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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
November 30, 2018

The pianist talks about her upcoming concert with Terry Riley and reflects on the transformative power of a life immersed in music.

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Feature Article
November 30, 2018

The famed, male a cappella chorus celebrates a milestone with a world tour and holiday concerts at home.

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Artist Spotlight
November 27, 2018

The in-demand violist chats about her upcoming performance at S.F. Symphony’s SoundBox.

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Feature Article
November 16, 2018

Steeped in opera but drawn to rock, pop, and experimental music, singer/composer Majel Connery talks about reinventing herself.

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Upcoming Concert
Upcoming Concert
    September 28, 2018

    The new dance work set to Pamela Z’s music has a world premiere at ODC.

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    Upcoming Concert
    September 18, 2018

    Tilson Thomas talks about how his personal experiences of the composer inform his conducting in the Stravinsky Festival.

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    Upcoming Concert
    September 11, 2018

    The Path of Light is a fresh collaboration between Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Houman Pourmehdi with the Lian Ensemble.

    More about Z Space »
    Artist Spotlight
    September 11, 2018

    The bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert talks upcoming projects and his sources of inspiration.

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    Upcoming Concert
      August 31, 2018

      A diverse roster of artists melding human and electronic sounds highlights the 19th iteration of the festival.

      More about San Francisco Electronic Music Festival »
      Upcoming Concert
      August 8, 2018

      The beloved singer is all about the music and the festival welcomes her to its all-star roster.

      More about San Jose Jazz »
      Upcoming Concert
      July 16, 2018

      The Oakland-born composer of “Oh Happy Day” died this past January, and his music will be at the center of Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s festival performances.

      More about Art + Soul Oakland »
      Feature Article
      July 10, 2018

      New research shows how music helps Alzheimer’s patients and inspires us to cooperate.

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      Upcoming Concert
      July 6, 2018

      Schoenberg on gut strings and a run of 19th-century composers, heard on instruments of their time.

      More about Valley of the Moon Music Festival »
      Feature Article
      July 2, 2018

      The prolific composer talks about her creative life and her new opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

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      Chamber Music Review
      June 25, 2018

      Creativity blossoms within architectural wonders at the annual solstice event in Oakland's Chapel of the Chimes.

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      Artist Spotlight
      June 19, 2018

      The concert pianist offers insights into his haunted early years, his controversial book, and the transformational power of music.

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      Upcoming Concert
      June 11, 2018

      The 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival offers a diverse range of musical acts from all walks of jazz life.

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      Feature Article
      June 5, 2018

      When polio struck the aspiring pianist, she had to retrain her body how to engage with her instrument and make music in new ways.

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      Upcoming Concert

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