Arts & Culture

5:30pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sonoma County Pruning Competition

Rosie Chavez times contestants in a pruning competition in Sonoma County

5:03pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill is considered one of the architects and champions of the new music scene in the Bay Area. She founded the annual Garden of Memory concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, which is one of the many ways she tries to make contemporary music more accessible to a wider audience. She also does that Sunday nights on her radio show Then and Now on KALW on Sundays at 8pm. Cahill spoke with KALW's Martina Castro and played some songs for her, as she described why she ended up leaving the more formal classical world, for the freedom of the experimental genre.

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4:19pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

How a photograph can change lives

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A great one is worth much more than that. Think of famous photos like the napalm girl in Vietnam, the post-depression Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, athletes Tommy Smith and John Carlos making Black Power salutes at the 1968 Olympics, or Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl. A picture can connect us with people and help us understand their lives. It can even help create tangible social change and a better world. 

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4:12pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Un voyage à L’Alliance Française

Under CC license from Flickr user cactusbeetroot.

We’ve been asking our staff to go out to a place they've never been. Reporter Eva Soncin brought back this profile from somewhere she hasn’t visited but that’s close to her roots. This week we venture to L’Alliance Française in Berkeley, a non-profit organization encouraging the study of French language and culture, through classes, tutoring, and social gatherings. 

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9:16am

Thu March 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Exhibit of rarely seen Ansel Adams photos of UC-Berkeley closes this week

Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic photos of Yosemite National Park, and other areas of the West. But even this fabled photographer had to do commercial work to make ends meet. One such project took place in 1967 – documenting the UC-Berkeley campus. Original prints from this commission, titled “Fiat Lux,” are on view at Cal’s Bancroft Library, ending March 8, 2013.

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