Features

Bill Doggett - February 16, 2022

This expansive essay explores the cultural contradictions of the Harlem Renaissance and American culture informing Still’s musical achievements.

Andrew Gilbert - February 14, 2022

Social-justice advocacy is all in a day’s work for the virtuosic drummer. Her run of five unique shows at SFJAZZ starts Feb. 16.

Jeremy Reynolds - February 6, 2022

A new generation of visionary directors stands tradition on its head to find relevant ways to present opera.

 

Michael Zwiebach - February 1, 2022

What to explore first in the great pianist’s recordings.

Emily Wilson - January 31, 2022

The dynamic dancer/choreographer/educator brings her company to the Hammer Theatre Feb. 4.

Emily Wilson - January 24, 2022

The San Mateo company made a name for itself with a hip-hop rendition of Nutcracker. Its 21st-century takes on Guys and Dolls and Cinderella premiere this spring.

Andrew Gilbert - January 18, 2022

Guitarist Django Reinhardt’s musical legacy continues to thrive in California and beyond.

Emily Wilson - January 14, 2022

Hoping that the recent surge in infections will be brief, some companies are rescheduling their big events for later in the season.

Jim Farber - January 13, 2022

How the adventurous and determined are navigating the financial burdens of COVID.

Andrew Gilbert - January 11, 2022

Joey DeFrancesco, one of the instrument’s greatest artists, performs in the Bay Area this month.