Event | Sep 18, 2012
The opening event for the 24th Street Listening Project includes a neighborhood walking tour focused on colors, language, architecture and residents, which culminates in poetry, music and performance at the Brava theater. By Sarah Hotchkiss
Theater Review | Sep 04, 2012
Mistranslated Chinese with accidentally hilarious consequences is known as "Engrish" or "Chinglish." And as we all know from Shakespeare and sit-coms, misunderstanding is the stuff on which comedy is made. By Erika Milvy
Theater Review | Aug 07, 2012
A visual spectacle, whose biggest stars are a stable of mechanical horses -- and the occasional goose, War Horse overcomes wooden dialogue with spirited performances by people and puppets. By Ben Marks
Festival Report | Jul 19, 2012
A brief overview of the six brand new plays selected for staged readings at the 35th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival. By Erika Milvy
Performance Review | Jun 21, 2012
The greatest artists produce simple images that inspire the contemplation of profound things. Joe Goode explores human frailty with humor and grace in When Things Fall Apart. By Mark Taylor
Performance Review | Jun 19, 2012
The city's first fully staged production of the John Adams "CNN" opera, which tells the story of Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to establish diplomatic relations with China, is a good one. By Cyrus Musiker
Theater Review | May 22, 2012
Samuel Beckett's gloomy, highly stylized, one-act investigations of death, hopelessness and infidelity onstage at A.C.T. through June 3. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | May 15, 2012
FWD: Life Gone Viral is set in the here and now, where middle age adults stumble forward, saying, "What the heck is this you tube? Why would private citizens want to publicize their thoughts, philosophies, grievances, revenges and funny pets?" By Erika Milvy
Performance | Apr 11, 2012
The latest production of Bach at Leipzig, playing now through April 22, 2012, at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View, reminds us why playwright Itamar Moses' work has generated so much buzz. By Ben Marks
Performance | Apr 10, 2012
Life in the Closet Can Be Nifty in the 1950s: ACT's Maple and Vine Shows Us the Upside of Repression
Where Americans can reject the cacophonous distractions of 2012 and find sanctuary in a place where every day is 1955. By Erika Milvy
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.