SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, 2007 – THIS WEEKEND – May 26th and 27th

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By Seán Martinfield
Sentinel Fine Arts Critic
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

Jewels In The Square – Music, Dance, Theater
Union Square, San Francisco – Noon

Free

AfroSolo International, Brian Freeman – “Here & There” (staged reading)
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 2:00 PM
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$5

Circus Baobab – “The Jumping Drums”
Project Artaud Theater, 2:00

450 Florida Street, San Francisco
$30

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Circus Baobab from Guinea

AfroSolo International, Yossi Vassa – “It Sounds Better in Amharic”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 4:30 PM

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

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Yossi Vassa

Dance en Creations Program I – Dimensions Dance Theater, Nelisewe Xaba
Dance Mission Theater, 7:00 PM

3316 24th Street (corner Mission), San Francisco
$25

AfroSolo International, Marc Bamuthi Joseph – “The Spoken World”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 7:00 PM

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

Circus Baobab – “The Jumping Drums”
Project Artaud Theater, 8:00 PM

450 Florida Street, San Francisco
$30

REPRESENTA!Paul Flores & Julio Cardenas, 8:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
$15

Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir, Black Voices“A Long Journey Home”, 8:00 PM
Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street, San Francisco,
$25

Dance En Creations Program II – Robert Moses’ Kin, Compagnie Li-Sangha, Mhayise Productions
Dance Mission Theater, 9:30 PM

3316 24th Street (corner Mission), San Francisco
$25

AfroSolo International, SuAndi – “The Story of M”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 9:30 PM

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

AfroSolo International, Nawal“Music of the Comoros Islands”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 11:00 PM
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

SUNDAY, MAY 27th

Jewels In The Square – Music, Dance, Theater
Union Square, San Francisco – Noon

Free

AfroSolo International, Brian Freeman – “Here & There” (staged reading)
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 2:00 PM
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$5

Circus Baobab – “The Jumping Drums”
Project Artaud Theater, 2:00

450 Florida Street, San Francisco
$30

AfroSolo International, Marc Bamuthi Joseph – “The Spoken World”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 4:30 PM
762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph at Afro Solo

Dance En Creations Program II – Robert Moses’ Kin, Compagnie Li-Sangha, Mhayise Productions
Dance Mission Theater, 6:00 PM

3316 24th Street (corner Mission), San Francisco
$25

AfroSolo International, Yossi Vassa – “It Sounds Better in Amharic”
African American Arts & Culture Complex, 7:00 PM

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco
$15

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Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir

SFIAF Closing Performance – “A Long Journey Home”
Grace Cathedral, 8:00 PM

Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir, Black Voices
$25

SFIAF Closing Reception – “A Long Journey Home”
Grace Cathedral, 9:30 PM

Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir, Black Voices
$25 *(Free with admission to SFIAF closing night concert)

See Seán’s recent articles and reviews:

JERSEY BOYS – Earth Angels invade San Francisco
TAKE ME OUT – At NCTC, San Francisco
LA VIE EN ROSE (La Môme) – Biography of Edith Piaf A Sensation at the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival
SPIDER-MAN 3, An All-American Cinematic Marvel
RIGOLETTO – SF OPERA Broadcasts on Classical 102.1 KDFC
JERSEY BOYS – Smashing Records in SAN FRANCISCO
NORMA SHEARER – Headlines the 12th ANNUAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
DON QUIXOTE – An Impossible Dream at SF Ballet
THE DAMNATION OF FAUST – Absolute Heaven at Davies Symphony Hall
JEANETTE MacDONALD – First Lady of “San Francisco”
An Interview with PASCAL MOLAT – Principal Soloist, San Francisco Ballet
TERRA HAUTE – An Interview with The Stars, John Hutchinson and Elias Escobedo

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San Francisco Sentinel’s Fine Arts Critic Seán Martinfield is a native San Franciscan. He is a Theatre Arts Graduate from San Francisco State University, a professional singer, and well-known private vocal coach to Bay Area actors and singers of all ages and persuasions. His clients have appeared in Broadway National Tours including Wicked, Aïda, Miss Saigon, Rent, Bye Bye Birdie, in theatres and cabarets throughout the Bay Area, and are regularly featured in major City events including Diva Fest, Gay Pride, and Halloween In The Castro. As an Internet consultant in vocal development and audition preparation he has published over 2,000 responses to those seeking his advice concerning singing tecniques, professional and academic auditions, and careers in the Performing Arts. If you would like to build up your vocal performance chops and participate in the Bay Area’s rich theatrical scene, visit Broadwaybelters.com, email Seán at seanmartinfield@att.net.

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