Arts & Culture

6:26pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Zodiac Death Valley

Zodiac Death Valley

The music you’re hearing now is by Zodiac Death Valley. This San Francisco band calls themselves “the loudest folk band in the world.” You can judge for yourself on Saturday (02.18), when they take the stage at The Independent in San Francisco.

4:26pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

One hundred years with Ishi, the "last wild Indian" of North America

Photo from the Online Archive of California

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the public debut of a man called Ishi. Ishi was Native American, aYana from the Deer Creek area, about 150 miles northeast of Berkeley. And for the past century he’s been known as “the last wild Indian in North America.”

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2:23pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Youth production of old-time play channels present-day movement

The Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, built in 1910, is a rustic theater with 328 old-fashioned seats and high wooden beams. It’s not exactly the kind of place you’d expect to see a spirited performance from a troupe of teens, but that’s what happens there.

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12:26pm

Wed February 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Alma D

Photo Courtesy of Alma D

 The Wall Street Journal has recognized a Bay Area band called Alma Desnuda – or just Alma D to their friends for their innovative business practices, but they’re also passionate about philanthropy. Plus, you can dance to their music! They’re taking the stage at the intimate Boom Boom Room in San Francisco on Friday, starting about 10pm.

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2:50pm

Tue February 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

San Francisco’s two official songs or, the day Tony Bennett hid in his hotel

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenature/2556769885/

Everyone acknowledges that San Francisco is different. Maybe that’s why there are so many songs about the city by the bay.  So many, in fact, that it’s perhaps the only city in the country – and maybe the world – with not one, but two official songs.

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