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"We want to turn parking lots into performing arts centers," says Steven Haines, the executive director of the Stern Grove Festival. It's an... More»


You could forgive someone who's turning 77 this summer for slowing down a little bit. But the septuagenarian Stern Grove Festival isn't showing any sign of... More»


It was announced today that famed 70s arena rocker Paul McCartney, best known for his work with his wife Linda in their band Wings, would be playing... More»

Free festivals at Stern Grove have been running since 1938.

This spring, the Stern Grove Festival is taking its admission-free music and art on the road. The appropriately named Grove on the Road intends to... More»


Jane Clementi would rather not be in San Francisco. She's here for the final rehearsal of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' new suite of songs... More»


Crossover cellist Maya Beiser was trained as a classical musician—but she soon broke from the strict orthodoxies of the orchestral world to embark on... More»


American Idol isn't quite the ratings juggernaut that it once was, but San Franciscans have a new reason to tune in:... More»


Have the city's tech overlords decided to take a page from Warren Hellman's playbook? That's the question we were wondering when we heard that... More»

Abigail and Shaun Bengson.

What would you do if you met the perfect partner—only to find that your life was soon to be cut short by illness? That's the question at the heart of... More»


Defend your kickstarter is our look at the wild, wacky, and just plain wonderful world of Kickstarter projects. Today's Kickstarter... More»

Gordon Getty

Oil heir turned composer-philanthropist Gordon Getty and the S.F. Symphony are practically synonymous. For the institution, he’s both patron and... More»

Another Planet Entertainment's Outside Land's Music Festival

Ten years ago, Gregg Perloff and Sherry Wasserman committed what some considered to be music industry treason: They quit their high-ranking exec jobs at... More»