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Charlie Varon

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright and performer Charlie Varon, about his new project ‘Second Time Around’, a duet for Cello and Storyteller in collaboration with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, which opens at The Marsh San Francisco this weekend. Also, a conversation with Daniel Levenstein, Director of Chamber Music SF, about the new season which continues on March 12 with violinist Sarah Chang. Director Jon Wai-keung Lowe stops by to discuss the West Coast premiere of Tanya Barfield’s ‘The Call’, a play about international adoption and the legal and ethical turmoil it brings to a family, presented by Theatre Rhinoceros at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco. And via phone we check in with classical musicians and comedic duo Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, about their San Francisco debut on March 13th at Davies Symphony Hall with their show ‘And Now Mozart’. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday march 3, 2016 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime. 

SF Chronicle

This week, host David Latulippe talks with SFArtsED artistic director, Emily Keeler about the young cast involved in the upcoming production of L'il Abner at the Eureka Theatre; jazz vocalist Paula West shares details about her gig at Feinstein’s at the Nikko; Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director of Z Space talks about  the world premiere of Hundred Days, a folk rock odyssey conceived and composed by The Bengsons; and San Francisco playwright and performer Charlie Varon talks about his solo comedy show ‘Feisty Old Jew’ at The Marsh SFOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on February 20, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.

 The changing face of San Francisco is a source of controversy for many locals. In his latest one-man show, "Feisty Old Jew," local performer Charlie Varon demonstrates how the issue can be a solid source of comedy too. 

Finding the truth in the digital age

May 17, 2012

In the era of Mike Daisey making up facts for his stories about Apple factory workers in China, or the uproar over the motives behind the recent KONY video, we have to start asking ourselves how real these real world videos really are. What’s going on outside the frame of a YouTube video? What’s true? And, who decides?