Maria Goodavage

Maria Goodavage is a journalist, news editor for, and the author of the book Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes.

Articles By This Author

Maria Goodavage - June 26, 2012

The opera Juno and Avos has been running for 30 years in Moscow. Bay Area audiences are about to find out what the fuss is all about.

Maria Goodavage - March 9, 2012

A composer/cellist Zoë Keating readies for a performance with a venturesome modern dance troupe.

Maria Goodavage - February 14, 2012

Do dogs dig Debussy? Some preliminary research has resulted in a line of recordings that is fast becoming the latest must-have pooch product.

Maria Goodavage - May 9, 2011

As the San Francisco Opera gears up for its massive Wagner marathon this summer, ancillary events around the Bay Area will explore the composer’s life and ethos.

Maria Goodavage - May 9, 2011

When Verna Parino talks about the main man in her life, she grasps her coffee mug tightly and sits up tall in her living room chair, her cheeks aglow, her crystal blue eyes twinkling in morning sunlight. “He may be eccentric, but he inspires passion on so many levels.”

Maria Goodavage - March 8, 2011

S.F.–based musician Pamela Z has been getting rave reviews for her musical wizardry for decades. Yet, exactly what she does is hard to pigeonhole and becomes more hyphenated with time. She talks with SFCV about her upcoming series, art, and experimenting with everything from music to food.

Maria Goodavage - January 28, 2011

Music festival meets football in a totally serendipitous way. And that's not all that's great about the Hot Air Music Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory.

Maria Goodavage - January 18, 2011

The Music Together program fosters love of music in very young children (and their parents), and even helps them develop important musical skills.

Maria Goodavage - January 3, 2011

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin recently won a 2010 Grammy Award for for her CD Journey to the New World and became the first guitarist in 43 years to receive two classical Grammies. Here, the director of the guitar departments at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival, hailed by Boston Magazine as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time,” talks with SFCV.

Maria Goodavage - November 16, 2010

This is not your grandfather’s music career: A look inside today's career musician, where the playing field has changed in a sea of downloads and fierce competition, where only the most savvy and entrepreneurial succeed. Time to "get out of your music ghetto."