Arts & Culture

11:30am

Wed December 21, 2011
Arts & Culture

“All Day Play”: the station that turns the tables on commercial music

Brandon McFarland is the editor of Youth Radio's streaming radio station, AllDayPlay.fm

For many artists, creating works of art is a deeply personal process –not a lucrative one. But for others, it’s an opportunity to make money. A lot of money. Take today’s pop music artists – you can hear commercially promoted music by tuning into America’s Top 40. But if you want to find emerging artists and diverse sub-genres from the Bay Area and around the world, you should check out All Day Play from Oakland’s Youth Radio. The station DJs follow the latest trends from hip hop to soul to electronica, rock, and house.

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9:24am

Wed December 21, 2011
Arts & Culture

Art center gives voice to the Bay Area’s developmentally disabled

Oakland's Creative Growth Art Center provides a space for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves

Art can be extraordinary. It can convey beauty ... imagination  ... and wonder. For some artists, it can literally communicate what their words cannot.

In Oakland, artists with developmental disabilities find a place to express themselves at the Creative Growth Art Center. But budget cuts to county and state social service programs are making it harder for them to pursue their artistic visions.

KALW’s Nicole Jones reports.

TOM DI MARIA: That’s a big painting, Barry. What color are you painting right now?

BARRY REAGAN: Blue.

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12:00pm

Mon December 19, 2011
December 19, 2011

City Visions Turns 20!

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Joseph Pace 

City Visions first aired on December 16, 1991. Created by Rose Levinson, the show which she hosted for 17 of our 20 years has been a fixture on the KALW schedule.

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8:43am

Fri December 16, 2011
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: Friday, December 16

http://www.readerscafe.org/

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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1:59pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic

Photo courtesy of http://www.luckysun215.org/

Are you ready for a break from Christmas carols?  If so, you might want to know that Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic is playing next Wednesday, December 21, at the Elbo Room on Valencia Street in San Francisco.

They open for another feel-good band: the California Honeydrops.  Both groups get you up on your feet, so be prepared to dance!

Music starts about 9pm.

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