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SF Sketchfest tribute to Pamela Adlon focuses on ‘Better Things,’ not Louis C.K. and outside drama

SF Sketchfest billed the afternoon event at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 20 as a spotlight on the FX Network show “Better Things.” But the event quickly became a tribute to [Read entire story]

‘Forever My Girl’ is a forgettable romance

Like so many of the best country songs, “Forever My Girl” doesn’t leave much up to interpretation. It takes place in a small Southern town called Saint that always seems to be bathed in a yellow [Read entire story]

‘Forever My Girl’ is a forgettable romance

Like so many of the best country songs, “Forever My Girl” doesn’t leave much up to interpretation. It takes place in a small Southern town called Saint that always seems to be bathed in a yellow [Read entire story]

Secret Sisters bring sweet harmonies to Sweetwater

Harmonizing sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers from Muscle Shoals, Ala., rose and fell spectacularly, going from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their major label support (and getting sued) in just a couple of years. [Read entire story]

Secret Sisters bring sweet harmonies to Sweetwater

Harmonizing sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers from Muscle Shoals, Ala., rose and fell spectacularly, going from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their major label support (and getting sued) in just a couple of years. [Read entire story]

SF Sketchfest honors Danny McBride and Jody Hill

Actor/writer Danny McBride and writer Jody Hill are known for their successful collaborations on “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals” for HBO. But there was an earlier comedy hit by the [Read entire story]

SF Sketchfest honors Danny McBride and Jody Hill

Actor/writer Danny McBride and writer Jody Hill are known for their successful collaborations on “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals” for HBO. But there was an earlier comedy hit by the [Read entire story]

Sports Basement hosts SF comedy night

Comedy has been performed in some unique places in San Francisco history, including clubs, parks, art galleries, a video rental store and a laundromat. But it’s hard to beat the hustle of Bay Area [Read entire story]

SF Sketchfest has a little of everything in 2018

SF Sketchfest returns for its 17th year starting Thursday, Jan. 11, and this year’s festival promises to again be eclectic, surprising and star-filled 2½ weeks of comedy. (Plus a little music.) [Read entire story]

Kris Kristofferson brings old songs to a new audience

Kris Kristofferson has had an eclectic career, in the early years watching other people from Janis Joplin to Willie Nelson gain fame performing his songs. But the singer-songwriter has steadily grown as [Read entire story]

‘Sesame Street Live!’ returns to Bay Area

“Sesame Street Live!” has a surprisingly rich history in the Bay Area. Here’s a bit of trivia: The musical interactive stage show was one of the first events at the Moscone Center in the early 1980s. [Read entire story]

Pam the Funkstress, DJ for the Coup and Prince, dies of organ failure

Pam Warren, a party music-loving Bay Area artist who laid down beats for the Coup and was briefly Prince’s DJ, has reportedly died of organ failure. She was 51. Warren’s former employer KBLX radio [Read entire story]

It’s an embarrassment of pitches: ‘Perfect’ sequel disappoints

Nothing squanders built-up goodwill quicker than a third film in a series that’s still making money, but is out of ideas. It’s the “Home Alone 3” effect: audience optimism turns to disappointment, before [Read entire story]

Peter Hartlaub’s pop culture and comedy picks

PETER HARTLAUB’S POP CULTURE AND COMEDY PICKS Bob Rubin and Larry “Bubbles” Brown: The no-holds barred comedians who have performed in the [Read entire story]

Hip-hop legend Scarface performs at Yoshi’s Oakland

Scarface came up in the 1980s and early ’90s with the pioneering rap group Geto Boys, featuring Willie D and Bushwick Bill. But he had even more success as a solo artist, with critically praised and lyrically strong [Read entire story]

‘Lady Dynamite’ star Maria Bamford performs at Palace of Fine Arts

Maria Bamford did great things without much mainstream notice for years, voicing characters on animated programs including “Adventure Time,” playing a Tobias Funke love interest on “Arrested Development” and [Read entire story]

“The Florida Project” wins top prize from S.F. Film Critics Circle

Indie drama “The Florida Project” was the big winner at this year’s San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards meeting; the story of poverty-stricken families struggling near a Disney resort received best picture of [Read entire story]

“The Florida Project” wins top prize from S.F. Film Critics Circle

Indie drama “The Florida Project” was the big winner at this year’s San Francisco Film Critics Circle awards meeting; the story of poverty-stricken families struggling near a Disney resort received best picture of [Read entire story]

Cooley of Drive-By Truckers performs in Mill Valley

Singer and guitar player Mike Cooley has spent the past decade-plus leading one of the more consistently rowdy and reliable live bands: the Drive-By Truckers. The Athens, Ga., alt-country band has become synonymous with [Read entire story]

Artists draw together at Schulz Museum for North Bay fire relief

Some of the Bay Area’s most hailed graphic novelists, cartoonists and authors — including Dave Eggers, Raina Telgemeier and Stephan Pastis — are converging at Santa Rosa’s Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, [Read entire story]