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Old friends reunite onstage

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
Broadway superstar Audra McDonald and Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky will appear together at the Herbst Theatre on Jan. 20 for a lively evening of conversation and song.

More Sartre than S&M

By Sura Wood | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
After rebelling against the constraints and realism of street photography in 1974, Steve Kahn commenced what became known as "The Hollywood Suites."

Taking the 5th

By Philip Campbell | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
The New York Philharmonic's new music director Jaap van Zweden made his second appearance at DSH with his own strong-minded interpretation of Bruckner's Symphony #5.

Jerome Caja lives on in his artworks

By Roberto Friedman | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
In every community there is an artist who best captures the zeitgeist of that place, that time, and what it was like to live there then. For AIDS activist-era San Francisco, that artist was Jerome Caja.

Grounded in human kindness

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
Uplifting. Optimistic. Inspiring. You've likely heard these characterizations of "Come From Away," the hit Broadway musical now making its San Francisco debut at the Golden Gate Theatre.

Olivia de Havilland, a star still shining

By Tavo Amador | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
Olivia de Havilland (b. 1916), the last living star from the 1930s, published "Every Frenchman Has One" (1961) about her life in France following her marriage to Paris "Match" editor Pierre Galante, but has yet to write her memoirs.

Too many cooks spoil the melting pot

By Jim Gladstone | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
"Paradise Square," the ambitious, long-aborning musical, is now in its latest stage of gestation at Berkeley Rep.

Poet's Parisian sojourn

By Tim Pfaff | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
I know I'm leading with a tautology here, but I've never before read a book anything like "What's Left of the Night" (New Vessel Press).

Polish yoke

By David Lamble | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
Cannes award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski recalls the European Communist-era relationship of his composer dad and singer mom in "Cold War."

Seeing in the new year with Jazz Jennings

By Victoria A. Brownworth | Tuesday Jan 15, 2019
We try to give TV series three episodes before we decide a show is irredeemable. We're trying to give 2019 at least a month before we make the same decision, but this new year doesn't look so shiny and fresh.

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