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He’s Rockin’ the Bay Area Art Scene: Matthew Olyphant

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 27, 2010

His art has been described as containing “jagged, spiky lines covering dramatic conflicting colors, with misspelled words and phrases, shared space with vague scratchy characters and cityscapes that come alive.” His name is Matthew Olyphant and he’s been making a name for himself in the Bay Area as a hot young painter with a bright future.

Olyphant was born in Oakland in 1972 and raised in Modesto. He studied fine art throughout high school and then moved to Berkeley in 1990 to enroll in UC Berkeley and to become part of the burgeoning punk music scene there. While living in Berkeley,... (more)

Tags: matthew olyphant, amelia hyde

Ed's Sports Corner

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 20, 2010

I always enjoy hearing great success stories about local people who’ve made it. Jesse Ortiz is a good example—a Galileo High School and University of San Francisco graduate who’s made it big in the sport of golf as one of the world’s premier golf club designers in the world.

Ortiz began his club designing career as a teenager in 1968 with guidance from his father Lou, founder of Orlimar Golf. Together, Jesse and Lou hand-crafted golf clubs for many of golf’s greatest, from Ken Venturi to Johnnie Miller. The Ortiz’ became personal craftsmen for Northern California’s finest golf professionals.... (more)

Tags: san francisco, galileo high school, jesse ortiz, golf clubs, gus triandos

She IS Edith Piaf

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jun 12, 2010

Multi-talented Naomi Emmerson brings to life Edith Piaf’s unmatched passion for song, her inspirational story of survival and her unwavering faith in love in Piaf: Love Conquers All, this intimate Off-Broadway hit that has travelled from Montreal to Manila before coming to San Francisco.

Emmerson interprets fourteen of Piaf’s most notable songs in their original French language (dialogue in English) and will be accompanied by Alan Choy’s live acoustic piano. Woven among songs are anecdotes of Piaf's life - her passion for men, music and morphine. A version of Piaf's life was recently... (more)

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The Artist's View of This Great Game

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 31, 2010

For the 13th year of the annual exhibition, the George Krevsky Gallery has assembled an All-Star lineup of Baseball Art Rookies and Seasoned Baseball Art Pros.

Every year, I make sure that I get to see the baseball art display at George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco. This year, they’re highlighting new exciting artists while showing respect to the seasoned veterans who’ve contributed in the past. The show is running until June 19, so there’s still plenty of time to see it.

"Rookies" on this year's team, despite their prominence as exhibiting artists, include: pop icon, Mel... (more)

Tags: san francisco, baseball art, george krevsky gallery

Edith Piaf Comes to the City By the Bay

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 29, 2010

Get ready—Edith Piaf will be coming to San Francisco in the person of Naomi Emmerson, an amazing actress/director/visionary and singer extraordinaire. Tone Poet Productions delivers the highly acclaimed Off-Broadway sensation Piaf: Love Conquers All to San Francisco.

Multi-talented Naomi Emmerson brings to life Piaf’s unmatched passion for song, her inspirational story of survival and her unwavering faith in love in this intimate Off-Broadway hit that has travelled from Montreal to Manila.

Emmerson interprets fourteen of Piaf’s most notable songs in their original French language... (more)

Tags: san francisco, edith piaf, naomi emmerson, eureka theater

Galileo Lions Surprise the City By the Bay

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 28, 2010

Galileo High School's baseball squad was invited to a big party it hadn’t attended for 32 years. And although the surprising team left the bash without celebration, the Lions made things tough for Oakland Tech, the eventual victor of the San Francisco-Oakland best-of-three Transbay Series.

The fact that Galileo got into the Transbay Series at all represented an amazing comeback from a team that battled back all season long. When Erik Wilson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Galileo a 5-4 victory over Washington in the San Francisco Section title game at AT&T... (more)

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La Folie: Two Words for Fine French Dining

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 25, 2010

Legendary La Folie Owner/Chef Roland Passot knows French food and he creates a piece of artwork every time one of his plates hits the table. Fine dining could be wasted on me, because I have a naïve, untrained palate. I can’t often tell the difference between pork and chicken or duck and turkey. I know my barbecue and comfort food, but fancy high-end cuisine is kind of a mystery to me. We only get to eat at places like La Folie for very special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries. So, when I do have a fine dining experience, I’m basically a fish out of water.

We knew almost instantly... (more)

Tags: la folie, french cuisine, polk street, chef roland passat

Ed's Sports Corner

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 23, 2010

Let’s Get Lefty in the Hall of Fame!

I went to Lefty O’Doul’s restaurant the other day, ordered an O’Doul’s and sat down to interview Tom O’Doul, Lefty’s cousin. Is that triple déjà vu or what? Right now, there is a movement to get Lefty elected to the Hall of Fame. The Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to people who were ambassadors to the game and have promoted the game of baseball during their lifetime. Frank "Lefty" O'Doul did this and was certainly an ambassador, mentor and promoter of the game during his lifetime. If you would like to help in our letter writing... (more)

Tags: soccer, san francisco, world cup, lefty o'doul, harding park

Guido the Amazing Therapy Cat

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 11, 2010

Therapy dogs are popular and I encounter them all the time in the city, but cats that perform therapy are fairly unique. So, when I had a chance to see an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) cat in action, I seized the opportunity. And I can tell you one thing—this feline walks the walk and meows the talk when it comes to therapy. His name is Guido and he definitely has a connection to human beings that is real and he knows it.

Guido is owned by Judi Basolo, a commercial real estate sales and leasing agent in the city. She’s his handler, his agent, his media liaison and a full-time manager... (more)

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Now Dat's Funny!

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 9, 2010

Dat Phan is the original winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a headlining comedian touring live throughout the U.S. He’s made numerous TV and movie appearances, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Family Guy as a voiceover and Cellular. Dat was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with his mother to San Diego, California when he was a small child. After 9/11, Dat realized that life is short, so he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a comic. He had to travel along the dreary path of open mics in order to gain valuable stage time, but it paid off on August 5, 2003, when... (more)

Tags: dat phan, last comic standing, standup comedy, tommy t's, pleasanton

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