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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

Upcoming Concert
January 18, 2021

The bicoastal dance company premieres a new work Jan. 29–30.

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Artist Spotlight
January 4, 2021

The charismatic young trumpeter and vocalist performs for Cal Performances at Home with her quintet.

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Upcoming Concert
December 22, 2020

A crack team of composers, librettists, singers, and musicians develops a podcast series of five interwoven operas that defy genre.

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Artist Spotlight
December 14, 2020

We chat with the tireless vocalist about her television special, life during lockdown, and her illustrious career.

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Upcoming Concert
November 30, 2020

Music Got Me Here traces one teen’s recovery from traumatic brain injury via music therapy.

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Upcoming Concert
November 9, 2020

“Rise Up for Change” supports GLIDE’s life-saving work and features an all-star roster of guest artists.

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Artist Spotlight
November 3, 2020

We check in with the composer about her recent Heinz Award, her program pairing composers with performers, and how she stays more than busy despite the challenges.

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Feature Article
October 27, 2020

The difficulties for musicians have rarely been greater than now, but here are three who have never backed down from a challenge.

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Artist Spotlight
October 19, 2020

The violinist and composer made her name with powerhouse pop and hip-hop covers and playing with Beyoncé, but she has Beethoven on her mind, too.

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Artist Spotlight
October 5, 2020

With a full slate of ongoing performances and teaching gigs, the jazz violinist is keeping himself more than busy. He tells SFCV how he manages it all.

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October 3, 2020
The Ross McKee Foundation sponsors a strong lineup of keyboard wizards and focuses the spotlight on solo works by Black composers.
Artist Spotlight
September 19, 2020

The ukulele virtuoso, who rocketed to fame via a Beatles cover 15 years ago, talks about his new album and the joys of staying home.

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September 19, 2020
The famous percussionist teams up with the Museum of the African Diaspora to present a history of Latin musical genres.
Feature Article
September 14, 2020

Choreographers Trey McIntyre, Amy Seiwert, and Gregory Dawson speak about what they’re doing and the future of dance.

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Artist Spotlight
September 7, 2020

The Oakland-based musician chats about his new album, the link between his electronic music and Chopin, and life with the coronavirus.

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Upcoming Concert
August 31, 2020

For this year’s Bridge Project, the company doubles down on its commitment to improvisation and dance as activism.

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Artist Spotlight
August 17, 2020

Writer, critic, and now singer/songwriter Simmons conquers a pandemic and personal injury to release her second album.

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Artist Spotlight
August 11, 2020

The Lebanese-American musician/composer talks about her newest recording, which melds blues, jazz, and hip-hop with Arabic music new and old.

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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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