Arts & Culture

12:03pm

Tue March 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Sinister Dexter

What’s that you’re hearing? It’s Sinister Dexter, a horn-heavy funk and soul band from Mountain View. They've evolved over the years from swing and blues into funk and soul at the urging of their audience. They say their goal is to be “the local band that we would go out of our way to see ourselves.”

You can go out of your way to see them this Friday March 22 at Tupelo, in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Music begins around 8pm.

8:22pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond this Sat. 3 pm

Record Producer Joe Boyd Sits In As Guest DJ this Sat. 3 pm!

Vashti Bunyan & Joe Boyd at SXSW 2007

Legendary record producer Joe Boyd (Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton, John Sebastian, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Maria Muldaur, Incredible String Band, Richard Thompson) spins the discs this Saturday 3 pm on "Folk Music & Beyond."  Joe will share his favorites selected from his vast record archive.  Plus, we'll hear songs from Joe's latest project "Way To Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake" performed by various artists, including Robyn Hitchcock, Teddy Thompson, Lisa Hannigan, Vashti Bunyan, Shane Nicholson.

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6:40pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

San Francisco Symphony cancels tour as pay negotiations continue

Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco

The San Francisco Symphony has canceled its East Coast tour, which included performances at the prestigious Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in New York. The decision came after pay negotiations between the Symphony’s administration and musicians failed to reach a resolution. The musicians have been striking since Wednesday.

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6:22pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Film festival opens a window to Asian American family life

Courtesy of caamfest.com

What we learn from our families is often very private. It’s knowledge we keep inside of us – and that the world doesn’t always get a chance to see. Filmmaker Mark Decena is hoping to open a window onto that kind of family life with his new film, The War Inside, involving his own childhood home movies. The film is a project of the Center for Asian American Media, CAAM, which is hosting its 31st annual festival this year and launching a new national initiative to collect and preserve Asian American home movies.  KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with Decena about the value of finally bringing these national memories to light, and Decena's personal contribution to the collection.

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5:48pm

Mon March 18, 2013
Arts & Culture

Crosscurrents: March 18, 2013

BART tries out bikes during commute hours; Clinic goes mobile to reach underserved youth; Money Diaries: Next year will be better; CAAMFest: A conversation with filmmaker Mark Decena about his film"The War Inside," and local band The Dandelion War.

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