Articles by Michael Rosa

Opera Bravura Aims for Accessibility

Opera Bravura Aims for Accessibility

“Opera is everywhere—it’s the background of life,” says Sharon Maxwell-Yamamoto, the executive director and producer of Opera Bravura Entertainment, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to show a more accessible side of opera.

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SJ Q&A: Andrew Miller, a.k.a. Drew the Barber

SJ Q&A: Andrew Miller, a.k.a. Drew the Barber

With tats from his fingers up to his neck, Andrew Miller, 30, may look like he’s more at home in a tattoo shop than a salon, but he knows hair. “I see myself as an artist, and haircutting is my medium,” Miller said. “I didn’t want there to be anything I didn’t know how to do.”

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Documentarian Ken Burns Receives John Steinbeck Award

Documentarian Ken Burns Receives John Steinbeck Award

Ken Burns is no stranger to storytelling. Burns has shared the rich history of America as a documentary filmmaker for over three decades, and it’s this work that landed him as the recipient of the 2013 “John Steinbeck Award: ‘In The Souls of the People.‘”

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