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Entries by George Heymont from 09/2012

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

| Posted 09.03.2012 | Arts

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

The Music That Makes Whales Dance

| Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

The recent news that Betty Buckley will star in a February 2013 London revival of Dear World at the Charing Cross Theatre brings hope that Herman's romantic score will have another opportunity to charm theatregoing audiences.

The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

| Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

Caught in the Crossfire

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts

There is an odd charm to Nadine Labaki's delightful Where Do We Go Now? As she explains, this strongly anti-war movie was not inspired by a tragic piece of news but, rather, one of the oldest blessings in the world.

Musical Hijinks at the 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival

| Posted 09.16.2012 | Arts

Each year's San Francisco Fringe Festival is bound to contain a few surprises. Legacy of the Tiger Mother is an intriguing one-act musical by Angela Chan and Michael Manley that isn't afraid to grab a tiger mother by the tail and whirl her around in the air.

Never Forget

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Arts

Jews will often invoke the phrase "Never Forget" as a way of stressing that memories of the past must not be stolen from us. Three films screened at the 2012 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival focus on moments that should not be forgotten.

Wayne Harris Returns in Tyrone 'Shortleg' Johnson and Some White Boys

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts

The music's hot, Harris is in fine form, and many members of the audience will find it difficult to take their eyes off Jeremy Goodwin's silent, but riveting Baby Boy.

Suicidal Farmers on Film

| Posted 09.26.2012 | Arts

At the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, a series of films documented foreign farmers driven to suicide by their failure to pay off their debts. Watching wealthy Americans handle debt only reaffirms the rigged system.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

| Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts