Jayme Catsouphes http://kalw.org en Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-quinn-deveaux <p>Oakland-based singer/songwriter Quinn Deveaux is one part city, one part country. When he plays with his band, the <a href="http://quinndeveaux.com/site/">Blue Beat Review</a>, he taps into Ray Charles and plays the savvy bandleader, burning his way through tune after tune and keeping his audience dancing late into the night.</p><p>When he plays solo, he’s more like <a href="http://www.robertjohnsonbluesfoundation.org/">Robert Johnson</a>. Listening to his recordings, you can almost see him rocking on his porch, plucking away at his guitar and telling stories to the passing tumbleweeds.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 01:12:12 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 10818 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Quinn Deveaux Bay Area Beats: Musical Art Quintet http://kalw.org/post/bay-area-beats-musical-art-quintet <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.35;">In 2008, double bassist and founder of the Musical Art Quintet, </span>Sascha<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.35;"> </span>Jacobsen<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.35;"> regularly attended the Sunday night chamber music jams at Cafe Revolution. But after his umpteenth time through </span>Dvorak’s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.35;"> Opus 77, String quartet No. 2 in G major—one of the few chamber music standards that includes The double bass—he realized that if he wanted to play something else, he’d have to write it himself. </span></p><p><em>KALW’s Jayme Catsouphes </em><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 25px; white-space: pre-wrap;">brings us the story in this Bay Area Beats profile from our archives.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:36:57 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 5942 at http://kalw.org Bay Area Beats: Musical Art Quintet Film Fatale: Dark times for independent movie theaters http://kalw.org/post/film-fatale-dark-times-independent-movie-theaters <p>Take a walk down any major street in San Francisco and you&rsquo;ll see them: dead movie theaters. Corpses. It&rsquo;s hard not to shudder when you walk past one &ndash; the doors locked and covered with plywood, the entrance collecting tin cans and old newspapers. The theater&rsquo;s once grand marquee, now deprived of the electricity needed to power the lights, seems gaudy and hubristic. These are dark times for movie theaters.</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:42:43 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 6392 at http://kalw.org Film Fatale: Dark times for independent movie theaters Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-may-1-2012 <p>(Sacramento Bee) // The California Assembly has passed a bill that would allow, but not require, business owners who contract with the state to self-identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. The National Gay &amp; Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce both support the bill because it would allow the government to collect data on the economic impact of <a href="http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/04/bill-would-ask-state-contractors-are-you-gay-or-lesbian.html#more">LGBT-owned businesses</a>. The bill goes to the Senate next...</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 18:37:15 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 9910 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 17, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-april-17-2012 <p>California prisons are equipping themselves with new technology that can block inmates from using smuggled cell phones. Prison officials want to crack down on <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0417-prison-cellphones-20120417,0,4879542.story">illegal phone usage</a> within prison walls because inmates may be using them to conduct criminal transactions. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:00:31 +0000 Jayme Catsouphes 9212 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, April 17, 2012