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Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio: Sights & Sounds

Nov 9, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Filmmaker Cheryl Fabio will be screening her documentary, Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy at the African American Museum And Library In Oakland, on Friday, 11/10. She told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay Area this week.

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Oakland-based Cherríe Moraga is a Chicana poet, essayist, playwright and feminist activist.

Sights & Sounds: Baruch Porras-Hernandez

Aug 10, 2017

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer and performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez told KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this week.

FSFSF: Comedy from Jen Kirkman and Jessica Sele

May 3, 2016

This week on FSFSF we spotlight comedy from Jen Kirkman and Jessica Sele.

Jen Kirkman is performing Thursday at the Brava theater in San Francisco. Click here for more details.

Jessica Sele is performing Saturday at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Click here for more details.

Photo: Joan Marcus (from Brava Theatre press folder)


Disco legend Sylvester wasn’t born in San Francisco, but he came into his own as an artist in the City in the 70s. He was a trailblazer both musically and culturally — with his high, clear falsetto and unapologetic presence as a fabulous gay black artist, he became known as the “Queen of Disco”.

Stepping off the map with Glorious Ravage

Oct 1, 2015

One of the ways we’re able to see the effects of climate change in the Arctic comes from film footage shot in the 1920s by San Rafael native Louise Boyd. Boyd used her family’s gold mining fortune to make expeditions to the North Pole in the early 20th century.  

Sara Brooke Curtis

Every place has a history hidden that lives beneath what you can see on the surface. Just take the Mission District. The Bart Station at 24th street and Mission is called Plaza Sandino by some -- because in the 1980’s Pro-Sandanista protesters would rally there. Right down the street, Potrero del Sol Park is better known to those who grew up here as La Raza park -- back in the 70’s it was a major gathering spot for low rider cars. This neighborhood has also been called the birthplace of Latin Rock.

Today's Local Music : Brian Gore

Jan 22, 2013

The music you’re hearing is by Brian Gore, who calls himself a “guitar poet.” Gore defines that as playing the guitar “in service of song, over showmanship.” This San Francisco musician is on a national tour with three other performers, which they’re calling “International Guitar Night.” The only Bay Area stop will be this Saturday (01.26) at Brava Theater in the Mission. Music begins about 8pm.