Sutro Baths, Wells Fargo, Stern Grove… What these San Francisco icons have in common is they were all founded or developed by Jews. Jewish people have been living in San Francisco since the beginning of this great city, and that’s the topic of a new documentary called American Jerusalem.
We'll give you the low-down on two festivals opening in the Bay Area in March. The Jewish Music Festival starts this weekend and some of the festival's musicians will perform this Saturday 3 pm in the KALW studios. The True Life Trio perform original songs and folk tunes from the Balkans, the Americas, and beyond. Klezmer fiddler Michael Alpert will also be on hand to play a few tunes. The Crossroads Irish-American Festival opens on March 9th with a cornucopia of music and literary events.