Arts & Culture

1:13pm

Mon March 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

3Girls Theater sets the stage for female playwrights

The founders of the "3Girls Theatre": Lee Brady, Suze Allen, AJ Baker.
Michael Bellino

The “3Girls” in the 3GirlsTheater are three experienced writers and theater personalities: Suze Allen, AJ Baker and Lee Brady. Their goal, according to Allen, is to put “women's work on stage where it belongs.”

At the moment, the cast and crew of “3Girls Theater” are in rehearsal. They are preparing for two plays: The Right Thing and What about Ben? – both written by Baker and Brady, and directed by Allen.

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4:08pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area pianist Larry Vuckovich delivers 'Somethin' Special'

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Veteran Bay Area pianist Larry Vuckovich is finally getting his music back on the national radio charts. His CD, “Somethin’ Special,” has hit the top ten lists for numerous weeks in a row.

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1:22pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Leukemia survivor heals body and soul

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness like cancer can be life shattering. For Darlene Harris, it was an opportunity to reflect on her life. She’s a certified massage therapist at Peace of Body, Peace of Mind in Richmond. The name of her business reflects a state of mind she has reached after living many years of what she calls misery – from a disturbed childhood, to a failed marriage, to being diagnosed with leukemia at age 45.

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11:32am

Thu March 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

Magik*Magik Orchestra

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The Magik*Magik Orchestra of San Francisco is a modular orchestra, and very open to collaboration. They’ll be collaborating with conductor John Kennedy on Saturday (March 3) at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco as part of this year’s Festival of New Music, presented by Other Minds. There’s a panel discussion at 7pm, with the concert starting at 8pm.

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4:35pm

Wed February 29, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Accidental Music of Imperfect Escalators

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Ever since the industrial revolution, when it became possible for products to be designed just once and then mass produced, it has been the slight imperfections and wear introduced by human use that has transformed a quality mass produced product into a thing we love. Your worn blue jeans, your grandmothers iron skillet, the initial design determined their quality, but it’s their imperfections that make them comfortable, that make them lovable, that make them yours.

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