Latest Culture of San Francisco, California Stories
By Cheryl North Why would the management of New York's Carnegie Hall look all the way across the United States to San Francisco to fill the niche for its upcoming opening night gala commemorating the 90th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth? Because the Bay Area's maestro Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are arguably the best qualified in the country to do the job.
By Sue Gilmore For half its length, Bay Area author Amy Tan's 2001 novel "The Bonesetter's Daughter" thrums along in a quiet, self-reflective way, its narrative driven by the estrogen-drenched domestic angst that entangles mothers and daughters in so many of her books.
By Sue Gilmore The last time I saw violin soloist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg -- and the only time I've ever met her face to face -- she was flush with success and happily hobnobbing late at night in a Sacramento restaurant with string players from the orchestra that had just supported her turn with the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Wanted: Host families for international students. That's the word from the Center for Cultural Interchange, which is designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor visas for high school exchange students from around the world.
By Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 6--The San Francisco Mime Troupe is heading to the polls early.
By Randy Myers, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 18--A Concord man emotionally recounts how he felt when his son became his daughter. A former Albany woman digs through numerous photos and letters while trying to figure out if her great-grandmother had a lesbian lover.
A congressionally chartered nonprofit group that advises the federal government known as the National Academies will release a report this summer about the learning of science in such informal settingsâ€”including such places as museums, zoos and aquariums.
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.