‘Superheroes’ saved by unforgettable script, captivating performances

Superheroes
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In Cutting Ball Theater’s “Superheroes,” director Sean San Jose illuminates the racial injustices within the drug cultures of Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Throughout the play, he and the cast of “Superheroes” carry an impeccable script while delivering an enthrallingly powerful production. “Superheroes” opens with a journalist, Aparecida (Delina Patrice
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CassMcombs

Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets mix genres in live show

Cass McCombs and the Meat Puppets make an unexpected pairing. The two artists chose to tour together out of mutual admiration, but they share few of the typical similarities for such a setup. Where the Meat Puppets are famous for their energetic mix of grunge rock and country-western influences, McCombs
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YujaWang

Pianist Yuja Wang astounds in San Francisco performance

At only 27 years old, Yuja Wang has received unprecedented praise for her talents as a classical pianist. Her captivating stage presence has allowed her to travel to symphony halls throughout Asia, Europe and North America. On Dec. 1, Wang returned to Davies Symphony Hall for her third recital under
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CopsandRobbers

‘Cops and Robbers’ tackles issues of race, justice

By 8 p.m. Saturday night, demonstrators protesting the decisions not to indict the police officers allegedly involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were blocking traffic at University Avenue and Acton Street. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jinho “the Piper” Ferreira donned his signature black t-shirt and
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Wild

Reese Witherspoon charts new territory in ‘Wild’

Reese Witherspoon astounds whenever she portrays charismatic characters (Tracy Flick of “Election” and Elle Woods of “Legally Blonde,” just to name a couple) who resort to transformative or cathartic decisions when faced with demanding situations. Witherspoon’s ability to fill characterization up to the brim without overfilling it makes these roles
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