Arts & Culture

1:06pm

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.

11:48am

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.

4:31pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

The streets of downtown Oakland come alive with "Art and Soul"

Meshell Ndegeocello, one of the musicians scheduled to perform at this year's Art and Soul Festival in Oakland.
http://www.meshell.com/photos/

If you want to connect with huge numbers of people this weekend, you might want to make your way to Oakland’s biggest street celebration -- The Art and Soul Festival is a two-day celebration featuring live jazz, rock, gospel, and many other forms of soul music, along with art installations and film projections on the streets of downtown Oakland.

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3:13pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

The Sharing Economy: San Francisco's roving tailor

Treadle sewing machine. Under CC License.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfrenzy/

The door to the Luggage Store Annex in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is unlocked on the 15th of each month, rain or shine, fog or wind, and a converted tamale cart is rolled onto the sidewalk. The man pushing it into place is Michael Swaine.

“People either call me the Sewing Guy or The Roving Tailor,” he says.

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2:47pm

Wed August 1, 2012
Out in the Bay - 8/2/12 - Project: Lohan

Lindsay Lohan - this century's Judy Garland?!?

Project: Lohan is a multi-media theatrical event about the life of Lindsay Lohan, who went from pre-teen Disney starlet to convicted felon in less than a decade. It's a mad dash through Lohan's rise and fall ordeal, told by 6 cross-dressing actors playing 5 dozen characters in 90 minutes with 172 costume changes! The script is all text found in tabloids, TV news, court transcripts, 911 calls and the like. Why is our society so obsessed with fallen Hollywood idols?

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