Arts & Culture

1:50pm

Thu October 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

Web Exclusive: Bay Area director on working with Francis Ford Coppola

Lisa Fruchtman
Courtesy of sweetdreamsrwanda.com

Sweet Dreams is a documentary that tells the story of a group of Rwandan women who coped with the 1994 Rwandan genocide in part by coming together as a drum troupe. The film was codirected, coedited, and coproduced by Rob Fruchtman and his sister, Berkeley resident Lisa Fruchtman. She worked as an editor on The Godfather II and III and Apocolypse Now, and won an academy award for editing the feature film The Right Stuff.

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12:25pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Frances England

Today we are featuring a song by San Francisco artist Frances England. She never imagined anyone outside of her son’s pre-school would hear the songs she wrote for a fundraiser. But now, through the world wide-ness of the Web, her music is known as far away as Australia and Europe.

She’ll be at the Parkside branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Saturday October 6, as part of this year’s Tricycle Music Festival. Music starts at a kid-friendly time, 3 pm.

7:45am

Wed October 3, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Saundhi Mitti

monsoon floods in Kolkata

Monsoon has always been the most important season in India - whether it's from the point of view of the economy or the Bollywood rain dance. But coming back to India after years in America, Sandip Roy finds the memories of monsoons past don't always live up to the realities of monsoons present.


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6:21pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Hear Here Live: Spoken word meets radio at LitCrawl on Saturday October 13

A pinata-maker in the Excelsior District remembers his past life as a revolutionary; a peasant’s daughter journeys from a rural town in China to pursue the American dream in the Bay Area – these are just two of the local stories that will come to life at KALW’s Hear Here: A Night of Storytelling event on Saturday, October 13th at Public Works in San Francisco.

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6:07pm

Tue October 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Commentary: The long road to freedom for Aun San Suu Kyi

At a time when Americans are increasingly preoccupied the upcoming elections, some of San Francisco’s expatriates recently had a chance to hear from a political fighter of their own. Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visited San Francisco at the end of last week, and thousands of members of the city’s Burmese community – which is one of the largest in the US – turned out to hear her speak.

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