Arts & Events

Admission Impossible: Tom Cruise Rocks

Review by Gar Smith
Friday January 06, 2012 - 01:14:00 PM

I'll admit it. I'm haunted by The Ghost Protocol, the latest in the Tom Cruise/Ethan Hunt sequel from the Mission Impossible franchise. -more-

Around & About: Performing Arts Adult Ed. Classes led by Marion Fay--Theater & Music Appreciation

By Ken Bullock
Friday January 06, 2012 - 12:21:00 PM

Marion Fay's truly engaging adult education classes in theater and music appreciation resume this week at the Northbrae Community Church, near the top of Solano Avenue and the tunnel. The classes are affiliated with Albany Adult School. -more-

Hipsters: From Russia with Jazz Opens January 13

Reviewed By Gar Smith
Friday January 06, 2012 - 10:33:00 AM

Hipsters, the first Russian musical in 50 years, has won a slew of Nikas (the Russian "Oscar") and has been an audience favorite at film festivals around the world. Hipsters (Stilyagi, in Russian) is set in Moscow in 1959, a time when owning an Elvis Presley LP can get a kid busted. As one character warns, "You can get 10 years in jail for kowtowing to Western lifestyles." -more-

Don't Miss This: Post-Holiday

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Friday January 06, 2012 - 11:35:00 AM

If like me, you're totally fed up with the long holiday season, join the club! What once was a magical Christmas for children, the event can now be summed up in dollar signs! Commercialism at its worst! Nevertheless, we may still find several ways of celebration with the many activities offered in the New Year. -more-