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An insider's perspective into life under Communist Russia at SMC Museum of Art
The current exhibit at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art offers an insider’s perspective into life under Soviet totalitarian rule.
“Darker Shades of Red: Soviet Propaganda Posters from ...
By Kara Navolio

Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom at Orinda Theatre, March 1
The next "Live at the Orinda Theatre Concert Series" will be March 1 with Golden Globe winner Amanda McBroom and musical director Michele Brourman. Described by the New York Times as "...the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an ...By Derek Zemrak

Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest moves event date, extends deadline
Lamorinda Arts Council has extended its entry deadline to March 18 for the 3rd Annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, which will now be held at 3 p.m. on April 15 at the Lafayette Library Community Hall.
Submitted by Denise Nomura

Film Clips
I know what you are thinking: I know the story and I don't want to see it or hear it again. But you are wrong. "I, Tonya" is a very well-crafted independent film that will make you think differently about Tonya Harding and the infamous attack on Nancy Kerrigan. ...By Derek Zemrak

'The Nile Hilton Incident' - a real film noir gem
Based on the true story of the 2008 assassination of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai, the crime film "The Nile Hilton Incident" tells about corruption at all levels of the administration in Cairo on the eve of the Egyptian revolution. In the Greek tragedy ...By Sophie Braccini

Film Clips
When Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborate on a project for the first time it is a must see. If they are all on board for the same movie project, the standards are set very high. "The Post" is that movie and it will not disappoint.
By Derek Zemrak

'Garden Abstraction' opens at the Moraga Art Gallery
The Moraga Art Gallery's 2018 schedule of shows begins with paintings by Orinda artist Lisa Gunn. Entitled "Garden Abstraction," Gunn's work captures the light, the colors and the shifting shapes and shadows found in the course of a day in her lush backyard garden. ...Submitted by George Ehrenhaft

Film Clips
Happy holidays and a very prosperous 2018! The Orinda and Rheem theatres will be busy over the next week and we have something for everyone.
"The Greatest Showman" is now playing at The ...
By Derek Zemrak

Window opens for local filmmakers to compete in Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest
Lamorinda Arts Council will host its 3rd Annual ShortDocs Film Fest at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center at 3 p.m. Feb. 11. This documentary film festival provides local filmmakers an opportunity to create new work as well as showcase it at a community ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Local artist exhibits
The California College of the Arts Fall 2017 BFA Thesis Show will feature Moraga Illustrator Jaya Griggs, 2013 graduate of Campolindo High School. The show will be held at the McClintock Building,100 Carolina, San Francisco and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Film Clips
The weather outside is getting chilly and there is the scent of holidays in the air. It is also a great time to go to the movies in Lamorinda. This is the busiest time of the year for the theatres. There are so many choices heading to the Rheem and Orinda theatres - ...By Derek Zemrak

Film Clips
Since 1995, Pixar has been raising the bar of the animated film industry. We have been waiting patiently for their next release and now it is time for "Coco." Once again Pixar has set the animation bar a few notches higher. "Coco" is set in Mexico during the Mexican ...By Derek Zemrak

Upcoming CAPA 'Nutcracker' vows to wow
Join Clara as her Christmas Eve dream comes true and snow falls onstage, a magical Christmas tree grows and grows, an army of mice battle toy soldiers and sumptuous treats and toys come to life in the California Academy of Performing Arts presentation of "The ...Submitted by Lynn Davis

THT weaves historical perspective into Christmas musical celebration in 'A Civil War Christmas'
Town Hall Theatre ends 2017 with an American musical celebration - an ambitious and vast epic story set on Christmas Eve in 1864, on a very cold Civil War night. During that one night, a nation divided as never before is portrayed through the lives of historical ...By Sophie Braccini

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