Charles Michael Kittredge Thompson IV has been a solo artist for three times as long as he was originally with the Pixies. He’s released three times as many albums as he did with the band, under three different stage names—his original Pixies moniker Black Francis, the solo change-up Frank Black and even the combination Frank Black Francis.
Kay Ryan, one of the more distinguished and distinctive voices in American poetry, will be the featured guest at the Second Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading this Sunday afternoon.
Deep into rehearsals for the new holiday production of A Year With Frog And Toad, director and choreographer Art Manke provides a nugget of insight into his work mode. Drawing a vivid comparison between directing for TV and for theater, Manke allows that “in TV everything is instant—it’s like microwaving pizza. Theater requires time, time for the process. It’s a gourmet meal.”
Jewel Theatre’s production, running through Nov. 20 at Center Stage, gives us the beauty of show tunes.
The singing satirist, who performed Nov. 4 in Santa Cruz, talked to Santa Cruz Weekly about his career, the radio DJ who made him famous and the art of poking fun.
E & O Trading Co. has called it quits after 11 years on South First Street in San Jose. Word is they fell behind on rent and left everything: plates, pots and pans, the works.