.Lou Fancher

May 18, 2022

Truth from Power: Congresswoman Barbara Lee addresses the impending times

Barely 10 minutes after reading about a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion reported in Politico that indicated a majority of the nine justices are...
May 11, 2022

Souley Vegan: Tamearra Dyson expands her menu and her business

The tragic and blessed life story of Tamearra Dyson is baked into every Southern Staples Bowl served up daily at Souley Vegan, her downtown...
May 4, 2022

Native Land, Native Hands: Choreographer Antoine Hunter’s latest turns to Bay Area sculptures

Antione Hunter’s site specific, world premiere production, Native Land, Native Hands, uproots and re-envisions the script on two well-known tree proverbs and slays the...
Apr 13, 2022

Jazz Like A Woman: Changing the narratives of a timeless musical form

Curious about the “state of the union” for professional jazz musicians in the Bay Area who identify as women, I called for a response...
Apr 6, 2022

Color Commentary: MoAD expands definitions and identities in two new shows

Two artists with footprints in the East Bay, and featured or included in separate exhibits at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, cast...
Mar 30, 2022

Heart and Soul of Rock: Skip the Needle rock onstage and off as friends...

To hear the sound of rich, complex friendship transcribed into vibrant, soul-shaking rock music, tune in to Skip the Needle. Laying down four-part vocals,...
Mar 23, 2022

Holding Space: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Winning Return

All fingers are crossed and Covid-19 safety protocols firmly anchored to prevent anything from marring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s triumphant resumption March...
Mar 10, 2022

Everything’s In ‘Place’: Composer Ted Hearne tackles whiteness with witness

A city like Oakland or Berkeley, imagined as a sonic map in the mind of composer Ted Hearne, is not based on a grid...