Arts & Culture

2:40pm

Wed January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Taraf de Locos

This song is by Taraf de Locos. If you like it, you can see them live on Friday night at the Red Poppy Art House at 7:30. And if you really like it, you can support their Kickstarter campaign.

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11:52am

Wed January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Tree ~ Cable Car Nymphomaniac ~ Voices of Music - Shinji Eshima

Voices of Music in concert...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to director Jon Tracy about the regional premiere of the new play, ‘Tree’ by Julie Hebert at San Francisco Playhouse, which deals with the delicate balance of race and family; Executive Director Carey McCray and author Kirsten Guenther discuss the first show by the new FOGG Theatre Company, called ‘The Cable Car Nymphomaniac’, which is based on actual events from 1970, when a young woman succesfully sued the city of San Francisco after a cable car accident caused her to become a nymphomaniac. Also, harpsichordist and recorder player Hanneke van Proosdij, who is co-founder and co-director of the ensemble Voices of Music, talks about the upcoming concert program of 17th century Consort Music for recorder, strings and continuo name ‘The Great Poets - From Shakespeare to Dryden’; plus double-bassist and composer Shinji Eshima informs the listeners about some upcoming projects, which include several world premieres of his compositions.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, January 15 at 1pm.

6:45am

Wed January 14, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/14/2015

Remembering Debika Ghosh

Debika and Ronu
Sandip Roy

The end of year issues all over magazine stands in India all carry photo spreads of the icons we lost. Famous people from the world of politics and music and film.

None of the year-enders listed my great aunt Debika Ghosh. She was notorious in her day as she  once told me. Any scandalous affair all over Calcutta was blamed on her bad influence.

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5:30pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Arts & Culture

The State of the Media: Interview with East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon

East Bay Express Editor Robert Gammon recently wrote an article about the question of bias in media. I invited Gammon to our studios to share his thoughts on this recent report, as part of our ongoing series, “State of the Media.”

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4:54pm

Tue January 13, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Pachuco Cadaver

Pachuco Cadaver plays this weekend's Hardly Strictly Personal in Berkeley.

What do you get when you take a world famous burlesque singer, add members of the brass band Polkacide and the Extra Action Marching Band, mix in a former drummer for the Dead Kennedys, and then give them a Captain Beefheart songbook? This band: Pachuco Cadaver

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