac tíre.' Plus: Granny Cart Gangstas, Sister Spit, Caminos Flamencos, 'American Optimism,' 'Latin Standards,' more

Mama (with Vicki Lawrence) comes a-callin’ at the Castro

The great Carol Burnett Show alum brings her alter ego to the stage in 'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show,' Sat/17

Special Report: Ed Lee’s police legacy

As the candidates for mayor talk about police reform, we look back at what went wrong under the last administration

Is your retirement money invested in gun manufacturers?

Chances are it is—and Bay Area activists are fighting to get big investment funds to drop their stocks in the companies that make mass-murder machines.

The tale of an enduring marriage, sound effects included, in ‘Reel to Reel’

A world premiere at Magic Theatre brings strong performances, and a surprisingly different ear, to the stage.

A new guerrilla folk opera immerses you in 2014’s Ukrainian revolution

Lemon Bucket Orkestra's 'Counting Sheep' uses traditional folk songs to create in-your-face theater at the Oakland Metro Operhouse.

FRESH Festival, bigger than ever, electrifies January

Three solid weeks of experimental dance, performance, music, and more combat the toxicity of our times with communal art and new ideas.

Doormat Division, Week 16: Garoppoloco and the wrong-way Whiners

Browns teetering on history. Bucs rocket into second. Toxic in Texas. Raiders ... oh, dear. AFC-NFC losing imbalance! We look at the worst of the worst

‘The Secret Garden’ blooms with wonder and beauty

With outstanding young lead Katie Maupin, 42nd Street Moon's production of this classic has charm -- and lovely voices -- to spare.