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Black genius

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Harlem's temporary loss is a gain for San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora, the first stop for "Black Refractions," the largest touring exhibition The Studio Museum in Harlem has ever undertaken.

Next year's model: San Francisco Opera announces 2019-20 season

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
The San Francisco Opera announced season repertory and casting for 2019-20 this week, and positive first impressions were confirmed in a conversation with General Director Matthew Shilvock.

Singular sensations

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
The versatility of solo theater as a form, and the diversity of the Bay Area artists who explore it, are being showcased between tonight and Feb. 10 in the second annual Solo Performance Festival produced by PlayGround.

Designated (music) driver

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
There was a certain electricity in Davies Symphony Hall last Friday night as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the San Francisco Symphony for the first time since his appointment as Music Director Designate was announced at the end of last year.

New production of a classic musical

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Fox will air a new, live production of the classic musical "Rent" on Sun., Jan. 27.

The Dark 50s: Noir films at the Castro

By Tavo Amador | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Eddie Muller's 2019 Noir City film festival includes pictures that show how national paranoia damaged society. It runs at the Castro Theatre Jan. 25-Feb. 3.

Declarations of independence

By David Lamble | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
The 2019 San Francisco Independent Film Festival (SF IndieFest) returns (Jan. 30-Feb. 14) with a bevy of challenging films that include two outstanding LGBTQ narratives.

Sultry suppositions

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
"Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants" (New Directions), written in French in 2010, is an intoxicant of a different kind, even if the named intoxicants in it are of manifold kinds.

Dinner party politics

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
Jordan Tannahill was 23 when he wrote "Late Company," the emotionally explosive drama now in a regional premiere production at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Muddling through middle school

By Brian Bromberger | Tuesday Jan 22, 2019
In his debut "Eighth Grade" (Lions Gate DVD), filmmaker Bo Burnham shows how early teens must cope with body changes, acne, awakening sexuality and social awkwardness, yet also reveals their personalities in embryonic form.

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