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'Black Odyssey' at CalShakes a formidable adventure
CalShakes artistic director Eric Ting took a risk for the third play of the season in the beautiful theater in the hills, the Bruns Amphitheater: producing a text that had been performed only once before, "Black Odyssey," by contemporary playwright Marcus Gardley.
By Sophie Braccini



New concert, new season for the Pacific Chamber Orchestra
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra will open its concert season in Lafayette Sept. 16 with its first concert, "Walk in Poetry," with works by Schubert, Beethoven and Mozart. Famed Bay Area pianist Natsuki Fukasawa will perform Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 with the chamber's ...By Sophie Braccini



Film Clips
The 20th Annual California Independent Film Festival is right around the corner, Sept. 7-16, and CAIFF is very excited about the amazing lineup of films. Our slogan, "Something for Everyone from Around the World," holds true with over 75 films from the U.S., Canada, ...By Derek Zemrak



Film Clips
The California Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 20th year Sept. 7 - 13 at the Rheem and Orinda Theatres. Oscar Recipient, four-time Golden Globe winner and four-time Emmy recipient, Helen Hunt, will be the honored guest and will receive the 2017 ...By Derek Zemrak



Lafayette artist rises from ashes to create new works inspired by local landscapes
When your home catches fire and you lose everything, including your life's work of paintings, it might be hard to imagine recovering from such a devastating loss.
But recover is exactly ...
By Kara Navolio



A realistic and raw version of 'The Glass Menagerie' at CalShakes
It starts slowly, almost softly like a sweet song on an old record player. Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" is a play about memory, yes, but painful memories. The kind that tore you apart growing up and that can only be looked at with a nostalgic feeling of ...By Sophie Braccini



Film Clips
There are several special events coming to the Lamorinda theaters in the next few weeks beginning with "Titanic" at the Orinda's Thursday Free Movie Night, 7 p.m. July 13. The story of the Titanic begins in the present, 2.5 miles under water where a fortune hunter ...By Derek Zemrak



Film Clips
What do others say about love? Find out in the award-winning solo play, "What They Said About Love" written and directed by Bay Area resident Steve Budd, for one night only at the Rheem Theatre at 7 p.m. July 1.
By Derek Zemrak



Author sensitively chronicles the horrors of war and its aftermath
When you are forced to flee by the horrors of war, what must you leave behind? What can't you leave behind? These questions, addressed so lyrically and sensitively by Rachel Hall in her new collection of stories, "Heirlooms," are as relevant to the refugees of today ...By Sora O'Doherty



Artists push artistic boundaries in new Moraga Art Gallery show
Moraga Art Gallery visitors are invited to embark on an exploratory visual journey as part of this summer's Experiments and Explorations exhibit, which features Patrick Hayashi's inventive, beautifully innovative and evocative imagery, and Linda Yoshizawa's weaves of ...By Sophie Braccini



Film Clips
My Cousin Rachel" begins its two-week run at the Orinda Theatre on June 16. A remake of the 1952 original starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland is based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name.
By Derek Zemrak



SMC's MFA dance program presents the first ever 'Process Dance Festival'
Launched in 2014, Saint Mary's College of California MFA in Dance program offers dancers, choreographers, and designers the chance to further their studies and prepare for employment in professional dance organizations and higher education. The second graduating ...Submitted by Michael Lupacchino



Film Clips
Wonder Woman soars into the Rheem Theatre with a preview screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1. "Wonder Woman" is one of the most anticipated blockbuster movies of the summer and you can see it early before it opens nationwide on Friday.
By Derek Zemrak




An 'Ideal' Mix of Wit and Deceit at Town Hall Theatre
Political corruption, hypocrisy, secrets, and witty humor blend perfectly in Lafayette Town Hall Theatre's production of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband," running June 3-24, with previews June 1 and 2.
By Kara Navolio



Film Clips
Lamorinda On May 20 at the Rheem Theatre, get ready for a night of unbelievable sleight of hand, hilarious audience interaction, and a grand finale that will amaze you! It's fun for the whole family when illusionist Timothy James takes center stage accompanied by ...By Derek Zemrak



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