Arts & Culture

2:14pm

Mon September 10, 2012
Arts & Culture

East Bay Express: Straight outta brokeland

Just chapters into Michael Chabon's tightly contained Telegraph Avenue —a novel so engaging, fun, and, to us locals, coolly familiar — the Berkeley author throws politically correct caution to the wind with a delightful portrayal of President Barack Obama, back in 2004. Chabon dresses down the then-senator with a funky attitude, a deep love of black music, and way with the ladies, as he attends a fundraiser in the Berkeley Hills to rap positive with Gwen the midwife. Suddenly, admiring the stutter-step speech of this young black man, all seems hopeful again.

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10:11am

Fri September 7, 2012
Folk Music & Beyond 9/8

Folk Music & Beyond ~ New Releases

New and recent releases:  from the Irish traditional band Altan (pictured), singer-songwriter Richard Shindell, and the Bridge School Concerts 25th anniversary collection.  Plus an interview with blues singer-guitarist Eric Bibb who talks about his new CD "Deeper In The Well."  Saturday 3-5pm.

5:00pm

Thu September 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

This Bay Area Life

Crosscurrents host Hana Baba interviewing Ira Glass

This edition of Crosscurrents is a special one-hour show dedicated to an interview with This American Life host Ira Glass by Hana Baba in KALW studios, and stories from his show that were based in the Bay Area. In that spirit, we’re calling this show This Bay Area Life (in which Hana tries to pull off a subtle imitation of Glass).

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3:37pm

Thu September 6, 2012
Open Air 8/30/12

Ira Glass on Open Air

Ira and David discuss a strategy for Iran...

Ira Glass visited with guest host David Latulippe to talk about "This American Life" and his new film with Mike Birbiglia, "Sleepwalk with Me".  Plus, Peter Robinson provided some cultural pre- and re- views. 

1:49pm

Thu September 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh and Onlys are hailed as an integral band in San Francisco's new garage rock movement. This popular group is definitely not playing in garages these days--their new album Long, Slow, Dance just dropped on Sept. 4th, and has already been widely praised. You can catch them at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on Monday, Sept. 10. Doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9 pm.

 

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