Arts & Culture

6:33pm

Tue March 4, 2014
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Nathan Baxter's journey

Nathan Baxter
StoryCorps

After serving time in the Air Force, Nathan Baxter, an African American man from Pennsylvania, ended up in the South in the 1960s. Baxter learned a lot of lessons during and after his service – one of which was how difficult it could be to be a black man in the South at that time. He stopped by mobile Storycorps booth in Oakland to share some never-told experiences with his descendants.

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5:15pm

Tue March 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

50 years later, old soul finds new fans

Sarah Deragon/Miki Vargas

The film 20 Feet from Stardom, which just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature this past weekend, shines a spotlight on the female singers who sang backup to the biggest soul and rock legends during the 1960s.

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9:04am

Tue March 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Christopher Youmans Band

This music playing now is by Christopher Youmans from Berkeley.  His band – called The Christopher Youmans Band -- incorporates various styles of music in their own compositions, with jazz being the strongest.  You can hear the Christopher Youmans Band on Friday, March 7th at the Subterranean Arthouse, in Berkeley. Doors open at 7:30pm.

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4:28pm

Mon March 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

The dogged search for a neighborhood’s name

 

The size of San Francisco never changes, because of its geographic location on a peninsula. Yet new neighborhood names continue to be created (NoPa, TenderNob, etc.), to describe places carved from existing locations. There’s one exception, though, south of Market (SoMa) and east of Potrero Hill. That place is Dogpatch.

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9:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music: Yesway

The sound you’re hearing now is by the experimental-folk duo known as Yesway. Their sound as been called “a floating, flowing faucet of magical unification.” 

That’s a lot to ask from just two singers. But if you think you’re up for the experience, they’ll be on the stage tomorrow, March 4th at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, starting about 8:00pm. 

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