Arts & Entertainment

Chase goes spaghetti western

Growing up, San Francisco singer-songwriter Sam Chase learned to play music from listening to classic-rock greats such as the Who and Bruce...

Bischoff retrospective goes on display

Few artists had as much impact on the development of artistic movements in the 20th century Bay Area as Elmer Bischoff, from...

Still Our Friend

The North Bay’s Logan Whitehurst was many things. He was a son, a brother, a multi-instrumental musician, a wildly creative singer-songwriter, a...

Flammable Romance

The two-woman, huntress-gets-captured-by-the-game romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire offers a lot, particularly ravishing color that makes the actresses look like...

The Gig Is Up for Arts

What is the definition of the word “artist?”Should it be defined by artists themselves, or by politicians? What happens when theater companies are told...

Pop-up theater returns to San Rafael

A vacant downtown San Rafael storefront is being haunted by the Ghosts of Bogotá. They are characters in playwright Diana Burbano’s darkly comic autobiographical...

Laughing Matters

Comedian Gina Stahl-Haven gets heckled a lot, but not so much at comedy clubs as in her college classroom. It turns out, working as...

Voice of Romance

No one can sing a love song like Johnny Mathis. The legendary vocalist—whose career spans more than 60 years, 70 albums, 200 singles and...

Days Go By

There is no more quintessential piece of American theater than Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Written in 1938 and set decades earlier, Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize–winning...

New Views

There’s much to see in the North Bay, as two very different art shows open to the public.In San Rafael, the Marin Center’s Bartolini...