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Oakland Arts

The Jaded Sing Hallelujah for Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"I am experiencing a kind of crisis," Tchaikovsky wrote gloomily, after being ordered by the tzar's flunkeys to compose a ballet score for a flimsy tale centred around children, rats and a candy kingdom. After the glory of The Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker commission seemed like an insult.

Who Wants a Mustache Ride? An Evening of Tourette's Without Regrets

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 07.08.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

When was the last time you spent an evening with your jaw dropped? With your head sore from laughter while listening to words so offensive you couldn't help but react?