Photo Quiz: “Tveit, Tveit Don’t Tell Me!”

Just off an acclaimed pre-Broadway run of Moulin Rouge: The Musical in Boston, theater and television star Aaron Tveit (rhymes with “wait”; it’s Norwegian) will make his San Francisco debut at Marine’s Memorial Theater on September 27 in a solo concert presented by Feinstein’s.  Tveit has been bubbling just below leading man stardom for years now. […]

Burning Dan: The post-playa pleasures of Daniel Reichard

“I’m a burner,” says Daniel Reichard, regretting that he couldn’t make it to Black Rock City this week. (He’s got gigs in Manhattan and on Fire Island). But in a classic only-in-San Francisco juxtaposition, Reichard expects a passle of playa-goers to convene in the usually more straightlaced climes of Feinstein’s at the Nikko not long […]

Whitewashed No More: Martha Wash’s Music Revolution

“Its pretty weird to have somebody else playing you,” says Martha Wash, talking about the strange experience of being portrayed on stage in Mighty Real a jukebox bio-musical about disco star Sylvester that toured several cities a few years back. Before striking out on their own and becoming The Weather Girls, Wash and Izora Rhodes, […]

Flashback City: Martha Wash’s San Francisco

When Martha Wash last appeared here four years ago, she had an unexpected reunion. “I hadn’t seen this girl for over 40 years!” she says of the grammar school classmate who had followed Wash’s rise to fame long after their days at McKinley Elementary here. Wash, a native San Franciscan who also attended Polytechnic High, […]

Flying in style with Pam Ann

Caroline Reid, proud proprietress of her own ridiculous niche in the world of entertainment (Airline Comedy), appears as her alter ego,the fierce and fearsome flight attendant Pam Ann, this weekend at Feinstein’s at the Nikko. Constantly honing and refreshing her observational routines during the 50 to 80 flights a year she takes to get to […]

Matt Alber: Singer, songwriter…youth mentor, filmmaker

Singer-songwriter Matt Alber, a San Francisco favorite and former member of Chanticleer, will perform at Feinstein’s at the Nikko on April 13 and 14. But while he’s been hard at work on a new recording, Alber’s mind is focused elsewhere for the time being. A couple years ago, in his new hometown of Portland, Alber was introduced […]