Arts & Culture

5:17pm

Tue February 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

Remembering legendary Bay Area jazz musician, Eddie Marshall

When musician Eddie Marshall died last fall, he had been on the top rung of Bay Area jazz for more than 40 years. In 2000, he was the first recipient of the prestigious San Francisco Jazz Beacon award for lifetime achievement. Reporter David Ross spoke with Marshall in this piece from our archives.

On a beautiful summer day in a bucolic forest near the San Mateo coast, the sounds of Eddie Marshall’s drum set reverberates off the redwoods at Jazz Camp West, where jazz lovers of all ages go for a week each summer to study with jazz masters.

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4:58pm

Tue February 21, 2012
Arts & Culture

New YBCA art director strives for creative risks

Many creative types in the Bay Area, from writers to radio producers, performers and artists, are managing multiple jobs to feed themselves these days. It's a struggle for many, but for some, wearing different hats isn't a matter of survival – it's actually a way of being. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one such man: He's a poet, scholar, dancer, educator, director, and performer. He helped found Youth Speaks and the Living Word Festival.

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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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