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  • Some of the best in the Bay Area this week
    Some of the best in the Bay Area this week
    SFJAZZ is having a tremendously successful week, with all but one of its concerts already sold out. Tickets are still available, though, for Lúnasa - described by The New York Times as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet"....
  • Tears of a Tyrant
    From Tears of a Tyrant to Kings Court Productions
    Two members of the Orlando based rock band, Tears of a Tyrant, Ryan Cordell and Danielle Dart along with emcee and poet Chris Crackalackle Cornell have a business venture underway, Kings Court Productions. With Kings Court and their affiliate...
  • Larger iPad production delayed as Apple focuses on iPhone 6
    Larger iPad production delayed as Apple focuses on iPhone 6
    Larger iPad production is being delayed as Apple concentrates on ramping-up iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus production to meet their spectacular demand, according to an October 9 report in Apple Insider. Apple's larger iPad model may not hit the...
  • Jack Ma CEO of Alibaba
    Total dominance: Alibaba leads China into multibillion-dollar Hollywood takeover
    Let’s get acquainted with a few power players here known as BAT: Baidu (think China’s Google), Alibaba, and Tencent (messaging services used by 1 billion people). These are China’s three biggest Internet players and they’re...
  • Blue Man Group in Las Vegas
    Blue Man Group is the perfect interactive theater in Las Vegas
    Interactive art, comedy and thumping bass spell out the ingredients for a Blue Man Group show at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas.This show production, a staple of Las Vegas for the last 10 years, debut in Vegas at the Luxor Casino. Then, the popular...
  • 'Motown the Musical' set to dazzle San Francisco
    'Motown the Musical' set to dazzle San Francisco
    It’s wowed the critics in New York - “A joy ride! “ (The New York Times), “Stunning!” (AP) and “More than a Broadway show ... a celebration of music that transformed America” (CBS Sunday Morning) - and now...
  • 'A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play' is on production at the Stratford Festival
    Stratford Festival's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' chamber play not for everyone
    Like drinking black coffee or craft beer, the director Peter Sellars is very much an acquired taste. You can continue to persist at it, hoping that one day the mystery will eventually turn into a new and refined hobby. For some, this will be the...
  • "Arrow"
    A world of money
    In a time where almost all stories have been done and the movement to franchises has been established, it is important for companies to now find new ways to grab hold of their audiences. Films are still drawing to the theaters but now it seems...
  • Behind the scenes: Lemi Ponifasio's 'Stones in Her Mouth'
    Behind the scenes: Lemi Ponifasio's 'Stones in Her Mouth'
    Having had the chance to shoot Lemi Ponifasio's new production, "Stones in Her Mouth", and interview the man himself on June 12, it became clear why the artist is such a hot commodity at this year's Luminato Festival: his work is...
  • 35th Dora Awards
    2014 Dora Mavor Moore Awards announced
    The Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, named for the Canadian theatre great, were announced on June 2 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. While there were a few surprises, such as the awards being hosted on June 23 at the Harbourfront...
  • San Francisco Opera opens Summer Season with 'Show Boat'
    San Francisco Opera opens Summer Season with 'Show Boat'
    San Francisco Opera opens its Summer Season on June 1 with Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical masterpiece Show Boat.Produced by David Gockley, General Director of SF Opera, and staged by internationally acclaimed opera and...
  • Canadian Opera Company puts on production of 'Don Quichotte'
    Canadian Opera Company puts on production of 'Don Quichotte'
    There are so many things that the Canadian Opera Company hit out of the ballpark with their production of "Don Quichotte" (directed by Linda Brovsky) on May 11, it's hard to know where to begin. The singing was sublime, conductor...
  • Web series production: how do they do it
    Web series production: how do they do it
    Viewers often wonder why web series episodes are shorter than their network series counterparts. The short answer is cost. We have talked with a lot of web series creators and have asked them how they bring their creations to the little screen...
  • Spoiled for choice in the Bay Area this week
    Spoiled for choice in the Bay Area this week
    Never short of the best in cultural fare, the Bay Area offers a whole host of treats this week.The world premiere production of Lauren Gunderson’s Bauer at the San Francisco Playhouse is scooping rave reviews from the critics. Commissioned...
  • This weekend in the Bay Area
    This weekend in the Bay Area
    Smuin Ballet's winter dance series, XXtremes, opens its Bay Area tour this week. The Company’s 20th Anniversary Season - featuring a line-up of works highlighting the versatility of its dancers - was launched in San Francisco last fall....