Help Desk | Feb 04, 2014

Performance Anxiety

In which our columnist relays valuable advice about approaching galleries and museums regarding performance opportunities. By Bean Gilsdorf   

Theater Review | Feb 01, 2014

Baryshnikov Meets Chekhov in a Perplexing Multimedia Muddle

Mikhail Baryshnikov is back at Berkeley Rep in a confused retelling of two Anton Chekhov stories. By Sam Hurwitt   

Theater Review | Jan 27, 2014

Coming of Age When You're Born Into Porn

Live on stage, the daughter of one of the Mitchell Brothers recounts a childhood amid the porn biz. By Sam Hurwitt   

Theater Review | Jan 25, 2014

Seeking Answers in a 'Silent Sky'

A female astronomer struggles for recognition before women have even won the right to vote. By Sam Hurwitt   

Event | Jan 20, 2014

Sketchy Comedians Invade San Francisco

Starting January 23, SF Sketchfest orchestrates a full-scale comedy invasion of San Francisco, with more than 200 shows in over 20 venues around the city. By Sam Hurwitt   

Performance | Jan 02, 2014

Best of 2013: Alonzo King on 'Forum'

We asked Forum's producers to each pick their favorite arts shows from 2013. Producer Judy Campbell chose the interview with Alonzo King on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his LINES Ballet. By KQED Forum   

Theater Review | Dec 24, 2013

Edward Gant's Acts of Perversity

Victoriana meets gross-out humor in Shotgun Players' theatrical extravaganza. By Sam Hurwitt   

Performance | Dec 20, 2013

Ringing in the Holidays to a Caribbean Beat

Dance Kaiso brings Afro-Caribbean dance to a new generation. By Stephanie Martin   

Performance | Dec 18, 2013

In the East Bay, Songs from Birds of 400 Voices

Operating out of a San Pablo strip mall, Los Cenzontles is a "factory of culture," teaching kids traditional Mexican music and dance. By Cyrus Musiker   

Performance | Dec 17, 2013

A Year of Living Theatrically

Ten of the Bay Area's best plays and performances of 2013, and a couple to look forward to at the start of 2014. By Sam Hurwitt   

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Performing Arts : NPR
  • In 'The Dresser,' Anthony Hopkins Brilliantly Comes Undone

    Anthony Hopkins says his turn as an aged and increasingly faulty actor performing King Lear in a small theater during World War II is one of his favorite roles in a career full of memorable ones. He stars in the BBC adaptation of the play, The Dresser, along with Ian McKellan. Hopkins, who seized pop culture fame in 1991 for his portrayal of the psychopathic psychiatrist Hannibal Lector, started his career in the British theater and has no sense of lingering romance about it.

  • From Broadway To TV, An Actress' Death Takes Us Down Cultural Rabbit Hole

    Beth Howland died in December at age 74. One of her best known roles, was as the original Amy in Stephen Sondheim's "Company." Looking into her past can lead you down a pop culture spiral.

  • Taylor Swift, Aryan Goddess?

    Haters (of a multicultural society) gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Meanwhile, Swift will continue to bask in her utterly unremarkable whiteness.

  • Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her Debut Jazz Album

    When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.

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