Poppy Talk: Adam Theis of Jazz Mafia on Left Coast Strings, Live Film Scores and Musical Venues

Adam Theis is one of the busiest and most talented musicians in the Bay Area. He is the founder of multiple groups and ensembles including; The Jazz Mafia Symphony (for which he created the groundbreaking Brass, Bows and Beats), Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Realistic Orchestra, Brass Mafia, and the recent Left Coast Strings, which will be performing this Friday, September 28th at the Red Poppy Art House. This ensemble features new works written by Theis for the unique instrumentation of strings ...
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Mijo de la Palma: A Ray of Caribbean Light Over This (Other) Great City by the Sea

  Being Puerto Rican, a recent arrival to San Francisco and being thousands of miles away from the Isla del Encanto, Borikén, Puerto Rico (it has so many names to those who know of it and its rich history) I fell into absolute nostalgia when I first heard Mijo de la Palma, a musical act that I had not encountered while I was living in San Juan, a city that like San Francisco lies by the sea. His sounds are remittent to nova trova, rock del patio, música jíbara and all the music made ...
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Threading the Needle: An Interesting Exhibit at the SFO Museum

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"Threading the Needle: Sewing in the Machine Age traces the development of the domestic sewing machine from the 1850s to the 1970s and celebrates over one hundred years of sewing. Pattern illustrations featured in the exhibition highlight ladies homemade fashions throughout the decades." -SFO Museum curators As a cultural observer one of the things I like to do every time I cross security at the San Francisco Airport (SFO) is take some time and look at the exhibit on the long corridor that le...
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RED Talks at the Poppy beginning Saturday June 2!

Red Poppy Art House is thrilled to launch our new series entitled RED Talk.  RED Talks will consist of a presentation and topic of interest across a wide range of topics.  Does "RED" stand for anything?  Yes.  Really Excellent Discussions. The inaugural RED Talk will be by Stanford Neuroscience Expert Patrick House.  Full description can be found below. Date:  Saturday, June 2nd Time:  10:30 PM - 11:30 PM Admission:  FREE!  Please join us for MAPP! RED Talk Presents Leashed to Your Cat:...
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AMALGAMATION: A Project About Networks, Systems and Communities – Summer 2012 Artistic Residency

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      From May 31-August 2, 2012 at the Red Poppy Art House Thanks for the participation of those who left their mark on the grid! The Project's Thesis   This project seeks to integrate the residency of artist Ralph Vázquez-Concepción at the Red Poppy Art House, the Family Arts Program of the Poppy, local residents and artists as well as invited artists from abroad to participate in a dialogue about what the terms ‘networks’, ‘systems’, and ‘community’ mean to...
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Alexis Amann: Meanwhile. . .

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Alexis Amann: Meanwhile . . . 
 Exhibition of paintings at The Red Poppy Art House
 Artist reception: Thursday, September 29, 6-9pm The Red Poppy Art House is excited to present Meanwhile. . ., an exhibition of Alexis Amann’s recent paintings exploring monster women, demons, Ophelia, witches, baby belugas, fish-headed persons, and the complications of having too many or not enough eyes. Amann’s acrylic gouache paintings and installations on cut paper contain layers of worlds populated...
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