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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

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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Artist Spotlight
March 5, 2020

The versatile singer and actor talks about inhabiting the spirits of four iconic African American women in the long-running show.

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Feature Article
March 2, 2020

Harlem Renaissance painter Archibald Motley is the inspiration behind PUSH and Acakmoor’s latest show together.

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Artist Spotlight
February 29, 2020

The San Francisco choreographer talks about the diverse traditions informing the new works in “Triple Take.”

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Artist Spotlight
February 20, 2020

Trombonist Pat Mullan talks about how the ensemble pays tribute to African-American jazz masters Mary Lou Williams and Melba Liston.

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Upcoming Concert
February 17, 2020

Laura Elaine Ellis talks about the many ways the festival celebrates African-American ideas and creative expression through dance.

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Upcoming Concert
February 10, 2020

Festival Director Bruce Labadie trusts his well-tuned instincts in booking the city-wide celebration.

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Upcoming Concert
    February 10, 2020

    The collaborative, multidisciplinary work melds cutting-edge digital technology with human movement in real time.

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    Feature Article
    January 21, 2020

    Cofounder Charles Amirkhanian talks about a lifetime of expanding and reshaping the definition of “serious music.”

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