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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

Artist Spotlight
August 1, 2020

The dancer, choreographer, and educator shares her ideas for building an equitable, open, and inclusive world of dance.

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Artist Spotlight
July 13, 2020

The resilient choreographer remains active, creative, and collaborative, whatever the challenges.

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Artist Spotlight
July 6, 2020

The S.F. violinist/composer talks about balancing classical music with bluegrass on her new CD with Nashville mandolin wizard Tristan Scroggins.

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Recording Review
July 3, 2020

The Italian composer/pianist recorded his moving, tuneful originals on an iPhone.

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Artist Spotlight
June 30, 2020

The award-winning trumpeter, composer, and designer shares his vision for the future of music, culture, and social justice in America.

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Artist Spotlight
June 22, 2020

In a long interview, the renowned jazz polymath talks about staying human and finding love, justice, and hope in dark times.

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Artist Spotlight
June 8, 2020

The Grammy-winning East Bay artist shares his insights on staying focused and creative in turbulent times.

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Book Review
June 8, 2020

Written especially for women survivors of violence, the interactive e-book provides lessons and ideas of value to anyone.

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Recording Review
May 26, 2020

The trio’s Silo Songs EP explores a lockdown day in four musical phases.

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Upcoming Concert
May 25, 2020

The soprano/piano duo expanded their technical and artistic skills to meet the challenges of the new performance frontier.

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Book Review
May 18, 2020

Ian Zack’s engaging book traces the venerated singer’s artistic victory over personal struggles, rampant racism, and professional challenges.

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Upcoming Concert
May 14, 2020

The all-female rhythm ensemble dances in historic S.F. locations for the May 19 web episode.

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Artist Spotlight
May 12, 2020

A new project engaging scores of musicians in broadcasting tales of the pandemic from around the world is keeping the eclectic composer busy.

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Book Review
May 4, 2020

The former dancer’s harrowing memoir traces her journey from a promising career on the boards toward great self-fulfillment.

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Book Review
April 24, 2020

Sophy Roberts uncovers a wealth of keyboard lore on her journey through the Russian outback in search of a piano.

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Artist Spotlight
April 18, 2020

The jazz chanteuse shares her humor, insights into her new recording, and stories from a lifetime of making music.

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Artist Spotlight
April 13, 2020

The vibrant multi-instrumentalist talks about keeping the creative juices flowing when the outlets have dried up.

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Feature Article
April 10, 2020

Taming anxiety is a matter of mastering “flow,” whether it’s on the concert stage or in a sports arena.

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Upcoming Concert
Artist Spotlight
March 21, 2020

The pianist unveils her latest recording and talks about its deep roots in traditional music.

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