Arts & Culture

10:55am

Mon March 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Evolution

The band Journey has a special place in the hearts of Bay Area music fans. They’re on tour this month … in Australia. If that’s a bit far, you can hear the band Evolution instead. Evolution has been voted “top tribute band in California” twice, and has the approval of the original band members. This is not a dress-up act; they’re devoted to accurately recreating the music of Journey. They’re performing Saturday, March 16th at George’s Night Club in San Rafael, starting about 9:30pm. Don’t stop believin’!

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10:30am

Mon March 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? March 10, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

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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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