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Sights & Sounds

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists.

Alicia J Rose

Singer and guitarist Graham Norwood put music on hold after getting married. Then a divorce inspired him to write new songs. Graham’s debut album is "Out of the Sea." In this interview he talks about love, music and being blind.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jeneé Darden sits down with author and educator Lisa D. Gray to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Elisheva Biernoff centers people on her canvas, who are sidelined in society. She talks about her growth as an artist from New Mexico to the Bay Area. Her work is featured in the celebration of Fraenkel Gallery’s 40th anniversary.

Sights & Sounds: Carina Ho

Dec 19, 2019

Sights & 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 sits down with musician and choreographer Carina Ho, also known as Onikho, to talk about three arts events happening this weekend in the Bay.

Alicia J. Rose

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Dardens sits down with singer-songwriter Graham Norwood to hear his recommendations for three arts events happening in the Bay Area this weekend.

Markus Mollenberg

When Kelsey Custard was a kid in Sacramento, she didn’t go to the circus or see clowns. Now she’s clowning for Cirque du Soleil and making people laugh all over the world. Her latest show is Amaluna.

Andria Lo

Mimi Lok is the executive director of the human-rights organization Voice of Witness, whose mission is to amplify unheard voices. Mimi carries the passion over her day job over to the world she imagines.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden sits down with author Mimi Lok to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend. 

 Renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami’s brilliant film 5 Dedicated to Ozu is a meditative work in which all the characters are part of nature, like water and animals. Kiarostami created the film as a dedication to one of his inspirations, the Japanese silent filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. The screening at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive this Sunday is a nice option if you're looking to unwind after the holiday.

David Allen

Magician Namigoro Sumidagawa brought Japanese magic shows to America in 1866, making the artform popular. Then western magicians appropriated his act. Actor David Hirata tells this story through monologue and magic in "A Box Without a Bottom: Soko-Nashi Bako."

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.

Courtesy of DJ Lamont

For nearly 20 years DJ Lamont has been teaching spinning skills through his business Fingersnaps Media Arts. But he’s also known for getting the party started around the Bay Area. He shares his journey to music and San Francisco.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden speaks with magician, writer and actor David Hirata to talk about three events happening around the bay this weekend.

Pamela Denise Harris

Carolina De Robertis traveled to her family’s country Uruguay and learned about the nation’s queer history. The trip inspired her latest book "Cantoras," about five lesbians living during a dictatorship who escape to a rustic beach that becomes their sanctuary.

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, host Jenee Darden sat down with Cirque du Soleil clown Kelsey Custard to talk about three events happening in the Bay Area this weekend.

photo provided by Elisheva Biernoff

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week, Jenee Darden sat down with visual artist Elisheva Biernoff to talk about three events going on over Halloween weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Sawyer Rose

Oct 24, 2019

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, Jenee Darden sat down with artist Sawyer Rose to talk about three events happening around the Bay this weekend.

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.

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, host Jenee Darden sat down with DJ Lamont, DJ extraordinnaire and director of Fingersnaps Media Arts, to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Josh Egel

The Onyx is a diverse collective of six black female artists, based in Oakland, who have audiences grooving to a range of sounds from R&B and rock to Latin music. In this interview, singer Dane’elle Emerson and drummer Genesis Valentine talk about empowering black women through music.

The Onyx self-titled EP is available now. See them perform this Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Life is Living Festival in West Oakland’s Bobby Hutton Park. 

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Sights & Sounds: The Onyx

Oct 3, 2019

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, guest host Damien Minor sat down with Genesis Valentine and Dane’elle Emerson from the band The Onyx to talk about three arts events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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.

Courtesy of Josh Kornbluth

Can your golden years truly be golden? Josh Kornbluth thinks so, but he says it starts with how you think about aging. The actor explains this in the video “Age without Ageism.” It’s part of his web series Citizen Brain.

Sights & Sounds: Josh Kornbluth

Sep 12, 2019
Atlantic Instititue: Lee Atherton

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, comedic monologist Josh Kornbluth sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Aran Johnson, Wikimedia Commons

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, David Roach, co-founder  and director of the Oakland International Film Festival, sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Sights & Sounds: Theo Aytchan Williams

Aug 29, 2019
Courtesy of SambaFunk!

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, artistic director of SambaFunk! Theo Aytchan Williams sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

 

The High And Low Notes Of Tammy L. Hall's Music Career

Aug 28, 2019

Tammy L. Hall’s feet could barely touch the floor when she sat on a piano bench at four years old. But when she tapped those keys, her family knew she was born to be a musician. 

DJ Cecil loved spending his childhood days in Sacramento, listening to all sorts of music from jazz and hip-hop to gospel. Once his father became a minister, he wasn’t always allowed to listen to secular music. But after moving to Santa Cruz for college, he developed a passion for DJing.

Sights & Sounds: DJ Cecil

Aug 8, 2019
Courtesy of DJ Cecil

Sights and Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. This week, musican, composer and producer DJ Cecil sat down with KALW's Jenee Darden to talk about three events happening around the Bay Area.

Bombazo en la Bahia at the AU lounge in Dowtown Oakland on Sunday

Soulovely takes place at 7th West in Oakland on Sunday afternoon

Courtesy of Sabreena Haque

As a young girl, henna artist Sabreena Haque learned about her culture’s ancient traditions during family visits to Pakistan. She became fascinated with the intricacy of henna designs at a family wedding and saw the art form as a way to share her culture with others.

Courtesy of Aya de Leon

UC Berkeley Professor Aya de Leon lit up the Bay Area’s slam poetry scene back in the '90s. Now, she’s a novelist. Her award-winning series, "Justice Hustlers" features action-packed, erotic, feminist heist stories, where the sheroes are sex workers. 

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