Arts & Culture

4:10pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Hear Here: Sam Adato’s Drum Shop, an institution for drummers

From left to right: Vince Lateano, Adam Willis, Sam Adato, and Brandon Etzler
Laura Flynn

The phone is ringing and a constant stream of people are coming through the gated door. Sam Adato, a long-haired rocker and owner of the drum shop, buzzes them in from behind the counter.

The intimate shop is a maze of colorful stacks upon stacks of vintage drums. The walls are covered with posters – custom made by Adato – of drummers, rock and roll records, drum equipment and other trinkets he’s collected over the last 20 years from customers and friends. Everyone who comes through the door seems to know each other, it was a familiar place, a place for drummers.

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3:48pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Young poets to stage Richmond-set ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Richmond Artists With Talent will perform Saturday a one-night-only urbanized version of Romeo and Juliet, swapping William Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter verse for street slang and slam poetry in a familiar tale of two star-crossed lovers — this time from the wrong sides of the tracks.

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2:34pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Gutai, Bluegrass, and Cartoon Jazz

Untitled (Green Circle on Red, 1968)
Jiro Yoshihara

You may just want to stay home this weekend, after last Sunday’s Super Bowl party. But in case you change your mind, here are some ideas that don’t cost much (if anything), and will keep you informed musically, physically, philanthropically, artistically, and historically. 

Here's your Arts/Culture/Weekend:

THURSDAY

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1:17pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Freedom Enterprise

Today’s local music is from Baltimore as we fulfill our end of a Super Bowl bet we had with Baltimore station WTMD. All week we have been bringing you local music from that city, and today’s pick is Freedom Enterprise, self-described as Baltimore’s “Funk Soul Rock'n'Roll musical experience.”

1:35am

Thu February 7, 2013
Folk Music & Beyond Sat. 3 pm

Arhoolie's 50th Celebration

Chris Strachwitz with the Treme Band in Berkeley
Credit Sandy Miranda

Join host Sandy Miranda on Folk Music & Beyond this Saturday, 3-5pm for a record release party with Chris Strachwitz, Laurie Lewis, and surprise guests.  Chris' label Arhoolie Records celebrated its 50th anniversary last year with three special concerts in Berkeley.  A new 4-cd set has just been released featuring highlights from these concerts with Ry Cooder Taj Mahal The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band Santiago Jimenez, Jr. Laurie Lewis Creole Bells Peter Rowan Suzy & Eric Thompson Barbara Dane & Bob Mielke's Jazz All Stars, and Maria Muldaur.

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