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Today’s Local Music: “Black Map”

Jan 11, 2017

The music you’re hearing now is by Black Map, a trio from San Francisco. They call their musical style “American post-hardcore.” Black Map appears on Friday the 13th at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Doors open at 7 p.m.

It’s going to be wet and stormy in the Bay Area this weekend. We have a few recommendations on special events happening, rain or shine.

Under CC license from Flickr user Beatrice Murch

In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.

But what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect.

 

Here's the sound we played as a clue. We asked you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it. 

 

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Sherri Young, Executive Director  of the African-American Shakespeare Company about the production of ‘Cinderella’ by AASC, opening on December 22nd at The Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Joining them is Samantha Rose Williams, who plays the lead role. 

San Francisco Girls Chorus

Looking for a holiday event like no other? Then you might consider this year’s concert by the San Francisco Girls Chorus, called “A Highlands Holiday.” Choristers will present seasonal works and sing-alongs, and they’ll be joined by local bagpipers! 

Sweet Can Productions

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, who leads the live performances of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, with live actors, an animated backdrop, and Vince Guaraldi’s music, performed by the San Francisco Symphony and the Symphony Chorus, starting December 21.

Sights & Sounds: Alisa Rose of Village Road Trio

Dec 15, 2016
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Alisa Rose, fiddler for the folk-inspired classical music group Village Road Trio told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Photo by Tom Levy

San Francisco's Japantown is a historic relic of an earlier time when Japanese immigrants and their families clustered here and found homes. In 1899, they founded a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist congregation, the first of that tradition on the continent.

Update: President Donald J. Trump signed an executive action on Jan. 25, 2017 to withhold federal grants from "sanctuary cities." 

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as President of the United States on Jan. 20, part of his 100-day action plan is to block federal funding to sanctuary cities. San Francisco received approximately $1 billion in federal funds last year. Berkeley, Oakland, and San Jose also stand to lose funding.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Dickens Christmas Fair

Dec 8, 2016
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Angela Johnston

 

Austin Newsom is an Amtrak ticket agent at the Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco. On his lunch breaks, he takes walks along the Embarcadero.

“It’s really nice, and people usually, when they’re walking along the waterfront, for whatever reason they have big smiles on their faces. I think it makes people happy.”

 

Colin Kaepernick has been using his platform in the NFL to call attention to racial inequities. But the NFL itself has not always been equitable for people of all races.

Audrey Dilling

An unusual scene has been playing out at Ocean Beach over the past few weeks.

Show support for local organizations focused on peace and inclusion in these suggested events happening this weekend around the Bay Area.

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More clarification on Prop. 64 ... Oakland re-examines permits ... No smoking on UC campuses ... Warning for Californians driving to Nevada ... Business, Health, and more.

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Today’s local music comes to us from Sun Kil Moon, a band started by singer and guitarist Mark Kozelek. Sun Kil Moon was in Europe and Japan earlier this year promoting their latest album.

Binah: Mark Bittman with Margo True

Nov 17, 2016

Food journalist and author Mark Bittman shares his latest book, How to Bake Everything, and discusses food policy.

http://www.a-1music.com/blog/ // Left Lane

San Francisco rapper Adam Vida pairs his songs with video that often goes viral, including one shot spontaneously at the riots that followed the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series win. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, Adam Vida talks about the evolution of his sound.

Choreographer Micaya on empowerment through the art of hip-hop

Nov 16, 2016
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This year, the San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest celebrates its 18th anniversary of bringing hip hop dance to the Bay Area stage. Companies come from as far away as Vietnam, and as close as Oakland.

Photo courtesy of the Chinatown Community Development Corporation

 

As of this month, San Francisco’s public housing is now all privately run. 3,500 units have been transferred from the city’s ownership to various housing groups: some non-profit, and some for-profit.

All you need to know about passage of Prop. 64 ... Marijuana at work? ... Better eye sight with pot ... and more.

Julie Caine

We played you this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Binah: Emma Cline with Ellen Sussman

Nov 10, 2016

In her debut novel, The Girls, Emma Cline tells a seductive coming-of-age story inspired by the slavish young women caught up in Charles Manson’s bloody cult.

Courtesy of The Patti Smith Collection, F. W. Olin Library, Mills College. Photo: Linda Smith Bianucci.

Do you need a few suggestions on how to spend your time in the Bay Area this weekend? Well, we’ve picked out a few special events just for you.

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City of Oakland endorses Prop. 64 ... Parental concerns against Prop. 64 ... More towns enact temporary bans ... Israel prepares for Green Rush ... and more.  

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Sound Commons

Nov 3, 2016
Ninna Gaensler-Debs

All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Binah: Alison Gopnik with Dacher Keltner

Nov 3, 2016

Child psychologist Alison Gopnik shares her latest book, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship between Parents and Children

Courtesy of San Francisco Renaissance Voices

The "San Francisco Renaissance Voices" group marks the day after Halloween: All Saints Day. 

Snitow-Kaufman Productions

  

On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Company Town, a new documentary that tells the story of a local election campaign and political decisions that will determine the future of San Francisco.

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