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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
September 3, 2019

The influential guitarist talks about his famous violin collection and upcoming gigs at the Freight & Salvage.

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Feature Article
August 13, 2019

Lang talks about parenting, life lessons, and what makes a piece of music worth listening to again and again.

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Artist Spotlight
August 2, 2019

The violinist talks about performing the revered jazz trumpeter’s new violin concerto at the Cabrillo Festival on Aug. 11.

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Artist Spotlight
July 26, 2019

The busy soprano talks about her artistic evolution and her demanding lead role in West Edge Opera’s Breaking the Waves.

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Artist Spotlight
July 26, 2019

The prolific polymath talks about her upcoming premiere, the progress of women composers, and her commitment to music education.

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Artist Spotlight
July 6, 2019

The intrepid choreographer talks about her upcoming project at ODC, new initiatives, and a career spent breaking boundaries.

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Upcoming Concert
July 1, 2019

Flower Piano once again transforms the SF Botanical Garden with a dozen interactive chamber-music salons.

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Upcoming Concert
June 7, 2019

YBCA hosts The Exceptionally Elderly Overweight Black Man Phoenix on June 14.

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Upcoming Concert
May 10, 2019

The award-winning Orihara explores the intersection of American and Japanese modern-dance traditions as expressed by women choreographers.

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Artist Spotlight
April 23, 2019

The prolific composer and performer talks about her new album and her life of listening and creating.

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Artist Spotlight
April 12, 2019

The eclectic pianist chats about her influences and inspirations for Holes in the Sky.

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Upcoming Concert
April 8, 2019

Ensemble Illume shine light on unusual trios from Brahms and Kaija Saariaho on April 13.

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Upcoming Concert
April 5, 2019

Informed by veteran soldiers and a serving battalion, Kay’s work touches on every aspect of war and its aftermath on the people who wage it.

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Upcoming Concert
    March 19, 2019

    Tammy Hall, Maria Muldaur, and Kim Nalley are among the 11 jazz artists joining Benin in her annual celebration of Bay Area women in music.

    More about Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse »
    Artist Spotlight
    March 1, 2019

    Koh delves deep into her profound connection with the Finnish composer and talks about a new project steeped in her family’s history.

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    Artist Spotlight
    February 14, 2019

    The acclaimed, prolific choreographer is making more time to do what she does best: create.

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    Upcoming Concert
    February 7, 2019

    The career activist chooses music that energizes the spirit and engenders joy.

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    Upcoming Concert
    January 25, 2019

    A multimedia concert, inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road, combines classical and popular music for an immersive experience.

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    Artist Spotlight
    January 11, 2019

    Paul Miller’s multimedia project at the Yerba Buena Center embraces the vast universe of digital information.

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    Feature Article
    January 2, 2019

    Photographer Veryl Oakland’s images capture jazz greats in beautiful moments both ecstatic and contemplative.

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