.Arts & Entertainment

Jan 25, 2023

Culture Crush, Week of Jan. 25

Larkspur ‘Love Letters’ A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Love Letters, arrives at the Lark Theater Feb. 9 and 11 for a special Valentine’s-timed engagement. The play is composed of romantic letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share their...
Jan 17, 2023

Renegade Orchestra: Classical virtuosity meets classic rock

When I asked Jason Eckl, conductor of the Renegade Orchestra, what the group was about, he responded, “the pure...
Jan 10, 2023

Canna-Joy: ‘The Joy of Cannabis’ book has something for everyone

Recently I had the pleasure of reading a lovely little book called The Joy of Cannabis. I have to admit,...
Jan 10, 2023

Kore-eda’s crime story ‘Broker’ is beautifully, heartbreakingly sad

At first glance, Broker appears to be a sinister crime story with an especially disturbing angle. In contemporary Busan,...
Jan 4, 2023

2022’s Top Torn Tix: The Sequel

Local dramas ranged from ‘solid’ to ‘unsettling’ Between health-related closures, dwindling audiences, casting challenges and at least one big change...
Jan 3, 2023

Culture Crush, Week of Jan. 4

Santa Rosa Charlie Musselwhite at LBC Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite celebrates the release of his new album,...
Jan 3, 2023

NorBays Return: The 2022 North Bay Music Award Winners

Perhaps nothing connected people during the pandemic more than music. It seems as if every band in the world...
No single actor plays Guthrie. Instead, three performers provide the voice of the folk poet at various stages in his life. Photo by Ray Mabry FOLK POETS Tika Moon, Molly Larsen-Shine and Matthew Witthaus.
Dec 28, 2022

Top Torn Tix: The Best of Local Stages in 2022

Part One: Looking Back on a Year of Musicals and Comedies Live theater continued its steady march to some semblance...
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