Arts & Culture


Sun October 21, 2012
Minds Over Matter 10/21

Minds Over Matter - Oct. 21, 2012

The Bay Area's favorite quiz show.


Thu October 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

Victoria George

There aren’t many country-flavored singers from Corte Madera. In fact, there may only be one: Victoria George. She’s back in the Bay Area after three years in Nashville, where she concentrated on perfecting her songwriting skills. The result is a sound she calls “California meets Tennessee.”


Wed October 17, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Bells

Today we are featuring the sound of Bells. Not literally “bells,” of course. That’s the name of the group. This East Bay band blends dreamy harmonies and a wide range of percussion to create a unique sound. You can hear them for yourself on Friday, October 19, at the New Parish in Oakland. Music starts at about 9pm.



Wed October 17, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan

The 70th birthday celebration of Bollywood's biggest star says as much about the people of India as it does about Amitabh Bachchan.


Tue October 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Did pop music kill the campaign song?

It’s election season so all aspects of every campaign machine is working to get our attention. Some candidates use pop music in their campaigns, but it doesn’t always work in their favor. For example, Tom Petty forced Tea Party candidate Michelle Bachmann to stop using his song, “American Girl,” at her rallies. And candidate Barack Obama had to quit using “Hold On, I’m Comin'" because Sam – of Sam & Dave, the duo that made the song popular – said he had not endorsed the future President.

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