Sights & Sounds

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Every week, host Jen Chien speaks with a different local artist about upcoming arts events in the Bay Area.

Sights & Sounds is produced by Ninna Gaensler-Debs and engineered by Ted Muldoon.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Augsburg

Jan 12, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Professor and curator of the exhibition "F*ck U! In the most loving way Tanya Augsburg told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Krissy Keefer

Jan 5, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Dance Brigade Krissy Keefer told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Alisa Rose of Village Road Trio

Dec 15, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Alisa Rose, fiddler for the folk-inspired classical music group Village Road Trio told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Shanti Charan

Dec 8, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Shanti Charan is a local comedian. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Kelly Atkins

Dec 1, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Kelly Atkins is a musician and member of  women’s vocal ensemble Kitka. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Melonie Green

Nov 24, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist, curator and public programmer Melonie Green told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Nov 17, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer, performer, educator, and Chief of Programming at the YBCA Marc Bamuthi Joseph told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Aaron De La Cruz

Nov 10, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist Aaron De La Cruz told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Micaya

Nov 3, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dance instructor, choreographer and producer Micaya told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Seth Eisen

Oct 27, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Transdisciplinary artist and performance maker Seth Eisen told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Nicole Klaymoon

Oct 20, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer, choreographer, and educator Nicole Klaymoon told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sita Bhaumik

Oct 13, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Artist, writer, and educator Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Evan Karp

Oct 6, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Evan Karp, founder and director of the reading series Quiet Lightning, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fun arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Lou Dematteis

Sep 29, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Lou Dematteis is a photographer and filmmaker who co-produced "The Other Barrio", which will be screening at the La Raza Centro Legal as part of the  American Indian Movement West Coast International Film Festival on Monday, October 10th. He told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Gina Gold

Sep 22, 2016

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Gina Gold, filmmaker and actor and host of TMI Storytelling, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Rotimi Agbabiaka

Sep 15, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Rotimi Agbabiaka, an actor and singer whose solo show Type/Caste is currently at the Brava Studio, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Walter Hood

Sep 8, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Walter Hood, an artist and designer who renovated the Bayview Opera House, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Photos courtesy of: Brittani Sensabaugh, Young Gifted and Black, Turf Feinz. Design: Cal Tabuena-Frolli

91.7 KALW public radio, an NPR and BBC affiliate station serving the San Francisco Bay Area, is hiring a part-time contract project manager to plan and coordinate two live stage events for our branded series Sights & Sounds Live.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Aya de Leon, author of the new novel Uptown Thief, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Chris Treggiari, visual artist and co-curator of the exhibit Oakland, I want you to know... now on view at the Oakland Museum of California, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Spulu, dancer and choreographer, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend: 

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Joanna Haigood, artistic director of Zaccho Dance, which produces the San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Joshua Raoul Brody, musician and member of BATS Improv Group, which has two shows this weekend at Bayfront Theatre, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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 Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Khafre Jay, Founder of Hip Hop for Change, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Saxophonist and music theorist Hafez Modirzadeh told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend: 

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Unique Derique aka Lance McGee : performer in Yerba Buena’s Garden Festival, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Corey Rosen, writer, storyteller, and actor in "Warp Speed" by BATS Improv Theatre, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Our guest is Oakland-based vocal activist Melanie DeMore. DeMore told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists.  Star Finch, San Francisco writer and author of the new play, HOME: Hookers on Mars Eventually, told KALW's Jen Chien about 3 cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend:

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Stroy Moyd: Bay Area comedian and head of local independent comedy production company, Hella Funny. You can catch him at the Punchline on Wednesday, 6/28.

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