Arts & Events

New: Around and About Theater: An Unusual 'Endgame'

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday July 02, 2013 - 09:21:00 PM

An unusual staging of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, 'Endgame,' promising a Laurel and Hardy-style byplay between Hamm and Clov, acted on a set of digitally projected images, runs Thursdays through Saturdays, July 11-20 at 8 pm, Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa (at Harrison), San Francisco, prior to a run at the Edinburgh Fringe. -more-

New: Around and About Music: Donato Cabrera Named California Symphony Music Director

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday July 02, 2013 - 09:16:00 PM

Donato Cabrera has been named Music Director of the California Symphony, following a long search, chosen unanimously from a field of seven finalists. -more-

New: Pandora’s Empty Promise
Pro-nuclear power film obscures as much as it reveals

By Gar Smith
Saturday June 29, 2013 - 09:45:00 AM

You’ve got to give the producers of Pandora’s Promise credit for gumption. It takes a lot of chutzpah to release a pro-nuclear polemic in the wake of the triple meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. The film also suffered the ignominy of opening the same week that the owners of California’s troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station announced the permanent shutdown of the facility’s two crippled reactors. Even the film’s title takes a bit of nerve; it was Pandora’s Box, after all, that unleashed a host of once-contained evils into the world. -more-

Sunday at 2 is the Last Traviata at Berkeley's Hillside Club

Friday June 28, 2013 - 03:14:00 PM

The Verismo Opera Company will be offering the last show in its current production of La Traviata at Berkeley's Hillside Club at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. It will feature soprano Eliza O'Malley and tenor Fred Winthrop. The address is 2286 Cedar St Berkeley, CA 94709. -more-