Issue:  Vol. 45 / No. 13 / 26 March 2015

Dance - Spanish delights

When the communists came to power in Russia after the revolution, the future of ballet was in question. Was this an art of the elites that needed to be crushed, or was there virtue in it that could be used to support the cause? Fact is, though the Imperial family was the prime supporter of ballet, the performances had always been open to the public, and the public always came en masse. It was a popular art in the Tsar's days, and it remained a popular art in the Soviet Union. (read more)

Fine Arts - 'High Style'
is here at last

Costume as art exhibitions showcasing the adventurous, sometimes wild, always ahead-of-the-curve creations of Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Isabelle de Borchgrave and other fashion icons have collectively pulled in over a million visitors to the Fine Arts Museums, so the arrival at the Legion of Honor of the latest extravaganza, tastefully titled High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, is a much-anticipated event. (read more)

Out There - Behold
Out There's datebook

A friend calls, asking for a date. Out There says sure, reaching for our calendar. (read more)

Music - SFGMC
celebrates love

Join the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus [SFGMC] at Davies Symphony Hall for a joyous celebration. (read more)

Out & About -
Cavalcade of creativity

The week in arts offers a cavalcade of music, theatre, cabaret and multimedia; it all culminates with our fifth annual Besties Awards party at Oasis, and you're invited. (read more)

Theatre - Parisian perversions on parade

Any development not checked at the door will be arrested. Thrillpeddlers is back with a new musical revue with the almost ritualistic symbiosis... (read more)

Music - Spotlighting symphony musicians

Dutch conductor Ton Koopman has finished a two-week guest shot with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall with concerts featuring... (read more)

Film - Bizarre
French love triangle

There are some sexy and frankly unintentionally funny moments in Benoit Jacquot's two-gals-and-a-guy three-way affair Three Hearts. (read more)

Film - Suicide by bully

A recent story in the Daily Mail showed a confident blonde teenage girl, charged with involuntary manslaughter, who'd texted a male friend to "get back in" the idling truck... (read more)

Film - Egos on
a lawless frontier

The new Depression-era drama Serena represents that most alluring and treacherous of film undertakings: a story that simultaneously promises... (read more)

Books - Peggy Lee fever

Peggy Lee was one of the iconic popular singers of the 20th century. She is also recognized as probably the greatest white female jazz singer of her time. (read more)

Books - Lord of the dance

This one's for fans of Hollywood musicals, and general film enthusiasts. Despite a career of several decades directing and choreographing an impressive number of famed Hollywood movies... (read more)

Books - Hollywood
murder mystery

Movies are the great art-form of the 20th century, but they have changed significantly since inception. (read more)

Music - Rolled-over Tchaikovsky

Few warhorses of classical music have been as variously handicapped as Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. (read more)

Television - The importance of loving 'Glee'

There we were, crying on Twitter with TV Guide's Damian Holbrook. He said, "I need to be sedated after this #gleegoodbye." (read more)

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