Arts & Culture

5:19pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

What's your flavor? A coffee tour of the Bay Area

This past summer, Peet's Coffee, founded in Berkeley back in 1966, was purchased by a German Company for $1 billion. Over the last half-century, on its way to becoming a billion dollar company, Peet's helped launch the Bay Area craft coffee movement, spawning places like Four Barrel, Blue Bottle, Philz, and other independent coffee shops. Today, there's a wealth of coffee shops to be found, each with its own distinctive flavor and fans.

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4:53pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: Will Sprott

It may have the word “noise” in the title, but San Francisco's Noise Pop festival is all about highlighting the best indie art, film and music in the Bay Area. It kicks off tonight with concerts including Oakland’s Will Sprott.

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12:34pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Open Air ~ 2/28 at 1pm

A new "Secret Garden" ~ The Chairs ~ Other Minds

Michala Petri with Sunleif Rasmussen - Other Minds

On this week’s Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with composer Nolan Gasser and librettist Carey Harrison about their new family opera, The Secret Garden, created by Cal Performances and  SF Opera.

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11:43am

Tue February 26, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's local music: Ty Segall

Things are going well for Ty Segall, who you’re hearing now. Last year he appeared on both the David Letterman and Conan O’Brien shows, and he was the headliner at The Fillmore about a month ago. This Thursday, though, he’s part of the "Noise Pop" line-up at the humble Knockout Room in San Francisco. Music starts about 10pm.

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4:25pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph: A piano burns in Half Moon Bay

The crowd gathers to listen to the last notes
photo by Julie Caine

All month long at sundown people have been coming to the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay to play and listen to a baby grand piano. Originally, it belonged to Elida Oetell. When her house was foreclosed, she had to leave the piano behind. The new owner, Christina Conklin, tried to get it tuned for her kids to play, but it was beyond repair. So she called Mauro Di Nucci. He calls himself Mauro Ffortissimo. He’s an artist, sculptor and musician, and he likes to make things out of pianos.

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