This week, Peppino D'Agostino and Marc Teicholz of the Pacific Guitar Ensemble perform live in-studio, pianist David Fray discusses his appearance with the San Francisco Symphony this week, Philein Wang talks about her dance project at ODC, and comedian Bill Santiago offers his take on the forthcoming election. David Latulippe is your host, for Open Air. Original broadcast: 10/25/12 at 1pm.
Durga Puja is the highest of high holidays for Bengalis when the mother Goddess comes home for five days every year. Bengalis abroad get very nostalgic at the mention of Durga Puja. The Bay Area hosts about half a dozen alone. But back in the Puja's home territory there's much grousing that the grand puja has become too tacky, too commercialized and too nouveaux riche.
We’ve been honoring the people in our neighborhoods who display a healthy dose of passion in their lives, day in and day out, inspiring us to generate a little of our own. Listener Carmen Dicinque called us recently to tell us about horse trainer John Charlebois. KALW’s Alyssa Kapnik and Ashleyanne Krigbaum went out to meet Charlebois and his horses.
What’s that you’re hearing? It’s the long time San Francisco band, the Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils. This group has been through many personnel changes since they started in 1972, but they stay true to their Fifties and early-Sixties style. They’re on the bill Friday October 26 at Biscuits & Blues, off Union Square in San Francisco. Music starts at 8pm.
When you think of bluegrass music, you probably think more of wooden cabins than of Presidential yachts. But on Thursday (10.25) the Kathy Kallick Band has a show planned on the Potomac, the yacht built for President Franklin Roosevelt, now harbored at Jack London Square in Oakland. This concert is part of the “Pickin’ on the Potomac” music series. Tours of the ship begin at 6:30pm, and the music starts about an hour later.