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A Night at the Ballet: The San Francisco Ballet- Cinderella

By Shantall Prado, published on Mar 22, 2014

...work of the composer, lighting and special effect teams. Cinderella shows great craftsmanship and comes together to reveal a lovely story of a child growing up under harsh conditions to flourish into the beautiful character that is Cinderella.

The production of Cinderella debuted in San Francisco and was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. It was an amazing display of creative techniques, use of props and striking music. Cinderella was played the the talented Maria Kochetkova and Prince Charming by Joan Boada. Together this powerful duo helped bring to life the awe striking... (more)

Tags: san francisco, ballet, theater, cinderella, christopher wheeldon

Remembering San Francisco’s Market Street EMPORIUM

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 12, 2012

I came to this country in the winter of 1964, at the age of eight. And on that very first American winter, my adopted American grandfather took me and my younger brother to The Emporium, on Market Street, in San Francisco. We saw our very fist American Christmas display, met Santa Claus for the first time and sat on his lap. And then we saw our very first American Christmas Carnival, of all places, on the rooftop of The Emporium. We rode a Ferris wheel, tasted yummy corn dog on-a-stick, and fell in-love with cotton candy—a cloud of pink, sugary delight.

Over the years we often shopped... (more)

Tags: san francisco, emporium, market street

Laffing Sal Laughed Endlessly at San Francisco’s Playland

By HomeRearedChef, published on Nov 5, 2012

Laffing Sal wasn’t very pretty but she was certainly memorable, and very colorful. She had bright pink cheeks and fire-engine red lipstick. She wore a little green hat on short, red, curly hair, and her mouth was fixed open in laughter, showing a big gap between her two front teeth. Her boisterous laughter, a continuous cackle, was heard throughout the entire amusement park. And it was said that she frightened many small children and annoyed scores of adults.

Playland was set at the seaside, along the Great Highway; and just how many times our family made trips to this fun-fest theme... (more)

Tags: san francisco, laffing sal, playland, amusement parks

Tales From A Floating World

By Notumbus Bumbus, published on Dec 9, 2011

#6, Boyd and Jennifer

We lost most of lower Battery Street last week. The news reported that recent events suggest a possible increase in the speed of the rise. They are already saying that Kearney Street could be gone by fall. I just hope they get Henry’s Hunan out of there in time. This town would really be a lost cause without the Henry’s Special.

Jennifer’s Mom got word she had to move a couple of days ago, from her co-op in Lower Manhattan. She thought it would be better to move her Mom Upstate somewhere, but her Mom was having none of that. She was all, “I was born in Manhattan,... (more)

Tags: manhattan, san francisco, island, sea level

Comedy Stays in the Family

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jan 5, 2011

...because he says it sounds better than “Chine-ish.”

Jeff recently made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and was cast to play classic comic Joey Bishop, in the long-running musical tribute "The Rat Pack Is Back," in San Francisco, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Jeff is also credited and appears in the blockbuster film "The Pursuit of Happyness," starring Will Smith.

Josh Applebaum has been doing standup for six years now, and has worked with names like Robin Williams, Johnny Steele and his famous father, to name a... (more)

Tags: san francisco, paws for laughter, steven pearl, fort mason center, rocket dog rescue, jeff applebaum, josh applebaum

Can You Defend Yourself?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Dec 3, 2010

About a month ago, I encountered an angry individual at San Francisco's Fort Mason Park. His unleashed mutt sprinted toward my leashed pooch, and heated words were exchanged. In an instant, he was in my face. He looked like the boxer Butterbean (see photo) and he must have had me by three inches and at least 120 lbs. Blows seemed imminent, but the moment was diffused when my dog started barking. My adrenalin was off the scale, but afterwards I thought, what would I have done if that guy had tried to hit me? I’ve been in a total of two fights in my life both in my college fraternity days at... (more)

Tags: san francisco, boxing, simone nightmare redmond, polk street gym

Has He Used Up His 15 Minutes?

By Ed Attanasio, published on Oct 10, 2010

Larry Bubbles Brown is a San Francisco based standup comedian who holds the record of appearing on David Letterman’s Late Night Show twice 20 years apart. Some call this “longevity” while others have labeled it as “pathetically hanging on”. Either way, Bubbles is a comedy icon in San Francisco, one of the old-timers who have survived in a tough game for almost 30 years, working Bay Area comedy clubs, one-nighters and Las Vegas high-paying gigs and working with great SF names like Rob Schneider, Booby Slaton and Dana Carvey.

Brown has appeared on over 25 TV shows, appeared several times... (more)

Tags: san francisco, larry bubbles brown, stand up comic

Improve Rather Than Move

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 23, 2010

Homeowners in San Francisco are improving their homes instead of selling them. In this market, adding value to your house, apartment or condo is a sage decision, because once the economy rebounds, your residence will be worth more and more attractive to buyers if and when you’re ready to make a move.

Real estate agents are always pushing, pushing pushing--sell, sell, sell. Well, that might have been a good idea a few years ago, but right now the smart people are staying in their homes, especially in San Francisco, where home values haven't plummeted like they have in the rest of the... (more)

Tags: san francisco, what smart people are saying, the city by the bay

Chrissy Angliker: A Hot Artist on the Rise

By Ed Attanasio, published on Sep 12, 2010

...I want to share my paintings with my Swiss friends and associates and this is a wonderful way to do it. Many apply every year to be involved in this project, so I am very enthused to be one of the people who got picked.”

Angliker’s paintings eventually made their way to San Francisco from NYC this summer, at the new Amelia Hyde Gallery, and Nor Cal art enthusiasts are enamored with her work. She hopes to come to the City by the Bay and to possible live there at some point, because she loves the art scene there and the creative energy emanating from the region.

... (more)

Tags: san francisco, chrissy angliker, amelia hyde gallery, swiss artist

The Tamale Lady of San Francisco

By Annabelle Charbit, published on Sep 8, 2010

...wrong, the Tamale Lady even has her own page on Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-tamale-lady-san-francisco, thick with rave reviews. I was completely flummoxed, especially as I had always understood health and safety to be a serious matter here in the USA. Clearly this does not apply to San Francisco. As I glanced around at the customers guzzling questionable tamales, wondering whether I should nip to CVS and purchase a round of antibiotics for the entire pub, it occurred to me that if people were stupid enough to consume merchandise that wasn’t even pretending to be sanitary,... (more)

Tags: san francisco, homeless in san francisco, tamale lady

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