Arts & Culture


Mon August 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Amelia Romano

Today we are featuring the harp-playing of Amelia Romano. She’s one of three young harpists performing at the “Festival of Harps, the Next Generation,” taking place this Wednesday, August 8 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. Music starts at 7pm.


Sun August 5, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today on Your Call: What are you doing for fun this summer that’s free or low cost?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about free events, museums, nature walks, and hikes. What about free and low cost staycations where you take off a leave days, and enjoy your area. What are your recommendations? We’ll be joined by, FunCheapSF, and the Nature Institute. Join us at 10 or email Where do you go to find free activities? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.


Johnny Hayes, the founder of, a listing of fun but affordable things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Thu August 2, 2012
Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project

Hear Here: Meet Lita Hernandez

KALW's Hear Here producers met Lita Hernandez (pictured) at the 81st Avenue East Oakland Library. Photo by Audrey Dilling.

Here at KALW, we're experimenting with a new way of producing radio, and it involves you. It's our new community storytelling initiative, Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio Project, in which we take our microphones to local neighborhoods to listen to your stories.

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Thu August 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Dark Hollow

Bluegrass band Dark Hollow say bluegrass is booming in the Bay Area.
Courtesy of Dark Hollow

The band Dark Hollow says there's a bluegrass revival in the Bay Area, and they're claiming some credit for it. Dark Hollow has been performing traditional songs, and adding some of their own, for over seven years now. They’re sure to be playing some selections from their new album when they take the stage at The Sand Dollar Restaurant in Stinson Beach on Sunday, August 5. It's an afternoon show, from noon to 3 pm.


Thu August 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

San Francisco Lyric Chorus

The San Francisco Lyric Chorus will be performing this Sunday afternoon at Davies Symphony Hall
Courtesy of San Francisco Lyric Chorus

What’s that you’re hearing? Well, it’s not the usual four-piece band that we often feature. This is the San Francisco Lyric Chorus. The Chorus will be only a portion of what you’ll hear when they combine voices with the Rochester, New York, Oratorio Society, along with the Redwood Symphony, in performing the Berlioz Requiem, and other pieces, this coming Sunday, August 5. It’s an afternoon show at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, starting at 3 pm.