Double Dutch

Sehnsucht. The word translates as “longing,” but Germans insist that the real meaning remains elusive to the broad sector of English speakers, falling somewhere…

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Drunken Orchestra

Summering in the city is mostly about being extra precious at Dolores Park, and since you're already there every day looking for your friends…

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Old Meets New

The San Francisco Symphony closes out Fourth of July weekend with a free afternoon concert in Stern Grove’s idyllic outdoor amphitheater. The San Francisco…

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Way to Go, Ohio

The first performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, in 1806, was a little shaky. Some musicians had to sight-read the…

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May's Literary Events

Friday, May 6 At the start of local author Katie Arnold-Ratliff's debut novel, Bright Before Us (Tin House Books, $14), a 25-year-old schoolteacher takes…

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