Life

Broadway’s “Hamilton” coming to the Bay Area

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The blockbuster Broadway production of “Hamilton” is coming to San Francisco. The critically acclaimed musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury, by Grammy and Tony Award winning playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, has been a …

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Hop Talk: Morgan reviews Blue Heron Pale Ale

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California (formerly located in Hopland, California, since 1983) Blue Heron Pale Ale, 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). This beer is truly an original West Coast style Pale Ale. Long before the acronym “IPA” was a household name, there …

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Hop Talk: Dec. 23, 2016

By ELI MORGAN Special to the Tribune Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles The Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout is exceptionally good this year. It is a seasonal offering that is ultra complex, yet extremely sessionable at 5.5 percent ABV (Alcohol By Volume). It starts with the pour and the toffee-colored …

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“Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera” Impresses

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER “Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera” is neither a greatest hits set or a likely threat to shatter any of the box office records of “Hamilton”. Exactly what it is will always be subjective, but to be certain it is a unique and well crafted presentation of one …

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Green Day Returns to it’s old Stomping Grounds in Berkeley

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Opening their Thursday night concert at the UC Theatre in Berkeley with “Know Your Enemy” from 2009’s “21st Century Breakdown”, Green Day was on the receiving end of nothing but love from an adoring hometown crowd just blocks away from 924 Gilman Street, one of the Bay …

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Fee Waybill & The Tubes to stage Halloween Costume Party

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The Tubes, the Bay Area based rock band that became one of the most entertaining and theatrical live concert performers in the business, are staging a Halloween Costume Party at the intimate Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael on Saturday October 29th following the completion of their …

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Ian Anderson bringing Jethro Tull to life

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson is coming to town. Anderson, the Scottish born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead vocalist and flutist for the British progressive rock band Jethro Tull, has produced a conceptual show celebrating the life and times of the 18th century English agriculturalist …

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Brian Wilson celebrates Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER The creative genius of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Brian Wilson was on display and shining brightly Wednesday night at The Masonic in San Francisco. Wilson, the 74 year old singer-songwriter and original Beach Boy whose iconic profile has grown even larger following the recent release …

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Rick Hocker: A beautiful ache

By RICK HOCKER Special to the Tribune In continuing my theme on God’s love, I asked myself, “What situation most profoundly impacted me with a deeper understanding of God’s love?” The event that comes to mind was an unusual and memorable experience. It happened during a private time of silent …

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