Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Wired Science Desk correspondent Nick Stockton lives in Point Richmond, CA and chose this song by Chance the rapper because he finds it uplifting. You can listen to the full song here.  

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This voice?  It belongs to Bay Area singer/songwriter Joe Bagale.
Joe Bagale has a free show on Thursday (07.28). It’s part of this year’s Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, starting at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Band: www.joebagale.com
Twitter:@JoeBagale

Venue: ybgfestival.org/event/joe-bagale
Twitter: @YBGFestival

 

KALW Almanac - Monday July 25, 2016

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Philosophy Talk: The Mystery of Music

Jul 23, 2016
"Music" by crayon27 used under CC license

What does it mean to have good (or bad) taste in music?

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Mill Valley's Matt Jaffe, guitarist and founder of the band Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, chose Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin," a song that grew on him as he grew to recognize Williams' songwriting skills.

Clody Cates

Let us help you make the most of the upcoming sunny weekend with our recommendations of unique and cheap things to do around the Bay Area.

Bluegrass Signal - Something Auld, Something New

Jul 22, 2016

Leah Wollenberg returns to the host chair of "Bluegrass Signal" with an eclectic program of music recorded/released between 1939 and last month. Variety’s the spice!

Don't miss it! Saturday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (then archived in the Local Music Player for one week).

The Bridge: Behind the scenes at AT&T Park

Jul 22, 2016
Kyle Trefny

We hear two stories from the home of the San Francisco Giants - AT&T Park. First, we meet the Spanish-language broadcast team of the Giants -  or Los Gigantes - and then we spend time with the man who keeps the ballpark organ pipes singing.

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Well, what do we have here?  This would be the San Francisco soul and funk band called Midtown Social.

Midtown Social has an EP release party at The Chapel in San Francisco. That will take place tomorrow, July 22. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.

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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: 

KALW Almanac - Thursday July 21, 2016

Jul 21, 2016

Fog City Blues: Kim Lembo

Jul 20, 2016

For more than 35 years, Kim Lembo has been giving back to the world of music singing her version of the blues.

KALW Almanac - Wednesday July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016

Today Wednesday, 20th of July of 2016 is the 202nd day of the year. There are 164 days remaining until the end of 2016. The sun rose in San Francisco at 6:05 a.m. and sunset will be at 8:28 p.m.

Ian Tervet of tervetphoto.com.

San Francisco actor, writer and storyteller Corey Rosen studied film production in college. But once he graduated he fell in love with theater — live, improvised theater.

Press photo by Ross Pelton

This music?  It’s by Junk Parlor. They perform their style of music from Eugene to Los Angeles, Reno to Seattle, but mostly focus on home base here in the Bay Area.

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Kelly Anneken and Jesse Fernandez.

Kelly Anneken is performing Thursday through Saturday at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. Click here for more details.

KALW Almanac - Tuesday July 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016

 Today Tuesday, 19th of July of 2016 is the 201th day of the year. There are 165 days remaining until the end of 2016. The sun will rise in San Francisco at 6:04 am  and sunset will be at 8:28 pm.  

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Hambone is an art form involving body percussion with roots in West African music and dance. It was brought to this continent by enslaved people. Today, East Bay native Lance McGee keeps the practice going. 

Listener Heather Fife got in touch to suggest a Specialist about her parents, who've performed singing telegrams in the Bay Area for 34 years — and who had Heather and her four siblings perform them too. 

Today's Local Music: Caren Armstrong

Jul 18, 2016
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Today’s local music is by award winning East Bay musician Caren Armstrong. Steve Coyle, from The Waybacks, says she is "one of those rare musicians who plays and sings music from its bones on out.”

What does that mean? You can find out on Wednesday (07.20) when Caren Armstrong takes part in an event called “Celebrating Songwriters at Strings.” Strings is a “house concert” venue located on San Pablo in Emeryville. Doors open at 7:30pm. 

Band: carenarmstrong.com

Venue: strings.org

My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Isadora Duncan Dance Award winning choreographer Jo Kreiter chose this song because it showcases some powerful female voices voices in bay area hip-hop.

KALW Almanac - Monday July 18, 2016

Jul 18, 2016

 

The eighteenth day of July of 2016 is the 200th day of the year. 

 There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.

Moderator Dana Rodriguez is joined this week by author Gerry Nachmann and columnist Leah Garchik.

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


My Mixtape asks people from the Bay Area and beyond to contribute a song that is meaningful to them. Bay Area muralist and founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project, Desi Mundo, offered up this powerful track by Rebel Diaz. You can watch the video and listen to the full song here.  

This weekend, the Bay Area is celebrating creativity, community, and art cars, and we have a roundup of fun things that you can do to blow off some steam now through Sunday night.

Philosophy Talk asks about Identity Politics

Jul 15, 2016

Is Identity politics the problem or the solution to what divides us? 


KALW Almanac - Friday July 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
Dan Roth


Photo by Eric Carmichael / resized and cropped

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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