Keeping the Poppy in San Francisco…

 Greetings Poppy Family,    If you are a fan of the Red Poppy Art House, then this is an important message for you to read.   We've been pouring our hearts and minds into the labor of bringing you the best artistic programming that we are able to offer here in the Bay Area. Now we need you to have our back.   We have some exciting news and big challenges ahead, but first we need to let you know about the financial reality of our little house of magic.   ...
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The Poppy’s Summer Updates

Dear Red Poppy Art House Family, As this year marks our 10 year anniversary, we're taking some time off from regular performance programming to focus our attention on sprucing up the Poppy and to enable collective reflection, imagination, creation, and preparation for new programs. Our doors are still wide open for the Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP), Family Art program on weekends and other public events over the summer. In fact, we're currently gearing up for the next MAPP on Au...
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A Letter From Our Founder: Todd Brown

  Dear friends of the Poppy,   In 2013, the Red Poppy will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary! However, before we get there, I want to share a thought: The Red Poppy Art House does not really exist. What does exist is a room within a building on the corner of Folsom Street and 23rd Street in San Francisco. The room has a closet, a bathroom, and a not-so-entirely-random assortment of things, such as speakers, chairs, sound equipment, etc. This room is owned by a landlord, Curt...
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Poppy Talk: Jascha Hoffman Plays Tribute to Caetano Veloso

RP: Your previous works have been described as "deceptively simple, deeply weird Pop songs”. You are also working on songs based on recent obituaries, however you are taking a pit stop with Brazilian Tropicalismo. What drew you to Caetano Veloso? JH: For the last few years my main focus has been on composing and recording my own pop songs. A couple of summers ago at a wonderful Brazilian music camp, I wandered into a beginning bossa nova guitar class and learned a few jazz chords. Since I hav...
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