Arts & Entertainment

Music: Secular Gospel

By Charlie Swanson Songwriter JT Nero was living in San Francisco, fronting a soul-rock band...

Theater: Going Strong

By Charles Brousse Taking advantage of a break in the review schedule, I’m devoting this...

Beneath The Tall Tree at TheatreFIRST

There’s a lot to like about TheatreFIRST. Start with the company’s commitment to having...

Music: Led by Light

By Lily O’Brien “I’ve just been obsessed ever since I was a kid,” confesses...

Theater: Doctrinal Shift

By Charles Brousse Religion and politics have always been the most common forbidden topics at...

Eli’s Mile High Club in West Oakland Celebrates Its Blues Legacy This Weekend

During the blues revival of the late Seventies and early Eighties, Eli's Mile High...

Music: Greatest Licks

By Charlie Swanson A Bay Area institution for more than 50 years, Dan Hicks was...

Theater: Epic Struggle

By Charles Brousse Having to produce plays in a grand old palace like A.C.T.’s Geary...

Well at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

Tony award-winning playwright Lisa Kron’s comedy Well delivers wit and wisdom from a woman...

Noise Pop 2017: Seven Under-The-Radar Shows Not to Miss

Noise Pop is going big for its 25th year, delivering on major acts with...

Music: Natural Path

By Lily O’Brien For some, music is a calling. But singer/songwriter Shana Morrison, daughter of...

Theater: True Love

By Charles Brousse “Will the real Tom Stoppard please stand up!” That echo of the...

Andre Power, Iamnobodi Discuss Soulection’s Valentine’s Gig in Oakland

Andre Power is co-founder of Soulection, the L.A.-based label and collective behind the growing...

Death of a Salesman At Ubuntu Theater Project

Ubuntu Theater Project’s co-production with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot continues...
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