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As Jazz Fest Looks At 50, What Keeps It Alive?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:00:06 +0000

Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create?

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Keak Da Sneak Shot in Richmond, Recovering in HospitalInstagram Photo

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:43:41 +0000

Richmond Police confirmed the hyphy pioneer was found early Monday morning after being shot multiple times.

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Now Playing! Pet Sounds and Local Scenery in Finn Taylor’s ‘Unleashed’Q.Logo.Break

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:00:47 +0000

The East Bay writer-director's fascination with the need for intimate connection reaches a kind of extreme in his new romantic comedy.

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Did You See It?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:51:40 +0000

The fog is making Bay Area eclipse viewing very difficult. What are your #SolarEclipse plans for today? This frustrated eclipse-hunter is pretty angry with our marine layer right now. The next best thing to seeing it with your own eyes is to check out our live coverage.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: An Evening with Ira Glass

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:07:48 +0000

Ira Glass is the creator, producer and  host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. We’ve got 5 pairs of tickets to give away to … Continue reading TICKET GIVEAWAY: An Evening with Ira Glass

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Looking Back at the 1979 Eclipse Through Sarah Charlesworth’s EyesQ.Logo.Break

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:00:07 +0000

For 'Arc of Total Eclipse,' the conceptual artist re-edited front pages of small-town newspapers in a piece that reads very differently today.

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A Short (and Weird) History of Working Out in Music Videos

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:30:29 +0000

As long as there are music videos, there will be an eternal excuse for more spandex and stretching caught on tape.

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Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon and Titan of Telethons, Dies at 91

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:49:50 +0000

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston’s Story

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:00:59 +0000

'Whitney: Can I Be Me' is an unauthorized documentary that marshals the voices of Houston's friends and former employees to tell an intimate, tragic story.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:00:33 +0000

Many images that have been used traditionally to depict the Black Death are, in fact, not images of the plague at all. Now, a group of dedicated historians are trying to correct the record.

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At ‘Sound Maze’ Exhibit in Napa, Everyone Is a Musician

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:01:38 +0000

When stuffy classical music doesn’t work for you, make your own instrument. Artist Paul Dresher did exactly that. Dresher is a composer and musician who has been inventing his own musical instruments since high school. His love of all things musical is loud and clear at his latest exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum, called “Sound … Continue reading At ‘Sound Maze’ Exhibit in Napa, Everyone Is a Musician

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