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Entries by George Heymont from 07/2011

Specialty Acts -- From Vaudeville to Blue Man Group

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts

Over the years, specialty acts have ranged from classically trained musical comedians like Victor Borge and Anna Russell to escape artists like Harry Houdini and Doug Henning.

Fancy Footwork (Competition Isn't Everything)

| Posted 07.08.2011 | Arts

Three new films screened at Frameline's recent San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival depict gay men and women who must not only learn how to think on their feet, but depend on their feet to run on auto pilot in an emergency.

San Francisco Opera Triumphs With the Fastest RING in the West

| Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

On Sunday July 3, the San Francisco Opera wrapped up its 2011 summer season, which was focused entirely on performances of Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen.

For The Sheer Pleasure of Their Company: On Friendship, Theatre & Film

| Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts

Most friendships are based on shared interests. Whether it's a love of opera, bird watching, or maritime history, the peculiar passions one shares wit...

CalShakes Unveils a Brilliant New Twist on Shakespeare With The Verona Project

| Posted 07.18.2011 | Arts

A sophisticated, intelligent new variation on Shakespeare's play received a rousing world premiere at the California Shakespeare Theater in a brilliant production conceived, written, directed, and composed by Amanda Dehnert.

Three's Company

| Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts

Two new films probe the delicate forces at work when a third person starts to exert his influence on a couple's home life. In each case, there are no easy answers.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival: The Silents Are Deafening

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

The parade of film festivals through San Francisco's arts calender offers a constant source of entertainment. But if I had to choose one, my favorite would undoubtedly be the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Frozen in Time

| Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts

How do we honor the dead artistically? In some cases, we commission artists and architects to erect monuments to the memories of those we have lost.

Say What?

| Posted 07.29.2011 | San Francisco

Hailed far and wide as a haven for foodies, many Bay Area restaurant menus cater to the curiosity of locovores by indicating which farm produced certa...

Back to the Fifties! -- Revisiting the Best of Broadway

| Posted 07.30.2011 | Arts

Dedicated oenologists take great pride in identifying a vintage year. Fans of the American musical theatre, similarly often look to Ethan Mordden for ...