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Courtesy of Carly Bond

Carly Bond is a songwriter and guitar player. Her band, Meernaa, released their first full-length record this summer titled Heart Hunger. She began writing songs for it after she discovered a family secret. Through processing her family’s history, she’s crafted a synth-driven, dreamy landscape.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sat down with Sarah Simon and Kate Sweeney from the band Magic Magic Roses to talk about three events happening around the bay this weekend.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. One listener wanted to know, "Where is the best place in East Oakland to buy fresh produce with WIC vouchers?"

Sights & Sounds: Carly Bond

Oct 17, 2019

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sits down with singer-songwriter Carly Bond of the band Meernaa to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Truc Nguyen

 

Almost 60 years ago, the City of San Francisco named a unique street Brotherhood Way. On the south-side of Brotherhood Way, there’s a row of churches and faith-based institutions.

Sights & Sounds: Crystal Vielula

Sep 26, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Truc Nguyen sat down with queer artist Crystal Vielula to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Touring the Deep South with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

Jun 27, 2019

Following the 2016 presidential election, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus decided to take their songs and message to the south. They toured areas of the southern United States with the most discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ laws, and the experience was turned into a new award-winning documentary called Gay Chorus Deep South. KALW’s Truc Nguyen sat down with SFGMC artistic director and conductor Dr.

Sights & Sounds: Dr. Tim Seelig

Jun 13, 2019
Nick Leoni

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene.  Dr. Tim Seelig is the artistic director and conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. He told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Courtesy of Kimbery Acebo Arteche

Growing up in Maryland, cultural worker and interdisciplinary artist Kimberley Acebo Arteche didn’t see a lot of other Filipinos in the predominately white schools she attended. Traditional values were passed down from her family, but there weren’t a lot of other resources to help Kim learn more about her heritage.

Sights & Sounds: Kimberley Acebo Arteche

May 23, 2019
Kimberley Acebo Arteche

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Educator, cultural worker, and interdisciplinary artist Kimberley Acebo Arteche told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Courtesy of Theatre of Yugen

More than forty years ago, San Francisco’s Theatre of Yugen became one of the first American theater companies to feature classical Japanese theater arts.

Sights & Sounds: Nick Ishimaru

Apr 18, 2019
Lisa Keating

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Theatre of Yugen Artistic Director Nick Ishimaru told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Jamie Lyons

San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been transcending traditional ballet through cross-genre collaborations since 1982. Over the years, the dance company has worked with artists of various backgrounds to develop performances designed to change the way we look at modern ballet. 

Sights & Sounds: Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ

Mar 21, 2019
Christine Jade

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Emmy award winning composer and musician Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

San Francisco based singer-songwriter Anna Hillburg has played in countless bands over the past 20 years. In 2013, she released her first solo record and recalls it being a more vibrant time for the San Francisco art community.

Truc Nguyen

 

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When Metallica, the Rolling Stones, or other big rock acts come to the Bay Area, and they need their guitars fixed, there’s a good chance you can find them down at 15 Lafayette Street in San Francisco.

Sights & Sounds: Anna Hillburg

Dec 20, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco Singer-songwriter Anna Hillburg told KALW’s Truc Nguyen about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Cinque Mubarak

 

Ivan Garcia is only 15 years old, but he’s already working with Oakland city officials, and was appointed by Mayor Libby Schaaf to the city’s Youth Advisory Commission.