Arts & Culture

5:52pm

Wed June 10, 2015
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Belva Davis and Miranda Wilson explore the historical significance of Jazz

Belva Davis (left) and Miranda Wilson (right).
StoryCorps

Music is a powerful way to connect people who come from different experiences, but there's a special kind of magic when music amplifies the diversity, heart, and history within one culture. Journalist Belva Davis and KKSF jazz show host Miranda Wilson tease out how the roots of Jazz and hymns are significant to African-American culture, starting with revisiting how Wilson started as an MC on a Bay Area jazz show.

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5:52pm

Wed June 10, 2015
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: local rapper DaVinci paints a picture of his Fillmore

San Francisco rapper DaVinci says it was hard to ignore the gentrification in his neighborhood when he was growing up. He’s from the Fillmore District, which has been in phases of decline, redevelopment, and change since the 1960’s. In the past decade, the Fillmore has undergone a surge of economic activity that’s changed the face of the famous jazz quarter of the city once again. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, DaVinci shares how growing up in the Fillmore influenced his music.

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1:07pm

Wed June 10, 2015
Arts & Culture

Local Music: Underwoman

The music you’re hearing now is by Underwoman - also known as Carolyn B. Chen. Her melancholic songs, which draw from pop and classical influences, have been compared to merry-go-round music. They’ve also been described as “haunting.” 

Underwoman & the Believers will be performing at The Stork Club in her hometown of Oakland on Saturday (06.13). Music starts around 9:30pm, but don’t expect Carolyn until around 11pm. 

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12:25pm

Wed June 10, 2015
Arts & Culture

DjangoFest LIVE with the Jimmy Grant Ensemble on Fog City Blues

Now in its 11th year, DjangoFest Mill Valley brings the music and spirit of the great French/Belgian Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt, back to the Throckmorton Theatre this weekend. Festival Founder and Artistic Director Nick Lehr joins host Devon Strolovitch to talk about what's in store at this year's festival, and Oakland's own Jimmy Grant Ensemble returns to perform Gypsy swing and more live in the studio - this Wednesday 6/10 at 9:00 pm.

6:42am

Wed June 10, 2015
KALW Daily Almanac

Wednesday June 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Howlin' Wolf

June 10 is the 161st day of the year. 

There are 204 days remaining until the end of the year.

The Sun will rise at 5:47 this morning The Sun will set at 8:31 tonight

 The moon is 39 per cent illuminated
waning until it becomes a New Moon on the 16thLow tide was 12:52 am  1.5

High tide this morning will be at 6:43  at 4.2

Low tide this afternoon will be 12:31  at 0.6

and High tide tonight at 7:36 pm will be  5.8

 Today is… National Yo-Yo Day

 Abolition Day (French Guiana)

 Army Day (Jordan)

 Navy Day (Italy)

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