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Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher is a San Francisco Bay Area writer. Her work has been published by WIRED.com, Diablo Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, InDance, East Bay Express, Oakland Magazine, SF Weekly, and others.  She is a children's book author, designer and illustrator, with over 50 books in print. Also a choreographer, ballet master and teacher, she coaches professional ballet and contemporary dance companies in the U. S. and Canada.  Visit her website online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Articles by this Author

Feature Article
January 19, 2017

Books on music to inspire and inform.

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Feature Article
January 17, 2017

The bassist, composer, and educator talks about his projects, his work with kids, and using music to reflect a “positive and truthful” history.

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Upcoming Concert
January 17, 2017

From Biggie to Bach, the dynamic duo finds common ground in hip-hop and classical music

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CD Review
December 29, 2016

The pianist’s new CD provides a musical soundtrack to a famous Langston Hughes poem.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
December 10, 2016

Under Elim Chan’s baton, the symphony and pianist find perfect common ground for uncommon artistry.

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Upcoming Concert
December 9, 2016

The beloved a cappella ensemble brings songs of joy and righteousness to the Bay Area.

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Chamber Music Review
December 6, 2016

A new multimedia quartet highlights a striking program of Kronos-commissioned works.

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Upcoming Concert
November 28, 2016

The venerable women’s vocal ensemble unveils an exciting collaborative project, a new recording, and an upcoming concert series.

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Artist Spotlight
November 28, 2016

The acclaimed experimental cellist is a dynamo of creative and social-justice activity.

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Artist Spotlight
November 24, 2016

The celebrated mezzo-soprano explores the peacemaking power of music with a new recording and touring theatrical program.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 22, 2016

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tomkins shines in a new Siegfried Matthus concerto.

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Feature Article
November 16, 2016

Soprano Susan Narucki and her collaborators drag opera out of the ivory tower and into the streets.

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Musical Theater Review
November 15, 2016

A compelling new documentary traces the creation of the phenomenally successful hip-hop musical about the hippest Founding Father.

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Artist Spotlight
October 31, 2016

The legendary dancer talks about Letter to a Man, a powerful interpretation of another legend’s descent into madness.

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Feature Article
October 27, 2016

The noted mezzo-soprano and the artful choreographer set to premiere Art Songs, their third collaboration.

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Dance Review
October 25, 2016

The postmodern choreographer continues to explore the limits of physical expression in a new piece set to a Laurie Anderson score.

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Non-Western Classical Music Review
October 19, 2016

The “Full: Breath” program at BAMFA celebrated the most basic human instinct through dance, music, and visual art.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 18, 2016

The evening’s promise of “Romance” was delivered in small, surprising moments.

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Upcoming Concert
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October 11, 2016

The beloved conductor supports young musicians in an initiative modeled on the program that fostered his own musical development.

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Upcoming Concert
October 7, 2016

The venerable performance space inaugurates its fifth decade with a full slate of exhibitions, parties, and special events.

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