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Bay Area Artist Stars in “I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco”

Geoffrey Pond will perform in this California Stage production

California Stage presents I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco, a loving tribute to the culture and history of one of the greatest cities in the world by some of the greatest writers of all time. San Francisco history comes to life with the words of Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain, Jack London, H.L. Mencken and Gary Kamiya. Conceived, performed and co-written by Geoffrey Pond and directed by Robert Ernst.

I’m Always Drunk in San FranciscoPond has transformed stories originally written for publications, such as Colliers Magazine, into a series of lively monologues. Stories include: Jack Kerouac’s account of the famous Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955 where Ginsberg’s poem “Howl!” was first read and the Beat scene was born; Jack London’s terrifying eyewitness account of the ’06 earthquake and fire; H.L. Mencken’s humorous little-known story of the bourbon-fueled 1920 Democratic National Convention at the then newly built San Francisco (Bill Graham) Civic Auditorium; and Mark Twain’s impressions of 1860’s San Francisco, including his first public lecture at The Academy of Music on Pine Street. Pond also shares the poetic and historic writings from Gary Kamiya, the author of San Francisco: The Cool Gray City of Love, editor of San Francisco Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Continue reading

‘Classical Revolution: Voices That Move,’ April 23rd!

Classical Revolution: Voices that MoveJoin Casey Lipka and Robin Fisher for “Voices that Move.” An afternoon of soulful melodies, spoken word and dance collaborations woven into one seamless performance. Works by pianist Jacqui Hairston. Musicians from Classical Revolution Collective including clarinetist Brennen Milton.

The event will happen April 23rd, at 4:00pm, at California Stage. Tickets are just $10. See Event Listing.

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Classical Revolution Is Cooking

At California Stage: Presenting Food & Music – From Farm to Table

Tickets: Call (916) 451-5822 (no online tickets available for this show).

Come join California Stage as we present “Food Music from Farm to Table,” with Casey Lipka and Classical Revolution and friends.  This Sunday, Feb 26th,  from 4pm-6pm, take a much needed rest from  windy storm in Midtown as you relax to the sweetness of the strings and voices performing classical sounds and jazz love songs.

California Stage, Casey Lipka, Classical Revolution
California Stage presents “Food Music from Farm to Table,” with Casey Lipka and Classical Revolution.

Join Casey Lipka’s Classical Revolution Sacramento as chamber music bursts out of the concert hall into a relaxed setting where barriers are broken & listening is fun. Enjoy performances by Casey Lipka, Jennifer Reason, Piano, Cathie Apple, Flute, Peyiun Lee, Violin, Ingrid Peters, Violin, Colin Matthewson, Trumpet, Gabriel Nelson, Guitar/Voice. Adam Freas will be the MC for an afternoon of music. Continue reading