Arts & Culture

5:53pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

Where kids take flight in Bayview

Joanna Haigood is the founder of Zaccho dance in Bayview.
TaSin Sabir

Bayview has long been known as San Francisco’s industrial hub. But on Yosemite Street there’s an imposing brick building with a dance studio. Inside the space there's a group of young people who climb on pieces of welded iron that hang three feet off the ground. They run and mess around with each other during breaks. But their joviality turns to concentration when they get in the air. Up there they’re spinning, floating, and thriving.

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5:40pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Keeping family traditions alive

It’s not always easy to pass down family traditions, especially when they don’t match mainstream American culture. But that’s what Maria Sanchez and Roberto Vargas are trying to do. For both, Danza Azteca traditions have been important for honoring their Mexican and Nicaraguan cultural heritage. The couple sat down with their children, ages 12 and 14, for a talk about ethnic identity and why Danza is so important to them.

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5:05pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

Old Skool Cafe addresses new school problems

Old Skool Café is a 1940s-themed jazz supper club, run by young people. They cook the food, serve it to all guests, and perform their music, dance, and poetry onstage.  Working at the café, they get professional skills and a support network—all while dressed in their 1940s best.

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4:45pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

After Warriors' championship win, a celebration in the streets

A celebration of thousands of fans broke out in Downtown Oakland last night, after the Warriors won their first NBA Championship title in 40 years.
Liz Mak

Last night, the Golden State Warriors reclaimed the NBA Championship title for the first time in 40 years. Impromptu celebrations broke out in the streets. KALW sent reporters out into Oakland and San Francisco to talk to the local team's die-hard fans. 

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2:12pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Dirty Cello

Benjamin Wallen

  Today’s local music is by Dirty Cello.  They say they play cello "like you've never heard before." This isn't classical cello, as you can hear now.  This Saturday, June 20, Dirty Cello is taking part in the 2015 San Francisco Free Folk Festival. The festival is only one day this year, and it has a new location: St. Cyprian’s Church on Turk Street in San Francisco. The event takes place from noon until 10pm. 

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