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August 4, 2011

Francesca Zambello’s “American Ring” at San Francisco Opera

Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Francesca Zambello, has been completed and shown in Bayreuth style in three cycles at SF Opera. Read the complete review […]
August 4, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 72

The “Summer of Stein” in San Francisco coincided with the “Summer of the Ring.” Gertrude Stein and Richard Wagner are certainly odd bed-fellows and yet, there […]
July 23, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 71

Lesbians holding hands a No-no at “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories”   Two hand-holding women were forced out of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco […]
July 4, 2011

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde

The second major Stein exhibition, at SFMOMA, is bringing the “Summer of Stein” into full swing: see at Scene4’s July issue “Visions” — http://scene4.com (After the […]
July 1, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 70

So What ARE They Wearing for Gertrude Stein? San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik reported in the Datebook the other day a comment overheard at a birthday […]
June 6, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 69

Emergeny Fashion: What To Wear??? This is a question I hear a lot from both women and men as the Summer of Stein descends upon San […]
May 26, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 68

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Several people had tears in their eyes, myself included, […]
May 22, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 67

I took my third long walk through the exhibition, another treasure hunt. Again I was delighted to see how well Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories is […]
May 16, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 66

Yes they did it. They pulled it off. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, arm in arm with the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in DC (where the show will […]
May 9, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 65

San Francisco In the Spring With Gertrude Stein Soon the museum gates will open and entire families will stroll into “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” and […]