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Black Violin Breaks Boundaries, Challenges Stereotypes & Empowers Youth

Feb 26, 2020
Mark Clennon

On this edition of Your Call, we’re joined by Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, the incredible classically trained musicians who’ve infused hip hop and classical music to form Black Violin.

Keith Sutter

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with internationally renowned choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa about the West Coast premiere of her transcendent piece ‘Requiem for a Rose’, which is part of Smuin Ballet’s 24th season opener, ‘Dance Series 01’, to be presented at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 29-October 7.

Sights & Sounds: Terrance Kelly

Apr 13, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Terrance Kelly, Artistic Director of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir told KALW’s Jen Chien about three wonderful events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

San Francisco: Man armed with a shotgun near St. Luke's Hospital shot, killed by police // Inside Bay Area News

"A man armed with a shotgun was shot and killed by police Wednesday afternoon at a construction site near St. Luke's Hospital on Cesar Chavez Street, authorities confirmed.

The world’s fair that changed San Francisco

Apr 20, 2015


Imagine a tower more than 40 stories high, sparkling as the sun catches a hundred thousand pieces of colorful cut glass. Imagine this tower at night, lit by dozens of spotlights as its gown of glass shimmies in the wind for a gaping audience beneath -- an audience that was only just starting to have access to electricity. Imagine the promise this vision held, the way it pointed your city towards the future.

San Francisco’s merchant and civic leaders poured their hearts into the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, or PPIE. This world’s fair was ostensibly celebrating the recent completion of the Panama Canal -- but really, this was the city’s chance to show the world that it was back.