Arts & Culture

Confession: I have never managed to sit through anything longer than two hours without glancing at my watch at least once.  Until now.

Guitarist Xuefei Yang

Xuefei Yang, the first guitarist in China to enter a music school and launch an international professional career, is a rarity among the mostly male-dominated greats such as Andres Segovia, Paco de Lucía and Julian Bream.

On a foggy Monday last week, the City Lights Room was transformed once again into a magical space for art at the UCSF 25th Anniversary Faculty and Staff Art show and sale.

The music of Bonnie and the Bang Bang sounds as if it would be best enjoyed from the back of a smoke-filled, dimly lit roadside bar, but maybe that’s just me. 

It’s one of the highlights of the San Francisco music calendar:  the autumnal rite of Bluegrass —Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, that is.

“Don’t shut down the humanistic side. It’ll make you unbalanced,” intoned Dr. David Watts, a gastroenterologist and UCSF clinical professor of medicine, at the end of our interview.

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Spread across a scorched sand basin in the heart of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, 50,000 people are pitching tents, parking RVs, scrambling up giant statues, putting on Day-Glo fur costumes, dancing to techno and brewing coffee on Coleman stoves

San Francisco Performances’ Culture Card is the best deal in town for arts lovers.

Since 2005, the Dodos have been known for the experimental style of their music, and this is reflected in their earlier albums, such as 2008’s Visiter, an appealing and slightly eclectic showcase of the band’s various musical interests, s

It is rare to find a TV show is that is relatable, witty and funny without being so trashy that I have to pretend in public that I have never heard of it.