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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
August 8, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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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    May 21, 2018

    The conceptual artist died in 2015, but a trust ensures that her works find currency and collaboration with contemporary artists.

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    May 21, 2018

    The California composer addresses headline topics with latter-day lieder imbued with classical, jazz, and rock influences.

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    May 21, 2018

    Laura Kaminsky's Today It Rains explores the artist's transformational journey to New Mexico.

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      May 15, 2018

      It’s a band that can go from blues to Bach and back to bluegrass and folk. And the audience is growing.

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      Feature Article
      May 15, 2018

      An unassuming jazz great is still a jazz great.

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      Upcoming Concert
        April 14, 2018

        Malian griot, Egyptian chaabi, dan bau, rock 'n' roll, sound artists - and one very unusual string quartet.

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        Upcoming Concert
        April 2, 2018

        The new-music festival devotes six days to text-sound compositional work using "speech" as a musical medium.

        More about Other Minds »
        Feature Article
        March 30, 2018

        The program celebrates 30 years of providing engaging musical experiences in the public schools.

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        Artist Spotlight
        March 22, 2018

        The composer chats about her creative process, the importance of staying open, and her upcoming concert at BAMPFA.

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        Upcoming Concert
          March 19, 2018

          The jazz singer's sixth "Just Like a Woman" show features a stellar lineup of Bay-Area women singers and musicians.

          More about Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse »

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