Theater Review | Apr 02, 2013
South Bay playwright Jeffrey Lo tells a love story that's sweet, funny, and yes, kind of sad in a double-cast world premiere at San Francisco's Filipino performing arts center. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Mar 25, 2013
SF comedian keep audiences riveted and coming back for more with live shows and TV gigs. By Jonathan Curiel
Theater Review | Mar 20, 2013
The legendary Oriana Fallaci is confronted by a younger journalist in this new play by Lawrence Wright, bringing up issues of racism, hypocrisy, and power dynamics in the post-9/11 world. By Erika Milvy
Theater Review | Mar 16, 2013
Two African-American women fall in love in the 1890s South in Theatre Rhinoceros's A Lady and a Woman, and things go surprisingly well. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Mar 12, 2013
Mugwumpin is not a cult, but in an immersive theater piece it becomes one, welcoming you to their home just before they cross over. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Mar 11, 2013
George F. Walker's new play at A.C.T. starts on a promising note, exploring themes of death, war, ethics, and politics, but loses itself in a farcical second act. By Erika Milvy
Theater Review | Feb 27, 2013
Impact Theatre makes Shakespeare's cross-dressing comedy even more gender-bendy than usual. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance Review | Feb 20, 2013
The Flying Karamazov Brothers retrospective at San Jose Rep needs less talk, more juggling. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Feb 12, 2013
Tanya Shaffer's self-produced musical about a modern female Buddha's journey will make a believer out of you. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Feb 10, 2013
Learn about Ghanaian culture, music and dance from three West African performance artists who share their love of music and dance at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, CA. By Kristin Farr
Launched as an alternative to the stale stylings of the '80s stand-up circuit, Beth Lapides' event bills itself as a venue for "idiosyncratic, conversational comedy." It's helped establish careers for performers from Kathy Griffin to Randy and Jason Sklar.
The Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Mich., is making an effort to meet its clients where they are — on the dance floor, specifically with the dance form known as "vogue." From there, the center can connect them with counseling, health services, tutoring and clean clothes.
You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. Giving helps define who we are and helps us connect with others. Thanks to the Internet and a rise in social consciousness, there's been a seismic shift not only in what we're giving, but how. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.
Don't make people pay for music, says musician Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.