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Chris Hambrick

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Rene Yung: artist, designer and director of Chinese Whispers, a research and performance project that uncovers the history of Chinese pioneers in the American West.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Favianna Rodriguez:  visual artist, activist, and cultural organizer. Her work will be featured in the new exhibition Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism, opening at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in SF on March 11th.

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Berkeley based guitarist and songwriter, John Givens bring the sensibilities from his background in visual arts to songwriting. Together with his band, Melissa Jones and No Lovely Thing, he explores social issues and emotional themes through driving rhythms and stirring harmonies.

This 8-piece soul band is at the Starry Plough in Berkeley tomorrow, 2/26,  and at Ohmega Salvage on Saturday, 2/27.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Trinidad Escobar: poet and cartoonist whose work is in the Kwentóhan Komiks exhibit at the International Hotel Manilatown Center in San Francisco until April 17th.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Anthony Wayne: co-creator and star of Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, playing now at Brava Theater.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is John Givens: guitarist and bandleader of No Lovely Thing, performing Friday, 2/12, at Ashkenaz in Berkeley.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Nomi Talisman: co-director along with Dee Hibbert-Jones of the Oscar nominated short documentary Last Day of Freedom, which is already a winner at the International Documentary Association Awards.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Christian Cagigal: magician and co-founder of the Fog City Magic Festival.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Martha Rodriguez-Salazar: musician and teacher at Community Music Center in San Francisco’s Mission District.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Mads Tolling: violinist, composer, and bandleader of The Mads Men.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Krista Fatka: comedian and co-producer of Festa Comedy night at Festa Lounge in San Francisco.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Larry Reed, artistic director of ShadowLight Productions, which has been making shadow theater for over three decades in the Bay and all over the world.

Elisabeth Ajtay

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Phoenix Paz: ballroom dancer, contortionist, and teacher for Circus Center in San Francisco.

Amy Snyder

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Zarouhie Abdalian: current artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

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San Francisco drag personality Donna Sachet fulfills many roles in the LGBTQ community. She’s a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, a Castro neighborhood ambassador, entertainer and fundraiser. But the role she’s most proud of is as an advocate.

 

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Donna Sachet: drag entertainer, San Francisco personality and creator of the annual Songs of the Season benefit cabaret.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Naomi Diouf: Artistic Director of Diamano Coura West African Dance Company in Oakland, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Desi Mundo: muralist and founder of Community Rejuvenation Project.

Peter Dobey

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is philosopher Alva Noë, author of the new book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Anja Ulfeldt

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Kate Willett: comedian and host of the Mission Position at Lost Weekend Video. 

Michelle Cornejo

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week our guest is Marco Polo Santiago: guitarist, accordionist, and founder of the 9-piece cumbia band La Misa Negra.

Lisa Keating

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, our guest is George Chen: writer, comedian, and host of the weekly comic showcase Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video.

Pat Mazzera

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is JooWan Kim: pianist, composer, and leader of the hip hop chamber orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj.

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, our guest is Jo Kreiter, artistic director of Flyaway Productions. 

Peter Varshavsky

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week our guest is Marcus Shelby. He’s a bassist, composer, and educator. Shelby talked to KALW's Jen Chien about his new composition for the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Beyond the Blues: A Prison Oratorio, and to share his recommendations for three arts events happening this week in the Bay.

Peggy Peralta

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week our guest is Edy Boone. She’s a muralist, community activist, and teacher. Boone came in to the KALW studios to tell Jen Chien about addressing social issues through her art  and to give her picks for cool happenings around the Bay this weekend.

Dana Kawano

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week our guest is Amara Tabor-Smith. She’s a dancer, choreographer, performer, San Francisco native, and Oakland resident. Tabor-Smith caught up with KALW's Jen Chien to talk about their dancing days and to give her picks for cool arts happenings around the Bay this weekend. 

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