Arts & Culture


Mon April 20, 2015
Arts & Culture

The world’s fair that changed San Francisco


Imagine a tower more than 40 stories high, sparkling as the sun catches a hundred thousand pieces of colorful cut glass. Imagine this tower at night, lit by dozens of spotlights as its gown of glass shimmies in the wind for a gaping audience beneath -- an audience that was only just starting to have access to electricity. Imagine the promise this vision held, the way it pointed your city towards the future.

San Francisco’s merchant and civic leaders poured their hearts into the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition, or PPIE. This world’s fair was ostensibly celebrating the recent completion of the Panama Canal -- but really, this was the city’s chance to show the world that it was back.

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Mon April 20, 2015
FSFSF April 20, 2015

FSFSF: Cory Loykasek on the TL and the Bible

Cory Loykasek


Mon April 20, 2015
Arts & Culture

Berkeley Symphony ~ April 30th at 8pm

KALW is a media sponsor for the Berkeley Symphony, which presents "Homage," the third concert of its 2014-15 season at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on Thursday, April 30th at 8pm.  Music Director Joana Carneiro leads the orchestra in Mozart's "Requiem" and choruses from "The Death of Klinghoffer" by John Adams with the University and Chamber Choruses of the University of California Berkeley and soloists Jacquiline Piccolino, Zanda Švēde, Michael Dailey, and Anthony Reed.

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Mon April 20, 2015
Radio Poets April 20, 2015

Radio Poets 2015: Frisca Mohammady

Frisca Mohammady from Up On Top at Tenderloin Community School is today's Radio Poet
Credit AmericaSCORES Bay Area


Frisca Mohammady, Up on Top Program at Tenderloin Community School

Red sounds like fire

It sounds very scary

It tastes like strawberry pudding and strawberry jello


Red makes me feel cozy and warm 

It's like I have to sleep

Moves likes the waves of the ocean

Looks like a monster

Feels like love


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Fri April 17, 2015
FSFSF April 16, 2015

FSFSF: Torio van Grol on God

Torio van Grol