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 and engineered by Jackie Sojico.

Sights & Sounds: Terrance Kelly

Apr 13, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Terrance Kelly, Artistic Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Let the artists tell it: East Oakland has a “vibe,” a distinctive feel and flavor, and they do all they can to capture and convey it. Join KALW Public Radio and Oakland Voices for Sights and Sounds of East Oakland: Come Together, the second annual event celebrating the community by the artists who live, work, and create here.

Sights & Sounds: Vinita Sud Belani

Apr 6, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Vinita Sud Belani, artistic director of Enacte Arts, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Elaine Magree

Mar 30, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Theater artist, nurse and political activist Elaine Magree told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Rulan Tangen

Mar 23, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dance artist Rulan Tangen told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Angela Wellman

Mar 16, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Trombonist and founding director of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, Angela Wellman, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three exciting events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Anna Shneiderman

Mar 9, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Anna Shneiderman, theater artist and Executive Director of Ragged Wing Ensemble, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Marco Peris Coppola

Mar 2, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Marco Peris Coppola, percussionist and creative strategist for Balkan brass band Inspector Gadje told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Tanya Tomkins

Feb 23, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Cellist and co-founder of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival Tanya Tomkins told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Irene Tu

Feb 16, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene, Irene Tu is a local comedian. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Russell Blackwood

Feb 9, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Russell Blackwood, director of theater troupe Thrillpeddlers told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sahba Aminikia

Feb 2, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Composer Sahba Aminikia told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Deuce Eclipse

Jan 26, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Deuce Eclipse, vocalist for local band Bang Data, told KALW’s Jen Chien about three cool arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sara Maamouri

Jan 19, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Documentary filmmaker Sara Maamouri told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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.

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