SF Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ revels in tradition

On Dec. 18, people hurried into the invitingly lit halls of the War Memorial Opera House, trying their best to escape the Bay Area downpour and salvage their Christmas best. At the door, children were handed plush bears. The theater lobby was warm and welcoming, decked out lavishly for the
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Picks of the week: Best of the Bay

The city of Berkeley has a lot to offer, but the world of arts and entertainment extends far beyond the city limits. This week, check out these San Francisco and Oakland events for a taste of the best of the Bay Area. Any time: “Honeymoon” by Lana Del Rey “Honeymoon”
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The Magic of Ballet: SF Ballet kicks off 2012 season

Nothing beats the magic of ballet. The thrill of classical music, the allure of romantic tales and eye-catching costumes, all intertwined with the most skillful, graceful and dramatic dance form. Going to the ballet is like experiencing aesthetic poetry set to music. And that is not to mention the exorbitant
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